Teachers will be the first to tell you their job is a drain, physically and mentally. Putting your all into crafting lessons to help kids get to the next level in their learning can take a toll in the long run, burning out many who enter the field. Fortunately, the accomplished look on a student's face is enough to keep even the most exhausted educator's going.
Most of the time.
Those who hit their burnout quota sooner, or those who never should have stepped foot in the classroom in the first place, soon gain a reputation for being "that" teacher.
And their exit from the classroom can be as glorious, or horrifying, as their antics leading up to it.
*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.
"Redditors, what did "that teacher" get fired for at your school?"
Teaching is hard, sure, and sometimes you need to have a little something-something at home to take the edge off.
Just make sure it stays at home.
Unable To Keep Their Vices At Home
"For passing out drunk in the middle of class."
"He passed out, student ran to the office to get the principal and when she came in she couldn’t wake him so she called paramedics. Then she sniffed his coffee mug, and starting going through his desk and pulled out a bottle of vodka. Worst part was, his daughter was a student there."
In the Same Vein
"he turned up to school hungover 2 days a week and stoned the other 3. the students all loved him but he didnt teach sh-t"
They Just Wanted To Enjoy Their Fun Day
"Two teachers went on the 8th grade school trip to an amusement park and while there, they were seen drinking beer at lunch. It got back to the school and they were canned."
Don't Be Lame, Brah. Help A Teacher Out.
"Sold weed to a 6th grader"
Time And Place, Man. Time. And. Place.
"Not a teacher, but a sub, guy looked about 60-70, wore glasses, and sucked on this lollipop. Something about him always seemed off, he was always on his phone for something. One day some kid saw the sub watching porn on his phone. That kid told the teacher the guy was subbing for. Without any proper evidence there was nothing the school could do about it. Until 3 other people came out about seeing him watch porn. Earlier this month he was subbing for my gym class and the 2nd head administrator came and escorted him out. Haven’t seen him since."
"And if your wondering (hopefully not) the type of porn was specifically ass, as some kids told me."
Your Class Is Not Your Home And-Wait, You're NOT Korean?
"I had a teacher that was prob 30-40 at the time, he said “you can take your shoes off, it’s more polite.” He claimed that he was Asian, more so Korean I think and it was in his culture, he was russian and just wanted foot pics."
"E: I’m still in the same school and he got fired 4 months ago, we told the principal (my classmate and I) but she didn’t care that much about it, it spread all the way to the way to the other high school then that’s when he got fired. Great on that one."
Teaching is an art form, requiring many hours and lots of failure to get it right.
That being said, here's a quick tip to improving your instruction skills: make your private stuff private.
Not The Kind Of Modeling Good Teachers Typically Do
"She had apparently been doing this for a while but this girl was the first one to report it."
"She taught home economics. While studying childcare she would demonstrate stuff for us. How to feed a baby, burp a baby, change their diaper, calm them down. She demonstrated this on one student instead of a doll. It was really bizarre."
"At one point she had the student in her lap and simulated breastfeeding her."
Sounds Like The Student Is The Lame One
"Teacher let a student borrow her phone to call their parents. The student went through her phone and found some nude or revealing photos of her and sent them to friends. The teacher was fired and I feel bad for her."
Bad Choices By Everyone Involved
"Not so much her fault, but I had a teacher who came out as trans halfway through the school year in a very conservative town, which opened the door for students to harass her. Someone found her Facebook, where she had linked her public nsfw Twitter, and spread her nudes all over the school. Not sure if she was fired or quit, but she said she wouldn’t go back to teaching after that."
"Not blaming her for what happened, but it’s kinda stupid to have your nsfw account public when you work with kids that age. Kids can be assholes, and if they find it (it really wasn’t hard to find her Facebook as she has a very unique name) a lot of them will spread that sh-t. It’s not right for them to do that, but it’s better to prepare for the worst and either make the account private, or not post the link on your public Facebook page"
And then there's these individuals who should have never been given the "teacher" moniker because, wow, they're all terrible people.
Literally The Worst Possible Reaction
"Had a highschool teacher overhear an overweight girl talking about committing suicide. Instead of getting her help he told her and the whole class that the rope would break anyway. Teacher was fired that same day"
"Guys we have a winner for biggest douchebag. Wtf is this"
Keep Your Hands Off Your Students
"English teacher in year 6 (5th grade). Kid in my class had a mild tic where they would shake their head. Teacher asked them a question and started holding the kids head so they wouldn’t tic, obviously didn’t work. Anyway, I saw her in the store one day and she started talking to me like a friend, I ignored her and subtly flipped her off."
