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post #46 of 59
Danielle, I enjoyed your post. I related to it as a part-time cake decorator and as a full-time teacher. I'm only sorry that the first time you felt free and safe enough to share an incident with your "CC family" some chose to attack you on a personal level. Please don't let their personal issues keep you from sharing on this site in the future.

Someone earlier in the post said only teachers know the "REAL kid". So right! Parents are shocked when we have a conference to tell them about "their" kid. Then denial kicks in and the blame game starts. It's always someone else's fault. Because, "I know my kid and he/she wouldn't do such a thing!" R I G H T!

Some of you people need to get REAL! The "School" has changed! How many of you go to work everyday and have to walk through a metal detector, overhear foul language being spoken in conversations as you walk down the hall, have at least one student, if not more, in the classroom constantly acting out disrupting the educational process trying for Entertainer of the Year award (hence keeping your child from getting the education they deserve). How about having your car vandalized or receive personal threats because you send these kids to the principal's office. The list goes on and on. I believe this is happening because the American "family structure" is breaking down. Many students come from homes where they are raised by a single grandparent and even great grandparent. Moms and/or dads are in jail, on drugs or alcohol, shacking up with a different abuser every other month (role modelling at its best!). Etc., etc.,etc!

How do teachers know all this behind the scene stuff? Because we are teachers with hearts. A day doesn't go by that we don't have to wear more than a teacher's hat. Try counselor, social worker, nurse, free tutor not only to students but to their family members who are trying to get their GED, taxi cab driver, meals on wheels, Santa and just plain old friend. We love what we do. Lord knows we don't do it for the money! There few as rewarding professions as ours. We give far a beyond to make a difference in peoples lives. So I think we have the wear and tear on us to be able to vent and use words such as "wacky" and "idiots" because we see a lot worse!
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post #47 of 59
Bakingangel said it right. Problem children always start with problem parents.

I will never forget the time I gave a take home test to a group of 11th graders. The test was due on a particular day and I told the class they could NOT turn it in late for partial credit. If it wasn't in on time, they would receive a zero.

Well, the day came - every student turned in the test but one male. I counted the tests when I collected them, asked the male where his was, and he goes to me, "did you lose it already?" Grrrrrrrrrr.....!!!! icon_mad.gif

So, I sent a progress report home to mom and dad, explaining their son didn't turn in a take home test and would receive a zero.

I got a call from the mother that I had to make an allowance b/c her son "had a learning disability...." I told her the other 2 students in my class with a LD managed to get their assignments in on time. Boy, did that start a big fiasco with the principal and guidance counselor! This kid was very smart - he just needed untimed testing. He wasn't not learning challenged in the least. He did get accepted into college after graduation. Nice kid, but LAZY!!!

Well, don't I get satisfaction out of this story! This incident happened 10 years ago and now I see him working at the local Lowe's in the paint section. Guess he was lazy in college as well!

Sorry for hijacking your thread Danielle. I had to share this story.
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post #48 of 59
My opinion which will probably be worth nothing is.

It is possible to rant and get your point across without putting other people down, yes we all have to put up with customers who have no clue and may not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier. But that is a fact of life whether you are a cake artist, housewife, doctor or lawyeror teacher.

Does everyone have a bad day: Yes, whether your a teacher, cashier or housewife.

Would you like for someone to trash or put down someone you love? NO.

Did the op do that, Yes.

Did other posters do that? Yes.

My point is ( and this is coming from someone who thinks before they speak)( I'm a Sagittarius and a rooster in the chinese zodiac, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it LOL), we all need to reread our words and think how would we feel if those words were directed at us or someone we love or care about.

Okay everyone can hate me now.

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post #49 of 59
My Two Cents

You know if Danielle1218 had sent her vent in a note home to other parents or put it in a school newspaper then yes I would agree to question as to how she could call herself a teacher but she didnt she vented to other people who enjoy doing this and who can relate to how she felt. I work in a public school and Ive seen and heard how parents talk about teachers and I agree with whoever said they would rather home school their child the send them to be taught by a school teacher if thats what you feel then do it. You have that option. By the way be sure and thank a Teacher they are the ones that enabled you to respond to this form. Now lets talk cake.

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post #50 of 59
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Originally Posted by varika



Quote:
Originally Posted by dkelly

MichelleM77, I'm with you.

I've recently read some posts here written by people that identify themselves as teachers, who refer to their students as "losers", "idiots", "lazy slobs" and "wackos".

It's very inappropriate and very sad.

Let's not forget these are kids that are being called these names.

Sometimes teachers are the only hope for some of these kids and the best role model they have. It's not their fault if their families are what you consider "wackos".



I'm sorry, but can you back this claim up? This is the first post I have seen at all where it's been a TEACHER calling people losers, idiots, lazy slobs, and wackos. Mostly it's been, you know, just plan cake decorators.



