Awhile ago I put in for a salary increase, since I graduated with two bachelor’s degrees and teachers get paid more based on their level of education. A mere three months later, and the paperwork has gone through! Now I am officially making half of what my computer science major friend makes working for a fancy company, as opposed to my previous 40%. The best part is that it’s retroactive, so my next paycheck will have a nice little bonus added to it, just in time for the holidays.
Speaking of which, there are only 16 more school days between me and Christmas break, and that theoretical upswing in the curve of first year teachers’ morale. Thank God.