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Re: Car Lease Master Thread
CMIIW but I believe that this is not true. There is interest if you put in the payments

I am not sure why, but it doesn't work that way. When they advertise with money down on a 36 month least, divide the money down by 36, add to monthly payment, and that's what youll pay per month with nothing down. Most places will even let you roll in DMV feed and insurance waiver.

For some reason, interest has no effect on this.

January 20, 2018, 07:20:57 PM
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
I do think they are well compensated considering they only work 2/3 of the year


I feel bad for your kids teachers!

I assume we are talking about the main home-room morning teacher/ Rebbi. You are obviously not in any position of understanding the job of a teacher.

You try sitting in a classroom with 30 kids every day. It doesn't matter what age. You try having the patience dealing with 30 different, and some challenging, personalities for hours a day. You try teaching material in an interesting way and grabbing the attention of each student in the classroom, while every single word you say is weighed and measured and you are held accountable. One second of lost temper can cost them their job.

Most good teachers/ Rabeim go through extensive training just for the classroom management part of teaching. Many of our fine teachers/ Rabeim go home after school and plotz from exhaustion.

Then, when they go home, they are not done. There is hours of preparation of the materiel. A small slip-up in class can cause a teacher a lot of trouble. Everything has to be 100% accurate. Then there's typing sheets, grading papers, dealing with parents on a nightly basis. Yes, in a classroom of 30, most teachers will spend hours upon hours with parents weekly. Then there's discussing issues with principals etc. A teacher who leaves their classroom at 1, will usually not get home until 3.

Maybe drive by your children's teacher's house and see when their lights go off at night. They are on call weekends too. Rabeim don't even have Sundays off. Not one day to "just catch up" on things.

Then there are meetings, training, networking, etc. which happen out of the class time.

Teaching is not for everyone. But as you and some others show in their posts, it is a thankless job. Teachers are professional as are lawyers and doctors. The only difference is, teachers have less free time and still can't pay their bills.

And btw, it is pretty  disgusting how are system is set up. Rabeim and Mechanchos are on completely different pay scales. In many ways, it is harder for for the women. They have to still take care of their house and children like every mother, and still hold out the same responsibilities as the Rabeim. Why do they get paid 1/4 what the Rabeim get. They also do not share the same benefits. In any other society, the women would get together and take action..

January 31, 2018, 05:29:17 PM
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Look. I'm really not trying to get into an argument here that teachers are or aren't leshem shamayim. But the fact is that many come out way ahead financially while working much less hours and fewer days than in a job in the business world.

Plus many of these yeshivas and BYs don't require much in the qualifications department. So it can often be easier to get a Morah job than something else.

Really?!? A not-good Morah lasts maybe one year in today's day and age. Schools have a very hard time finding qualified Morahs to fill positions. Ask any principal. Low-supply, but still embarrassing pay.

They come out way ahead?!? You obviously don't understand the life of those in k'lei Kodesh. Get to know some of them better and get to know how well they are doing financially. Some are making it fine. Many, if not most, struggle horribly.

January 31, 2018, 10:29:55 PM
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Was it being served? I assume the mashgiach is supposed to check to make sure all chometz is locked up, so it does sound like the fault lies with the vaad. If it wasn't served it wouldnt seem to be as egregious as some make it sound.

If it wasn't served, it wouldn't be a story. All chometz is included in mechira, whether locked up or not.

If it wasn't served, or at least almost served, there would be no cameras going up

April 24, 2018, 02:04:56 PM
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread The place by Stop and Shop on Burnside is cheapest with largest selection. The frum place on Central is also reasonable.
May 02, 2018, 11:43:39 AM
Re: 5 Towns/Rockaway Master Thread
Are there any shuls in the area that do slichos at like 10 or 11pm?

BTW, Selichos should not be said before around 12:48 a.m.(chatzos)  on any night, especially Motzei Shabbos. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, this practice does not conform with Halacha.

September 19, 2019, 10:38:57 PM