I would like to hear from other teachers on this one. I've written on this before, about trying to "discipline" and correct teachers using guilt, my story about being very very sick at the end of my last school year, my co-worker's experience taking time off when her mother-in-law died tragically, and when I tried to teach on crutches. Here's my question: Is this unique to the district I used to work in or is this an inherent problem for people who work with children?
A related question: WHY? It's extremely unprofessional. Everyone gets sick. Everyone has family emergencies. Unless someone is abusing the system, I really don't understand the guilt that seems to be induced so quickly by administrators.
Four years ago: More Interesting Past Tenses
Three years ago: Thing Number 75 I Don't Miss About Teaching
One year ago: The Parent Factor