Friday, February 13, 2009

I think I've over-done it this time...I've given more than I should, and now I am feeling the heat...sometimes I think that it does not pay to be a nice person...no matter how or what you do for your students, there are many parents who fall short of appreciating it...I'm not a baby, that constantly requires praise and compliment...what I do for my students...whatever extra I give my students, are on my own initiative...and that is when parents start on their list of demands...I would give in to their demands, if it suits me...but I can't possibly give-in to all of them...and now, I feel as if I am being treated like trash...they would not even bother to call in to give me a heads up, when they are not able to make it...kept me waiting and wasting my time...and they demand that I replace the class, or they won't pay the studio their monthly fees...

Give me a thousand kiddos to teach than a parent of these character to deal with...

Being a music teacher or a teacher is no joy-ride, that's for sure......you've got to major in counseling, human resources, people-relationship, childcare, business administration, secretary, student pedagogy and music all at the same time...

I am exhausted...mentally and emotionally...

Lights out...

1 comment:

Philip926 said...

Emily, I can sympathise with you since I'm a music teacher myself. Have you tried talking to the Administrator about your problems? (I assume you're talking about your music school students)

It pays to draw the line with parents when their children first start lessons with you. Spell out your terms regarding missed lessons, etc. Of course we have to compromise at times, but not to the point where they climb on top of your head and s*** on you.

Hang in there, and if you need to talk or rant, feel free to get in touch with me through my blog or website.