(Closed) Teachers and other 10 month employees

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

At my old high school, the teachers received checks year round even though they only worked 10 months.  There checks were less than others but it was easier having income coming in.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’m a teacher and had a hard time finding a summer job until I applied at a temp agency.  They usually pay better than min. wage and all the jobs I took were M-F with normal day hours.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am right along with you. However, there is no way I could save monthly to pay for summer. Fortunately, I got a teaching gig for 6 weeks this summer and a super p-t job (10 hours a week). I think when living in a larger, urban environment one is able to score a summer job more easily. I live in a small town of 25,000 and employment is super scarce during the summer. I applied to about 8 jobs in the last 3 1/2 months and only 1 called me back. FI doesn’t have any prospects. :-(. We are super stressed about that this summer. 

Good luck to you on finding a job! 

Post # 7
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You could set up an automatic transfer to savings on your own without having your bank involved.  You would need the discipline to not touch the money though.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am a TA too.  I actually figured out how much I would need to save per month to cover my summer expenses and then some…. and it was working but then we ended up spending 6,000 on vet bills in a week.  I am looking for suggestions too! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m a teacher and receive paychecks year round.  It is very nice because I would NEVER be able to budget!  I also run an after school tutoring program so that really helps during the months when money is low.  I guess you could set aside a certain amount every month or put it in an account that you don’t have automatic access to.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

My hubby and I are both teachers at the same school. This summer will be the first year we don’t teach summer school. We plan on using money saved up. It’s tough being a teacher – in more ways than one! 😛

Maybe you could try the envelope system? At the beginning of each month (or whenever convenient) your cashed paycheck is divided into envelopes for each week. Once the money is spent, that’s it for that week. It takes some self-control to not reach into the following week’s, but it works for some people.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m a TA too, and the saving for the summer is hard! Here, we can do summer teaching, but with the wedding I simply can’t. I do like fancypants: save a little bit of every paycheck, figured out based on how much I need for the summer divided by the number of checks I will get. I don’t have it go automatically because sometimes that $100 is really needed the week I get it, but I try to be faithful to saving so I can eat this summer too 🙂  I wish we could just be paid year round, like a lot of the teachers above have said, but for now, it’s just self-discipline.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

FI and I are both teachers, but our salary is divided up over 12 months instead of 10, so we don’t have to worry about the budgeting, thank goodness 🙂

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Our teaching salaries are divided over 12 months too.  His county actually lets him have the option of going on 10 month pay or 12 month pay.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have defered pay. my earnings for the 10 months are divided into 12 so I get a check every month. I always work summer school as well so that I get the “extra” money…it wasn’t always like that so I remember what the 10 pay period was like..sucks

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

FI is a teacher, and although he has enough savings for the summer, he is going to teach summer school rather than having to dip into it. I think saving for summer alone is hard, but allowing yourself to burn through all that money you saved is even harder, I think, which is why a lot of teachers get summer jobs. 

Post # 16
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691 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My school district gives you 6 pay checks (we’re paid twice a month) on the last day of school.  That is supposed to tide you over until school starts again.

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