Just Asking To Be Caught
"He wasn't a teacher when I knew him but this guy I went to school with ended up working there as a music teacher after we graduated. He was the band director I think. Anyways he would have the girls in band change in and out of their uniforms in one of the classrooms while the boys changed in another. Apparently practice was pretty physically demanding so alot of the girls would change from regular bras into sports bras. One day a girl noticed a laptop on the desk open with a camera connected and pointing right to where they changed. Thinking it was odd she notified another teacher, who contacted someone in IT to log into the laptop and make sure nothing fishy was going on. Well, they logged in and found GBs upon GBs of video files of girls changing in that room for the past 5 years. He's now serving 19 years in a state penitentiary."
"This wood shop teacher at my school was always really weird. Girls in both middle school and highschool would say that he would look down their shirts and get uncomfortably close to them. He would also play death metal in class."
"Apparently something happened which prompted an investigation and the wood shop room was police taped off. Apparently they found child porn on his computer. He was fired and it went on the news as a “possible misconduct” from a teacher."
Get Out Of Countruy
"I had a History teacher who would make really insinuating comments to girl students. Some girls even liked those kind of comments, and would act the same way towards him. One day, it was discovered that he was having inappropriate conversations with one of the girls in my class (I was a senior) and got fired. You know, inappropriate pictures and a lot of s*xting. He had to move to another country because every single school knew his background story and wouldn’t hire him."
Frowned Upon? That...No...
"A teacher was "asked to leave" after having sex with a student (who was the daughter of another teacher). She was 18 so it wasn't illegal, but definitely frowned upon."
"Even if legal, isn’t that still banned as a condition of the job?"
"That's why he was asked to leave."
This One Wins. Loses? Ugh.
"He was exposed as part of a huge prostitution sting operation and was recorded trying to negotiate services with two very young girls (undercover detectives) when he was arrested. He was a high school chemistry and very involved in the community."
"It divided the church, school and community and obviously heavily affected his family (which is all I should say because they deserve their privacy). There was considerable gossip about him and his wife divorcing and her leaving him/town very shortly after ridding herself of his crap."
Working with students is a gift. Don't waste it if you're one of the lucky few.
Did you have a teacher who was fired or left in a spectacularly messy manner? Tell us about it in the comments!
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To find help outside the United States, the International Association for Suicide Prevention has resources available at https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/
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You know what would be great?
If society could just stop with arbitrary dress codes. If you're not working with the public, why should you have to dress up so much? If you're a police officer, then it makes sense that you'd wear a uniform that identifies you as a police officer. If you're Ted from IT who sits in the backroom all day, I really don't see why you have to come in every day in a suit and tie.
Let's just toss them out, shall we?
People shared their thoughts with us after Redditor Levels2ThisBrush asked the online community,
"What should be socially acceptable but isn't?"
"Leaving the office..."
"Leaving the office whenever you've finished your tasks for the day."
This is why I'm so glad remote work is the new office.
"And yet, I get it!"
"Taking off sick from work, WITHOUT giving an invasive reason. I supervise a small team and so I see all the OOO emails, and for gods sake I want people to PLEASE not feel the need to explain in detail what kind of diarrhea is afflicting them, or how bad their period cramps are, or how much bad sushi they ate the night before. Just say “I’m under the weather, I won’t be online today.”"
"And yet, I get it! I do it too! I feel guilty or like I’ll be looked at with suspicion if my reason for taking off isn’t sufficiently debilitating enough!"
"But… we need to stop this. As a manager I don’t care, I don’t THINK the people above me who are also on these emails care… let’s just all agree to take sick days without any details from now on!"
I do not miss my retail days where I had to organise someone to cover me and beg on bended knee.
"Cashiers or workers who don’t need to be standing all day not having a stool or chair."
Another thing I do not miss from my retail days. Having to stand for hours and hours only to come home with my feet killing me was not fun.
"Prices on apartments..."
"Prices on apartments and their respectable reasons for such price directly on their websites or advertising without the need for a tour or any secrecy."
I always assume if I have to ask the price I probably can’t afford it.
"Being quiet/not wanting to engage in conversation all the time."
In Finland, if somebody tries to talk to you, they are probably a tourist.
"Choosing not to..."
"Choosing not to have toxic family members in your life."
It feels very liberating once you accept that you don't have to put up with it.
"Employees calling customers out in public for being a**holes."
Absolutely. Many customers get away with treating employees horribly because they know they can do it without any pushback... most of the time.
"The fact that I sometimes..."
"The fact that I sometimes need to take my insulin in public. No, Karen, I am not doing drugs, I need to live."
You’re getting that sweet sweet insulin high… the high of being not-dead.
"Afternoon naps. I’m on team nap. Give me 25 minutes to charge up and I’ll give you back 3 hours of high quality work. Everyone wins. Plus I go home with extra energy instead of dead tired."
