Saturday, September 24, 2011

So Much For Wanting To Keep Quality Teachers


This comment, from Burntoutteacher needs its own post.  She's getting her own well deserved rainbow.

I did it P'Oed! Tuesday morning I got up from yet another sleepless night and just could not could not could not face going in to that hostile environment. After 23 years (no way I could last to 25) in the DoE, 21 of them as a well-respected, S rated teacher, mentor, student teacher instructor, I could no longer face the harassment, targeting, evil administration. I put in my papers this week and I am now a retiree! The DoE may have screwed me out of a decent pension, but they will not have my health and happiness!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

If your not wanted and it just keeps getting worse then you need to move on. The reform movement is destroying with the help of Bloomberg the New York City education system. It will take many years to recover.
When you retire it all becomes so obvious that your health is much more important then dealing with a system that surely doesn't care. I'm with dozens of retired teachers in Florida who know what you will soon know. Your life is much more important then some stupid system that is being destroyed from inside.

Schoolgal said...

It's not just the ATRs. My friend who is in a relatively good school can't take this nonsense any more and is looking to see if she can also afford retirement even if it's with a penalty.

To Burntout: Make sure you refill all your meds now, because in 3 months you will be subjected to a big deductible. Wish my pension consultant had told me that.

You are right, your health and happiness comes first, and you will enjoy retirement.

Advocate Tracie said...

Yes, yes yes..GOOD FOR BURNTOUT TEACHER..I AM SO HAPPY FOR HER! HAPPINESS AND HEALTH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING ELSE IN THIS WORLD!

burntoutteacher said...

Thanks so much for all your support.

For the first time in years, I am sleeping well, and there seems to be something wrong with my face. Oh, never mind, it's a SMILE!

Schoolgal said...

Where's the "Like" button when you need one? Glad there's a smile on your face :)

Welcome to the world of sleeping in on a rainy or snowy day. Yep! It's worth the early retirement penalty.

Madame LaFarge said...

How about the UFT step up to the plate for prescription coverage for retirees?

If they stopped using our dues to pay for prizes, finger food, and their fat pensions maybe they would be able to underwrite a semblance of coverage that is very much needed.