When someone pointed me to an article about teachers’ holiday bonuses, I almost snapped. Which teachers are getting bonuses? And why are those teachers not me?
And then I read it.
Most public school districts don’t give teachers bonuses. But it appears that this year, many made an exception.
An email with a sparkly GIF
I FEEL SO SEEN.
A bracelet with the principal’s motto on it
A sweatshirt with the principal’s hashtag on it
Food poisoning from cafeteria burritos
One-hour early dismissal
Requests to donate to other underpaid school employees
The worst ornament.
Wait, no. This is the worst ornament.
I stand corrected. Official worst ornament.
Three unpaid snow days
THREE jeans days!
A request to chip in … for faculty lunch
OK, wait. This teacher actually wins.
A $1,500 retention bonus
Teachers, I’m sorry you don’t get anywhere near the bonus you deserve. But I hope you find a way to fill your break with things, people, festivities, and food that bring you joy. (Even if it’s floor snacks. I won’t judge.)
What was your Christmas bonus this year? Let us know in the comments.
Looking for more articles like this? Be sure to subscribe to our newsletters!