Saturday, April 09, 2011

"I've clicked send. Why hasn't she replied!?"

I love my job more than most, but we all have our frustrations, right?

It really bothers me when parents of students expect me to drop everything to get back to them.  As if I don't have anything else going on, or as though I live to respond to their email or phone call. 

Honestly, it's a little dehumanizing.  I'm not a human, but a teacher: a product to supply their needs.

1 comment:

  1. I HATE when parents do that, then expect you to move faster when they email the counselor after a couple of hours to say that you NEVER replied. Uh, HELLO? I don't get a planning period until the next to last period of the day, and your child is only one of 174 kids I have to keep track of. Joy. UnSPEAKable joy.