Most teachers put in 60+ hours a week. Now principals are a different story. School admin salaries in my state vary significantly. Rural principals can make anywhere from $60–$90k. Urban principals can make upwards of 110k. However with increased salaries come increased responsibilities and hours. Most principals have a 220–240 day contract. AKA year round vs. the 184ish day contract of teachers. And that doesn’t even count the long hours on weekends that they put in. So no. School principals make enough to live comfortably, however they work their tails off long.
My husband and I had a certificate for a overnight stay and dinner at a local hotel that has a very nice steakhouse attached to it. We have eaten there a few times and the food has always been delicious and the service impeccable. It is expensive but also well worth it. We scheduled our stay at the hotel and I was really looking forward to it at it was out first overnight away from out son since he was born almost a year before.
There is no model of herd immunity. Our officials have realized that out best chance to come out on top of this without loosing too many lives and too much money is to try and limit the amount of seriously ill so that there wont be a HUGE strain on our health care system. So, the model is trying to spread it out over time.
So we get to our table and the waiter mentions my husband looks familiar. My husband asks him if he ever worked at the casino and he said that he had. My husband works at the casino so that’s how he knew him. The waiters whole demeanor changed after that. Gone was the super polite waiter and he was replaced by a rather cocky condescending attitude. I think it was because he realized that my husband works at the casino and while we are not hurting for money we aren’t the kind of people that go to a restaurant like we were at for our weekly Sunday dinner. So we both get appetizers, soup and a entrée.
We go through the soup and the appetizers and when he delivers out entrees he says “wow, you guys still have room, you’ve eaten a lot” with a look of disgust. Now both my husband and I are a little larger but we dont get to enjoy dinners by ourseves often so yes we were indulging. Either way it was rude to point out (besides more money the larger the tip) I ignored it though and we enjoyed our meal. At the end of it (we both had dessert too!) he comes with the bill and explains to us that the tip is based off of the total and not the amount that was over the certificate we had.
In parting I will quote one principal I have worked for: “I used to think I was a morning person. I’d get to school at 6 a.m. and be able to leave school at 4:15 p.m. Then I realized there was still so much work to do that I had to become a night owl and work until 10. Soon after that I realized I was a ‘get no sleep’ person, because I had to be a morning person and a night person.” This coming from a principal that makes ~$110k. So if the money is all you’re worried about, then I’d look elsewhere. Because all the principals I’ve worked for have said the same thing: I do it for the kids.