Imagine you were offered this job. Would you apply? How long would you stay?
Company is seeking focused, organized, hard working individuals to work for our company. Hours are full time 9 am – 4 pm and an additional 1-3 hours of work will be required to complete at home daily and on the weekends. Failure to complete any of the assigned work is not tolerated and will result in a permanent mark on your employment record.
Work completed at the office or at home must be completed on time and turned in by deadlines. Any failure to turn in work by the deadline will result in a negative report in your permanent record.
New skills and information will be added to the job continuously and employees will be tested daily to ensure that they are mastering skills and meeting expectations. Failure to meet expectations on any of the new skills will result in a negative report in your permanent employment record.
Paid holidays are provided but must be taken on days predetermined by the company. Those dates are not flexible and no other time off is permitted. 5 sick days per year are allowed but employees are required to complete all work for the days they missed within 3 days.
Interested applicants for must meet the following criteria:
– Be able to work quietly and stay focused in a crowed, busy environment
-Maintain positive attitude
– Ability to be highly organized to complete and turn in work for 8 different clients daily
– Punctual – employees must arrive on time to work daily and turn in all work on time throughout the day
Pay: Nothing but future job training provided.
Hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Mon – Fri. with additional 1-3 hours of work to do at home daily and on the weekends.
Would you apply for this position? Does it sound stressful? Does this sound like a good fit for your 6 year old? What about your 13 year old?
This is what our kids are expected to do every day in school. They learn new often very challenging skills every day and then they take high stakes tests on those skills. They take their job home with them every night and on the weekends.
Our kids go to school all day, then come home and do homework for at least an hour (let’s be honest, it’s never just an hour) and are expected to be in bed at a regular time and do extra curricular activities. When do they have time to be kids? When do they have time to just play?
I am concerned about the loss of our children’s childhood. I am frustrated that my kids are at school all day and then have to do more work when they get home. I would like to see homework assigned only when the children didn’t complete work in class – not as additional work. I hate high stakes tests especially in elementary and middle schools when children mature developmentally at very different rates. I do not believe the current public school system does a good job preparing our kids for careers as adults.
Before anyone thinks I am bashing teachers, I am not. My mother, father and sister-in-law have all been wonderful teachers and my children have had amazing teachers and administration. But teachers are working under the same high stakes environment as their students.
Instead of increasing the stakes and starting kids on this journey at a younger age, I would like to see us go back to schooling that is more about learning. I am amazed the things my kids aren’t being taught in the scramble to prepare them for the high stakes testing.
What are your thoughts? Are your kids stressed at school? Am I wrong? I would love to hear from you.