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DD's bloody teacher is now into her 3rd week off sick with a farking cold!!!!!!

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suwoo Mon 22-Sep-08 14:59:27

DD in year 2 so SATS year. Her teacher is now into her 3rd week off, she supposedly has a cold. Methinks either she is suffering with something far more serious and possibly private ie depression/stress or she is a fucking lazy bitch. I am not one of the mums wailing about in the playground as DD is fine, but its just a bit hmm. How much will the supply teacher be getting about £200 per day- bet he's loving it!

compo Mon 22-Sep-08 15:00:29

I'm sure it can't be just a cold

keevamum Mon 22-Sep-08 15:00:59

Bloody annoying isn't it? My DD's teacher went off sick in September and didn't come back all year. Now back teaching her new class!!!

MrsMattie Mon 22-Sep-08 15:03:02

I'm sure it is something serious for her to be off for 3 weeks. Perhaps 'cold' is a euphemism for 'at the moment we're not sure what's wrong with her' or 'it's a sensitive issue, ie. depression'.

I know it's frustrating, but teachers have lives, too.

HuwEdwards Mon 22-Sep-08 15:04:14

blimey, you do seem rather angry! I mean whatever it is, the teacher is ill fgs and as such is deserving of sypathy surely rather than vitriolic name-calling.

And the supply teacher also comes in for a dig because he erm...earns money?

I think you're a bit mad actually.

suwoo Mon 22-Sep-08 15:04:21

How dare they have lives MrsMattie grin. I am thinking it is a euphemism too.

lilymolly Mon 22-Sep-08 15:06:32

well arent you a sympathetic lady hmm

I recently was off sick for 3 weeks with hyperemesis. TBH if I was a teacher or wanted to keep pregnancy a secret I would prob have done the old "cold" line.

How dare you be so judgemental angry

suwoo Mon 22-Sep-08 15:06:48

Ha ha HuwEdwards, I seem to be the sanest ones of the playground mums. I wish I was on supply teacher money.

AuntieMaggie Mon 22-Sep-08 15:07:03

It could be something more serious than a cold, but not necessarily stress or depression and soething she doesn't want people to know about yet. The school wouldn't be allowed to tell you unless she gave her permission.

But to be honest why she is off isn't anyone's business.

I'm sure she'd feel much better being classed as a fucking lazy bitch.

charmander Mon 22-Sep-08 15:07:19

i am a teacher and i am off for my third week this term. i have hope some of my class's parents are more sympathetic than you.

How do you know it is a cold?

Littlefish Mon 22-Sep-08 15:07:41

You are being completely unreasonable suwoo. You have absolutely no idea what's really going on, nor do you have a right to know. If she's off ill for three weeks, then it's obviously something more serious than just a cold. However, it's none of your business why she's off. I'm aghast at you referring to her as a "fucking lazy bitch". The school are providing a qualified alternative. She's not doing it to deliberately disadvantage your daughter. Why the hmm?

Mercy Mon 22-Sep-08 15:08:03

Yes, how dare teachers be so ill that they can't go to work.

suwoo Mon 22-Sep-08 15:08:31

Ooh, I'm going to get some slack on this one aren't I. No I am very sympathetic if it is something serious, have been on long term sick myself, its just the 'cold' that pisses me off.

HuwEdwards Mon 22-Sep-08 15:09:13

"I seem to be the sanest ones of the playground mums"

Mad people are always the last to know....

Cappuccino Mon 22-Sep-08 15:09:22

I went home from work one day last September feeling a little bit dizzy and didn't come back for more than 6 months

I had ME; it has been one of the hardest years of my life

would have been delighted to think that people were thinking I was a 'fucking lazy bitch' after three weeks but luckily everyone I know was lovely

charmander Mon 22-Sep-08 15:09:38

supply often cost school about £100 a day (I think). Their agency will get some of it, tax etc also get taken off. They don't get paid in the holidays / when not working.

Cappuccino Mon 22-Sep-08 15:09:59

people used to die from colds

they can turn into chest infections etc

Snaf Mon 22-Sep-08 15:10:13

Gosh, you're a bit hectic today aren't you?

If she's been off for 3 weeks it's almost certainly more than a cold. Or perhaps you'd prefer she came in and passed it around the classroom?

It would never occur to me to call someone a 'fucking lazy bitch' for being off sick hmm

suwoo Mon 22-Sep-08 15:10:32

Not disappearing from the thread, just going to collect my poor disadvantaged DD from her terrible school full of lazy teachers and high earning supply workerswink.

Mercy Mon 22-Sep-08 15:12:43

Do you mean flack?

suwoo Mon 22-Sep-08 15:13:30

Yeah, reckon I do. Its because I'm crazy, can't speak properly!

Saturn74 Mon 22-Sep-08 15:14:14

I think the school should scan all sick notes from teachers, and email them to all the parents.
If a class teacher had recurrent cystitis, I would want to know about it!

unavailable Mon 22-Sep-08 15:14:15

I agree with littlefish - why do you think you have a right to know her "real" diagnosis. Also, do you think the supply teacher shouldnt be paid? As to the SATS year business - SATS are a discredited load of cobblers, so relax

Mercy Mon 22-Sep-08 15:16:15

I can't spell it properly!!


ditheringdora Mon 22-Sep-08 15:19:07

you do not employ the teacher, so she doesn't have to give you a reason for being off sick. Unless you are one of those "I pay my taxes, I'm paying you to teach" people.
No one is off sick for three weeks without good reason, she may be your dd's teacher but she's entitled to her privacy, TG.
No doubt her substitute teacher is delighted to have work, and btw would you rather your daughter wasn't taught at all and save the school the £200 a day?

Calm down, dear.

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