I have to vent- As a full-time teacher, I joined PC more than 4 years ago. I didn't need the income, but I wanted the recognition. I enjoy challenges, competitions (both with my self and others). I strive with this. As a teacher, I never get a thank you for the work I do, no one notices the 90% who meet/exceed on state tests, just the 10% who didn't. I didn't go into teaching to be recognized, but it sure feels good to get "a pat on the back". PC has helped fill this gap. I realized today, how much I am appreciated by my PC group. After almost 10 years at my school, I asked to be on the committee to select a new principal (ours retires this year). Did I get on it? NO! A second year teacher did though! He has a widely known last name. A colleague teaching the same grade as me, less years teaching, did too. Uggh. My husband says I've avoided the hassle it would have been, but it still hurt my feelings. I just keep praying my husband's job will come through and I can quit and do PC full-time and volunteer in the schools. I want to be appreciated!!!