A lot of the teachers I work with are pretty upset that we have to return to work on Monday the 2nd. I must admit I am one of those teachers. The reason for most of us being upset is that the 2nd is considered a business holiday, meaning most businesses are closed INCLUDING day care! Which means not only are most teachers having to pay their monthly day care bill but also pay for a babysitter for the day (defeating the purpose of working for a day when you turn around and give a babysitter your pay).
Which begs the question, What in the world are they (the board) thinking?!?!?! I mean do you not realize that probably 70% (if not more) of your employees have children, let alone children under the age of five that have to be taken care of?!?!? Maybe we should all bring our children to work that day and take a little visit to the main offices of the county. Now looking ahead to next year's calendar New Year's Day is on a Tuesday, and guess what...we go back to work on the 2nd, and the kids come back on that Thursday...two days....really!?!?!?
So here's my survey, when do you go back to school? What are your thoughts about this?