Just saw this headline which encapsulates my problem with this week:
Where teachers can get free food and discounts for Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10
I’d prefer to put my own paid-for-myself food on the table, thank you very much. This is a challenging, challenging job and we need to be (all of us) properly compensated for it so free food and discounts are not so critically needed. (Not to mention working extra jobs, summers, etc, etc, etc.)
Appreciate us by recognizing how important our work is (taking care of YOUR children) and pay us for that.