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annalee




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:21 pm
I work in a school part time and get paid by the hour. They are having mandatory meetings soon and I have to attend. Not at a time I would normally be there. Do I charge for the time?
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amother




Floralwhite
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:21 pm
yes
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flowerpower




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:23 pm
Sure
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liveandlove.ima




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:25 pm
You should. Unless it's written in the contract otherwise.

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annalee




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:26 pm
So why do I feel so guilty?
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liveandlove.ima




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:30 pm
annalee wrote:
So why do I feel so guilty?

Because you're human. Smile
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challahchallah




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:30 pm
annalee wrote:
So why do I feel so guilty?


I don’t know, but you shouldn’t. These are work, meetings right? Of course you have to charge. If you didn’t and somehow it was found out, it would be a legal risk for them. I know that’s unlikely, but still, don’t put them in that position and don’t shortchange yourself. This is a business arrangement.
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helpful




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:39 pm
If you do special ed, you don't get paid for meetings even though you usually get paid by the hour. Can't answer why.... but why not ask?
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imasinger




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:42 pm
I usually ask.

Some schools will pay, others won't.
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zaq




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:46 pm
yes, of course.
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Fabulous




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 6:50 pm
Most schools- it’s built into the contract
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ysydmom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 7:02 pm
Definitely if you are at work you get paid - don't feel guilty you are giving your time for your job that is what you are getting paid for. If the school didn't want to pay you they wouldn't have you come Smile Everyone's time is valuable why should yours be any less valuable.
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annalee




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 7:19 pm
ysydmom wrote:
If the school didn't want to pay you they wouldn't have you come Smile.


I think it’s like state mandated. I don’t think the school would have had me come otherwise.
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annalee




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 7:20 pm
Also, I don’t have a contract. Confused
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ysydmom




 
 
 
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 8:26 pm
If you get paid hourly and the school is making it mandatory for you to come then you get paid this is a part of life. If you feel guilty you can ask the school if they are going to pay you and if they say no then say you aren't going as it's your time and your time is valuable.
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amother




Oleander
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 10:06 pm
You can ask but expect a no on the payment. Part of the job of a teacher does include meetings here or there. And unfortunately Jewish schools don't have clear contracts.

The only time it's fair to demand payment is if you are giving up another paid job to make the meeting.
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amother




NeonGreen
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 10:12 pm
Yes you should get paid. But I understand your concern about feeling guilty. Maybe just have a conversation with them to confirm.
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amother




Feverfew
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 10:51 pm
Ask them what they will be paying Wink

I'm a teacher. Certain things are part of regular salary, like orientation, PTA meetings, etc.

But I do get paid per hour fire extra meetings like curriculum meetings that we have abt6-8 tunes a year.
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amother




Feverfew
 

Post Tue, Nov 09 2021, 10:54 pm
annalee wrote:
So why do I feel so guilty?


Because many principals/schools like to guilt their staff into feeling that since this is avodas hakodesh they should be dedicating all their time and life to their job.

BH I don't work in that type of school, but other ppl I know who work in schools have heads that are ALL into that. "How dare you take off (even regular PTO d ays)-- the kids will suffer!!!! ")

So could be you work in a school like that where the administration gives 120% to the school and expects that from everyone else.

I'm devoted, but not THAT devoted.
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amother




Cornsilk
 

Post Wed, Nov 10 2021, 12:15 am
amother [ Oleander ] wrote:
And unfortunately Jewish schools don't have clear contracts.


That may be true for some, but not all.
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