Short naps don't work for me. I can't do a 25 min recharge. When I take a nap it needs to be like a solid 2 hours
"Salary transparency. For some reason, in the US, there’s a taboo or stigma around discussing one’s salary. This should be done openly and freely, with zero embarrassment or judgment. The only winners from avoiding these conversations are the corporations that are able to pay people differently for the same roles. Speak up!"
The "for some reason" you're referring to is simply propaganda on behalf of corporations.
It's evident that something's got to change around here, and we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore!
Have some observations of your own? Feel free to tell us more in the comments below!
As much as many of us don't like to disrupt the status quo, there is only so much time a person can tolerate a miserable situation before things become so unbearable that they ultimately have to peace out.
For some people, it takes a while for them to reach a breaking point. Eventually, there comes a time when they realize their self-worth is more important than continuing to please others who don't appreciate them for the sake of keeping up with appearances.
Curious to hear from people whose patience ran thin and made a strong decision, Reddit Prestigious-Order-62 asked:
"What made you say 'f'k this sh*t im out?'"
The unwarranted reprimanding was something that was never mentioned in the initial job description.
"In the late 90’s."
"One time I got pulled into the Security office at a Department store I worked at. They accused me of constantly using the sales day coupons for people that didn’t present one (we always kept an extra copy at each register). I had watched my own department boss do it many times so I assumed it was okay. We didn’t even collect the coupons to be counted for the cash office, we just chucked them after use."
"They claimed I lost the store hundreds of dollars and had been watching me 'for months' do this awful, unforgivable crime for people spending 90 bucks on already bloated price designer jeans. I’m sure the occasional 10% discount was just devastating. 🙄""I got this huge lecture of how I was LITERALLY stealing from the store and they COULD call the police but would give me a chance to work off the damage. I couldn’t believe how criminal I was made to feel over it. The best part when they called my boss in who pretended to have never done it before to save her own a**."
"I asked if they were firing me. They said 'Yes and No. You will be let go, but you can choose to work off the damages so we don’t take you to court.' I told them I will just quit and asked for my last check. They said they will deduct what I owe from my last check. And I said 'Well then you need to show me all the footage and prove that I was stealing.' They wouldn’t produce footage, finally called the cops, and when the cops arrived, they were just as confused and called it an internal problem and advised them that this was overblown. I think they felt sorry for me. So finally upper management came in and just said 'just issue the last check, I will sign it here.' So much drama over so stupid a thing."
"It was sad because that actual day my Mom and daughter had come to the mall to meet me for lunch and I had to explain I just was forced to quit that job and was never allowed in that store again like I was some awful jerk."
"It was nice a few short years later, the entire chain bankrupted."
"A coworker waited until we were in front of a large group of people to start 'disciplining' me for something 'wrong' I did (I took my lunch 15 mins late to help another coworker) when she wasn’t even my supervisor. Applied for a job transfer the next day and couldn’t be happier where I am now."
"I had a piece of sh*t of a boss. He'd praise you in private but berate you in public. In front of coworkers and customers. Always about stuff that didn't matter."
"He'd also happily break company policy to side with customers after you spent an hour telling a customer you can't give them stuff for free, for example. Any time he was around, everything was miserable."
"My only regret is that I wasn't there to see him marched out by corporate when he got fired, because I had gone on to a better job by then."
Human Punching Bag
"I used to work in a Kitchen at a pub, it was grim work, but I had freinds there and had worked there for 3 years, So it wasn't too bad."
"One Christmas season we were being absolutely pumped, full out functions and busy services. My boss at the time was very stressed and fair enough, We were busy, We were all working overtime and full out. He used any excuse to completely blow up and absolutely scream at me for little to no reason, essentially him yelling at me was his stress relief. But fine, whatever, kitchens are rough places, no appolagies or anything, move on."
"I then go away for 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays and spend the time road tripping around the country having an amazing time."
"First shift back, not pleased being back, he makes a snarky comment."
"F'k this, Im out."
Even though these employees weren't chewed out in front of co-workers, the low salary without room for negotiation made them not wanting to stick around for much longer.
You Only Get One Job
"They cut my hours so I had to get a second job. 3 days before I was supposed to start said second job, my manager at the main job told me that I couldn't get this second job because I had main job first and I needed to make it my priority. That's when I said f'k you and left. I didn't even give a notice, I literally just sent an email saying I wouldn't be coming in the next day, grabbed my sh*t and went home."
"I used to work Retail and after 7 years at the company, I found out I was only making 50 cents more an hour than someone who just started yesterday. I understood if they couldn't pay me more and asked for a good schedule. 7-3 or 8-4 every day and the same two days off every week. I didn't even ask for weekends off."
"I was told that they couldn't give me a good schedule so I quit."
Situations weren't much different outside the work place. Social dilemmas prompted these Redditors to say, "nope."
