Monday, June 28, 2010

Blessing #25 - Rockbridge County Schools

     The Rockbridge County School System has been kind to me through the years.  They hired me when I moved here in 1978 as a 6th grade teacher.  After that they moved me to middle school 6th Grade English where I remained until I took early retirement in 1998.  Then after my early retirement ran out and I wanted to return to the system, they rehired me as an In-School Suspension middle school teacher which was 6 years ago.  So at 71, I am still working for them...what more could an employee ask for?  I no longer get any benefits and am a non-contractural employee, but that suits me fine.  They pay me a very fair hourly salary for a person my age, and I have no complaints. As far as I know, I am still on the payroll for the 2010-2011 school year which means I will still be teaching at 72....I actually started in the field at 20! It has been a long, long rewarding career.  So to have a job where I like working with people who show me kindness and respect, I have to thank Rockbridge County Schools for all they continue to do for me and my family.  They have stood by me for many years. For these reasons I have selected the school system as my Blessing #25.

“The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.”
~Oscar Wilde - 1854-1900

3 comments:

tongfengdemao said...

I didn't know that retirement could run out!

That's pretty awesome to have been in education so long. I hear so much about teacher burnout. I know my uncles struggled with that (and too much paperwork/non-teaching work). You must really love teaching.

~Faith
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Genie Robinson said...

Faith..I tried being a travel agent right after retirement, but it was so different from teaching and then 9 -11 did me in. I was at work that day, and next door they had the TV on. I made it about one more month and that was it. Early retirement here allows you to retire after a certain number of years in the system and then teach 20 days as a sub for a certain number of years - cannot remember the number - at full pay those 20 days....that’s what I meant by early retirement ending.The bottom line is I just love the kids. Hope I get to do it one more year! Genie

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

What a wonderful sampler you are working on...and the blessings even more so!