Monday, May 9, 2011


I am keeping track of how many hours I work during this school year. My contract only pays me to work 183 days a year, from 7:30-2:30 (that is 1189.5 hours in total). We are not told we have to work extra hours, but there is no way I could plan, correct papers, make copies, make phone calls, etc., just working to contract. Usually I arrive at school by 6:15 a.m. and leave around 3:15 p.m. Then when Samuel is in bed for the night, I do at least another couple hours of work. I also take stuff home on the weekends.

This week I worked 47 hours.

Total to date: 1635 hours hours. I have now worked 445.5 hours for free!

1 comment:

stART said...

I know how you feel. And my boss notes when I come in five minutes behind time but somehow misses that fact that he has NEVER left the office that I have not remained working for a MINIMUM of a) an hour longer than he nor b) 30 minutes longer than I get paid. On average I do 10 unpaid hours weekly. Every week. If not more. Sometimes quite considerably more. AND I'M UNIONIZED!!!! :-(