"Went to a pub because a friend kept asking. When I got there, he was with a group of people I didn't know, so I introduced myself and got the next round. As I come back with the tray, I hear them saying something along the lines of 'why is that b*tch still here? I thought she was just supposed to drop off a bicycle?' 'Ya, we don't want her to come to <this other town with more pubs> and now she is drinking with us?' 'She's so dumb' *proceeds to imitate and ridicule me as I was actively listening and nodding when I was having a conversation with my friend."
"Gave the beer to random people and walked right out after saying good evening to my friend and briefly explaining I did not appreciate being tricked into being a bicycle taxi for people who hate me directly after meeting me."
A Shocking Incident
"I was on my boat fishing for bass. I casted out my line and watched the lure hit the water but the line just floated in the air. Lightning and thunder crashed and the line fell to the water. F'k this sh*t, I'm out."
"She lined my bed with broken glass put the blankets over it and I dove on in lol."
"Edit: She was violent/crazy and on drugs, was like the 20th attack I took and that made me really think lol."– MyLifeForAuir1
Ally For The Ex
"I found nudes of his ex (from ten years ago) that I’d previously asked him twice to get rid of tucked in a pair of MY socks. Our couples counselor asked why he’d kept them and he said, 'You know. In case I ever needed to blackmail her.' He said it like it was a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to plan to do. The therapist and I locked eyes and I noped the f'k out of there and moved out."
Most of these Redditors realized leaving their situation was better than dealing with the consequences of sticking around.
The latter is never a good option. Why remain in a scenario you know is already going to consume your soul?
The lesson for today is–Don't be miserable. Your sanity is worth saving.Besides, you would never know that something better awaits if you just don't get the F out.
As we enter into the summer months, people now have to decide whether or not they want their morning coffee to be hot or iced.
Lucky for them, it's delicious either way.
One could make an argument that foods that are equally delicious hot or cold are perhaps the best, or at least the most reliable.
And this can include foods which are not customarily sold both hot and cold (cold pizza anyone?).
Redditor NectarineOther4989 was curious to hear which foods people enjoy either hot or cold, leading them to ask:
"What is something that tastes good both hot and cold?"
Fresh out of the oven, or the next day!
Chocolate withstands all temperatrues
"Chocolate."Chocolate Satisfying GIF by HuffPostGiphy
Can't go wrong with fruit and pastry
"Apple pie."- Hak_Saw5000
This doesn't only apply to food
"Revenge."- pushthestartbuttonkarine vanasse revenge GIF by HULUGiphy
Let the flavor develop
"2 totally different flavors depending on warm vs cold from fridge."- nonkowledge
So many to choose from!
A matter of textural preference
"Cheese, ya fools."- eat_dontpray_loveCloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Eating GIFGiphy
Under a hot greek sun, or during a cold winter's eve.
While there's no better smell than a batch of chocolate chip cookies fresh out of the oven, those eating them the next day likely aren't missing out either.
Those who are truly superstitious have trouble shaking off customs which others might find somewhat silly.
These include holding your breath when passing a cemetery, throwing salt over your shoulder after spilling it, or not stepping on cracks for fear of breaking their mother's backs.
But even though it has been irrefutably proven that there is absolutely no validity to these superstitions, these same people will likely never stop performing these customs.
Nor will some others ever stop believing myths and hoaxes which have likewise proven to be one-hundred percent false.
Redditor Jimbo_Jigs was curious to learn the things people will never stop believing, despite ample evidence to the contrary, leading them to ask:
"What is proven to be a hoax but people still believe it to be true?"
"That cracking your knuckles gives you arthritis."- SnooCompliments9257
Though, it's still wise to avoid doing this...
"If you pull out a grey hair three more grow in its place, my sister still believes this one."- oopySpaff
Something to seriously think about.
"We only use 10% or our brain."- wiggywithitbrain GIFGiphy
Though they might still not be please you'r touching their child!
"Touching a baby bird will make its parents reject it."
"Any baby animal."
"When in doubt, reach out to your local wildlife rehabilitation network/individual."- JustMeerkats
I can sleep with my mouth open? Who knew!
"That you swallow 8 spiders a year in your sleep."- rentinghappiness
Never pay others to be an entrepreneur.
"MLMs, Boss babes, 'be your own boss' scams."
"I'm not sure how many documentaries need to be put on YouTube before people will stop buying into these companies and wasting their money."- ImAGhostOooooooo
It's literally quite the opposite
"Shaving making hair grow in thicker."- offbrandbarbie
Though a balanced diet doesn't hurt...
"The food pyramid."- sd2528
Best to stay out of the mouths of others regardless
"That dogs mouths are cleaner than humans!"- Mental_Investigator3Giphy
Just makes you more visible.
"It’s illegal to keep the light on in the car while driving."- rerhodes770
It seems that there is no amount of convincing that will ever lead these people to realize that they've been duped.
And one can't help but wonder what people do with the false information that a dog's mouth is cleaner than a humans?