Friday, May 3, 2019
Math support and enrichment. It's an extra period of math for students who are struggling with math. They were studying transformations.
They had a couple worksheets to complete. It was just a little simple graphing...
Well, maybe it was not so simple for them (considering what class it was). But they had plenty of time, and I could help.
If you've followed my blog for any length of time, you know that kiddos try to take the easy way out more often than not.
"I'll give you three dollars to do the assignment for me."
My first though was that I'd gotten a raise. It used to be that they offered a dollar for that sort of thing.
But I replied with my second thought: "Considering my expertise, my services are worth at least twenty dollars."
Naturally, he balked. Which was exactly the reaction I was going for. Sort of.
Then someone mentioned gas money (as in $20 is gas money), and the conversation shifted to what kind of car I drive. (They asked. My answer was non-specific.) And the price of gasoline.
Topic shifted, I went back to doing my job and they went back to avoiding the work.
Because, seriously? I was probably undercharging.
If they want to hire the work out, they really should consider the skill set of the person they're hiring. I got an A in freshman math. And sophomore math. And I even managed to get through calculus. If they want to cheap out, they need to hire someone with far fewer math skills than me.