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Old 07-19-2019, 05:24 PM
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Default Well, if we have to call our students "customers" I guess I may belong here after all

It's been a long, long time. (Checks archives, sees 2016 of Feb was my last thread.) Okay, not as long as I thought. But it sure feels like it.

I stopped posting because I stopped having material, because I thought I had escaped customer service. I managed to escape my crazy boss from the Marina (aka my father) and my crazy boss from Arbys. I finished my degree, moved across the country to be with my lovely girlfriend, and became a teacher.

My argument for returning is above. My district insists that we call the parents and students customers. We literally had to watch a customer service video as part of our mandatory training. And those crazy stories I remember this forum for? I got a boatload of them.

But they'd be a bit of a different change of pace. Eh. It's summer. I'm bored AF. I'd love to talk to non-teachers about the Teaching Life (TMCR). I'll try it out. We'll see how it goes. I was reading through the Gravekeeper archives (hi GK! Glad to see you're alive, not glad to see that you appear to be miserable, glad to see you appear to be less miserable than you were before. True comedy comes from pain I suppose) and I decided to look this forum up. My login information is still saved, and everything looks exactly the same. Well. With that said.

Old 07-19-2019, 06:54 PM
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Welcome back! It's too bad the reason you're back is having to deal with terrible "customers," but I think we're all glad you have a place to vent.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:53 PM
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Teaching life has some of the best stories. My mother has been teaching 2nd grade since 1964. I started grading papers for her in 3rd grade.

I can't wait to hear your stories!
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Old 07-19-2019, 10:56 PM
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Welcome back!

My mother is a (now-retired) professor, and was a grad-student when I was born. I hear you about teaching; I've heard some of it from Mom. Though she had a lot more to say about departmental politics than the students...
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One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world.
The other, of course, involves orcs." -- John Rogers

Old 07-20-2019, 04:57 PM
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Welcome back, even if it is for such a sad reason as having content to share!
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Old 07-20-2019, 11:21 PM
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Welcome back!

We're pretty much the same, just under new ownership. Raps has retired from the site (tho he still pokes his head in from time to time) and now travels fairly often in his free time.

As for Gravekeeper - He's gleefully retired from the call center from hell, and is now in a much less stressful/customer-facing occupation, tho he pops in from time to time.
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