Guess what? They pay me to do this!
by Mr. Sheehy
I know I am supposed to show better solidarity with my fellow teachers over pay, and often I feel that solidarity and agree with the arguments over the particulars regarding my contract. But today when I went to my mailbox and found my pay stub, I almost turned to the person closest to me and declared, “Hey, I got paid again!” I’m genuinely happy for a first step South Dakota salary. Who knew?
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that I’ve got WIC picking up the milk and cheese bill while I spend my day challenging teenagers to explain whether Robert Frost made great poetry. So I’ll keep on grinnin’ ( and thanking all of you who pay federal taxes – I’ll pay you back, somehow.)