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Showing posts from August, 2015

No Pay for Teachers!!!

I'm not sure about other school districts but in my school district we get paid once a month. After being employed for 5 years, I've eventually learned how to budget and make that money stretch for the whole month. However, there are couple months throughout the year, that are especially long months; the month of January and the month of July.

Before we are released for Christmas break, we typically get paid in the 2nd or 3rd week of December and don't get paid again until the end of January!! That's 45 days we have to live off of one check?! 45 days to complete your holiday shopping, secure holiday travel expenses and pay your rent/mortgage for the month of January and all monthly utility expenses. SMH!! The second long month is the month of July!! Typically, June is chock full of summer professional development courses and other professional opportunities and July is the month for vacations, family reunions, weddings, baby showers, cookouts, family trips and BACK TO …