Yes varika I can back this "claim" up and I just did by PM'ing you a link to just one of the many threads I mentioned. (I won't post the link here, no need to open another can of worms)

With all the thousands of threads posted here each week it's no wonder that you may have missed the ones I speak of.

Why would I lie about that? icon_rolleyes.gif

I hope the mod's delete this thread. There isn't one helpful thing about it. thumbsdown.gif
post #51 of 59
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Originally Posted by cakehelp

Who cares what the OP does for a living? Teacher, secretary, computer programmer... that has nothing to do with the vent. She is venting about a difficult cake customer. I have read many posts like this one, where somone wants to vent a little, and I have never seen that person get jumped at like this. Please, let this be a safe place for cake-makers of all kinds to vent!!!

And OP, I'm so glad you get the day to yourself icon_biggrin.gif It just wouldn't have been worth it I think. Too much hassle.



Amen!!!! Well said thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #52 of 59
Bakingangel - VERY WELL SAID! I've been a teacher for 15 years. Mostly elementary school. I've had kids I adored and kids I couldn't wait to get rid of. Sorry, but it's just a fact.

Taking the OP's post and turning it into her bashing her students is just ridiculous.

Back to the original post.....glad you got out of that situation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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post #53 of 59
back to the orignial post, I was nodding my head at each remark because I am dumbfounded at the lask of intelligence of some people. I had a customer recently want to order a three tiered cake to feed 20 people - I MEAN REALLY?!?!?! Anyone can see that a cake that large would feed more than 20 people!

As for your comment about the student, which I didn't even notice, I was proud - I use much harsher words to describe some of my customers to my Dh and close friends. I have such a potty mouth for a southern girl!
post #54 of 59
OK to Danielle 1218 you have every right to vent, and I saw nothing wrong with your post. I work for an airline, and believe me, there are a lot of wacky dingbat, how did you find your way here alone, people that come to the airport all the time. Why just today we had a passenger that was dressed up in a frilly ruffled poufed up pink dress, ruffled socks, maryjanes, bows in her hair and a huge lollipop to boot, Did I mention she was somewhere in her 50's or 60's. Think 4 year old dressed for the little miss contest. I think I've discovered whatever happened to Baby Jane icon_confused.gif My point here is that the op hasn't said anything anyone of us hasn't used to describe Someone we deal with at one time or another, being a teacher really had nothing to do with the story. Those of you who have to jump on every word need to chill out and not be so overly critical. The OP i'm sure did not say these things TO the girl, and yes once graduated she is an adult.I usually never post when things turn ugly, but it just seems a bit out of hand lately, and ridiculous.
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post #55 of 59
OP I just checked your area...you are in upstate New York?

Hmmmm I could have sworn that wacko family lived HERE in good ol OK.
Just goes to show you the NUTS are EVERYWHERE!!!!!

Take a break this weekend!!
Laura
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post #56 of 59
Glad to see this post taking a positive turn again... whew!

PS - My sister and BIL are both high school teachers at the same school. They tell me honestly all the time about their day. I could NEVER do what they do! Teachers are really heros. Keep your chin up and vent here anytime, this is a safe place for cakers, ok?
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post #57 of 59
To the OP. Last time i checked , this was STILL the great old United States ! You have the right to freedom of speech, and no one can take that away from you ! Sorry your taking a hit today...cheer up, you got it all out of your system, and in the end, wasn't that all you were trying to do ? I don't have kids in school anymore, but you sure opened my eyes to all the stress teachers have on their shoulders. Thank you for that ! Have a great day !
post #58 of 59
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OK....my turn again....

To shturpin, loriana, jlsheik, bohnlo, wendyintx, sweetbystacy, Molly2, keltokel and bakingangel.....THANK YOU!!!

I certainly did not call her an idiot or wack-o to her face...I would never do that. I do love my teaching job and again.....I WAS TRYING TO DO THIS KID A FAVOR!!!!!

And thank you to those people out there that are teachers, have relatives that are teachers and those who work in the public everyday (aka...flight attendant). Unless you deal with the public everyday like we do, you have no clue what you are talking about. I teach in a K-12 building...I see kindergarten kids one period and then senior high kids the next due to the class I teach....and they aren't all darlings.

Personally wack-o and idiot are mild compared to other words I have heard. And like someone else said on here said....she probably got a $25 cake a Wal-mart....well ya know what???....good for her.

And here is another one for ya....to those that want to home school their kids....well good for you, it's one less pain in the butt I have to deal with!!!!

AND TO THOSE THAT SEE MY POINT......thank you for being open minded. I appreciate what you have to say more than anyone here. So again....thank you!!!
post #59 of 59
I want to say "Thank You" to all the parents who


... make time when there isn't any left in the day to spend quality
time with their kids,
... teach them right from wrong
... teach them to be respectful,
... teach the Golden Rule (treat others the way you want to be treated)
... teach them how to make wise choices
... show interest in their schoolwork,
... establish expectations for them to always give their best at whatever
they do.

You and your children are a blessing to teachers and are the hope for tomorrow.
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