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    School Answering Machine

    This is the message that the Maroochydore High School * Queensland , staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine.
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    This is the actual answering machine message for the school. This came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children's absences and missing homework.
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    The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their children's failing grades changed to passing grades - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough school work to pass their classes.

    The outgoing message:

    Hello! You have reached the automated answering service of your school. In order to assist you in connecting to the right staff member, please listen to all the options before making a selection:

    To lie about why your child is absent - Press 1

    To make excuses for why your child did not do his work - Press 2

    To complain about what we do - Press 3

    To swear at staff members - Press 4

    To ask why you didn't get information that was already enclosed in your
    newsletter and several flyers mailed to you - Press 5

    If you want us to raise your child - Press 6

    If you want to reach out and touch, slap or hit someone - Press 7

    To request another teacher, for the third time this year - Press 8

    To complain about bus transportation - Press 9

    To complain about school lunches - Press 0

    If you realize this is the real world and your child must be accountable and responsible for his/her own behaviour, class work, homework and that it's not the teachers' fault for your child's lack of effort: Hang up and have a nice day!

    If you want this in another language, move to a country that speaks it.
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    I had to laugh but surely this will annoy parents with genuine queries!

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    Loved this!
    Proud Mama to Kian Danyaal 08.12.2007 & Adara Michelle 10.10.2009

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    My x`s father lived near Maroocheydore. Who knew they had it in them? That was AWESOME.

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