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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 1 month ago

Why would a teacher treat a janitor in this way?

Says hi to the janitor when nobody is around and replies if the janitor says hi first when nobody else is in the classroom. However, when a colleague is around, doesn't say hi and ignores the janitor when she says hi. Keep in mind, the janitor only says hi to be polite and so that it's not awkward.

Update:

@Spock, it doesn't matter if a teacher has more status, they should remain humble about it. If they don't want to be seen saying hi to someone with less status, they're letting their ego get to their head. It's arrogant. Plus everyone has intrinsic value and a person's worth is more about their character than job status because you can be a terrible person and have a lot of status. 

Update 2:

@blue, stop making stuff up. Also, I'm not 'forcing' anybody. I mentioned the fake behaviour of some people. Yes it's wrong to ignore someone because of their status or looks- it's shallow, arrogant and vain. It's not wrong to point this out.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    I think that could be rude. Janitors are a important part of a school or any place for that matter.

  • Willie
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Some teachers walk with their noses up in the air because they think they are better than their students and anyone that works with them that doesn't have a college education.

  • 1 month ago

    Oh, so you're a janitor now. You were a humble delivery man just the other day.

    You can't force someone to speak to you. Please stop obsessing about this. You're only making yourself look pathetic.

  • 1 month ago

    Because they are rude and not secure with themselves. The janitor should take solace knowing they are a better person than this teacher.

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  • 1 month ago

    it's about superior prestige and place ... teachers are higher on the pecking order than janitors.  teacher might feel uncomfortable with this [many do] and when another teacher is around shows they know and observe the pecking order.

  • 1 month ago

    the teacher is just f*cking weird and the janitor is better off ignoring them

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