It looks like I will be paid anywhere from $1500 - $5000 less next year. It's very painful because clearly I make SO MUCH money already. It is really making me rethink the whole "teacher" thing. I mean, I love my job and I think I am really good at it, but I do have a mortgage and I don't exactly want to work for peanuts. Although, if they are salted, shelled peanuts, I might actually be willing to work for peanuts. Or, if they were those crummy marshmallow peanuts, and rich people wanted to buy them from me for lots of money, I would in fact be willing to work for peanuts. Also, if the only thing left on earth to eat was peanuts, then yes, I may work for peanuts. Or, if I was an elephant.
The truth is even if I wanted to find another job right now, I wouldn't exactly have my choice of sweet nectarines to pick from a nectarine, uh, plant??? What do nectarines grow on anyway? What I am trying to say is that finding a job that I like as much as teaching or that makes more than teaching is pretty much impossible right now. Although, I do have a few ideas:
1. Ronald McDonald - There is this Ronald McDonald guy that comes to our school every year, tells a few jokes, does a couple tricks and then says, "DON'T DO DRUGS!" and calls it a day. My Principal actually told me that I would do an excellent job at this. Yes, I am not sure if this was a compliment, but I am going to go ahead and say... it wasn't! He actually told me that this Ronald McDonald assembly guy makes like 100 grand a year.
Pros: The $100,000/year thing.
Cons: You are Ronald McDonald.
2. Barber - I've been watching a lot of Leave It To Beaver with Lincoln lately, and the thing is, everyone always loves the Barber. Also, Barbers are almost always sarcastic and jaded. But if I were to be a Barber, I would have have my own manly place. No way am I going to "shampoo" anybody.
Pros: Tips and free shaving cream.
Cons: Touching greasy, old man hair daily.
3. Join a posse - Preferably one for that Anoop guy on American Idol. I can't think of a single celebrity that I would be a better posse fit for than Anoop. A posse are those guys that hang out with famous guys famous people, right?
Pros: Hanging out with Anoop.
Cons: Also, hanging out with Anoop.