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My mother was a school teacher, she used to get gifts off pretty much every child in her class each year. Nothing fancy, just chocolates or something small. Very nice of the kids, and nothing at all wrong with it.

 

I think it is probably more prevelent at primary school where you basically have one teacher throughout the year.

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Other than the whole class clubbing together for a teacher at the end of the year, I couldn't imagine myself ever giving a present to a teacher, especially a Christmas present.

 

It must be the creepiest thing to do, ever.

 

If my parents had given a present that would have been 10 times worse.

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You know, sometimes people give a present because they want to show their appreciation.. and say thank you. I don't see there being anything creepy about giving a gift to a teacher. Some parents are so pleased with the efforts of the teacher that they want to give a gift.. simple.

 

Giving £1000 or a holiday in Spain etc is of course way over the top. But giving chocolates etc seems perfectly reasonable.

 

Next it'll be complaints about students giving their teacher a 'Christmas Card'.

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Its another of those disgusting things that's crept in from the other side of the Atlantic.

It used to be that a teacher might get a present from the pupils at the end of the school year - if the pupils felt they deserved one. Now, it seems that it's almost expected at Xmas, as well as chocolate at Easter. There's no longer any sense of appreciation accompanying such gifts and, increasingly, there's a sense of obligation to provide one.

 

Thought for the day: Isn't Jesus wonderful - he's born, we get presents; he dies, we get chocolate!

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Its another of those disgusting things that's crept in from the other side of the Atlantic.

 

I thought it had to be something like that, as it's all a bit too little house on the prairie. Over there it's apparently so established a practice that it's subject to state regulation.

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I think the thing that annoys me about this is partially what has been said that it came from across the atlantic and like most of their habits it is a commercial blackmail idea, same as trick or treat shite etc. I know I am not religious but I do feel that all this commercialism of traditional events has ruined the message behind the events, i.e. xmas the wintersolstace or time of rebirth, valentines a romantic day for lovers, halloween a day the souls of the dead wander the earth, easter the making of the zombie boy etc etc, now all commercial with tv and advertising giving out the message if you don't spend a fortune on it you are a tight arse and killjoy. What's next, are we all going to be encouraged to be at least 20 stone and diabetic to fit in with our American cultural buffoons, I think one thing I do like here is hop tu naa has still managed to prevail over the americanism

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I would have thought 12 weeks holiday a year, starting at 9 & finishing at 3:30 & the big fat wage packet they receive was present enough.

Not to mention a day off every time it snows.

And just you watch - no matter how overworked the fuckers claim to be, they'll still somehow manage to find time to come on here & spout some bullshit that they work harder than anyone else & deserve more money. The only present most of the work shy fuckers deserve is a P45.

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I would have thought 12 weeks holiday a year, starting at 9 & finishing at 3:30 & the big fat wage packet they receive was present enough.

Not to mention a day off every time it snows.

And just you watch - no matter how overworked the fuckers claim to be, they'll still somehow manage to find time to come on here & spout some bullshit that they work harder than anyone else & deserve more money. The only present most of the work shy fuckers deserve is a P45.

 

I take it'll you'll be applying for the next teaching job that comes along then... given that it is so easy.

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I would have thought 12 weeks holiday a year, starting at 9 & finishing at 3:30 & the big fat wage packet they receive was present enough.

Not to mention a day off every time it snows.

And just you watch - no matter how overworked the fuckers claim to be, they'll still somehow manage to find time to come on here & spout some bullshit that they work harder than anyone else & deserve more money. The only present most of the work shy fuckers deserve is a P45.

Quite agree, if you get a present for your teacher get them something for the home as they spend most of their time there - or a travel voucher.We will not forget last Easter and the volcanic ash delays.Many teachers were stranded "off-Island" causing class closures before the most important term of many young peoples lives.Not much "marking and preparation" (the excuse for the amazingly long holidays)going on there !!

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