Hypothetically, how do you think overtime pay would affect the teaching world?

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  1. YoungTeacherGuy

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    This.

    I was the type of teacher who would spend weeks preparing my classroom in the summer because I liked to work at my own pace. There’s no way I should have been compensated for that time because I could have (probably?) gotten it done during the 2.5 days allotted.
     
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    There's no way our union would let something like that fly, as it would result in a far, far lower "base" salary. Our education system here in Ontario is taking some major funding hits already; there would be no funding to pay teachers overtime.
     
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    I should clarify mine-I do not expect any extra compensation of any sort when I choose to work late/come in extra days, etc. Where I think there should be extra compensation is when administration is asking us to do something outside of our contract hours/times, not because we elect to do whatever it is (if I choose to attend a training that requires extra time-no extra compensation, admin asks me to attend a training that requires extra time-compensation).
     
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    As part of our contract, we are expected at two meetings a month (whole faculty and department) and 4 events a year (back to school night, 2 open houses, and graduation.) Also, we must have at least two days when we are available to tutor either before or after school for an hour. We set those days ourselves. Most of us do those by appointment only, so we don't have to come in early or stay late if no one is coming. Other than that, we are given comp time or our hourly rate for: school-wide tutoring programs, teaching credit recovery, chaperoning school events, etc. For example, I sponsored the fan bus to a football game, and was given a day of comp time in exchange.
     
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    I agree. And so do the teachers in my district. But the powers that be obviously do not.
     
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    Me too. Contract time is 42.5 hours.
     

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