I'm still fuming over this and it's been over 24 hours now. As my signature says I'm unemployed, and have been for way too long but there really aren't jobs where I live and with my education I get told I'm over qualified for the ones that are available. Well, this year difficult child is in a new program to transition to adulthood. The teacher is someone whom I have known for years and well, let's just say there really isn't any love lost between us, but I am respectful towards her in her position. Last night I had a parent teacher conference with her. During the conference she said something about difficult child saying "if you're not working, I'm not going to either". This is an ongoing discussion between difficult child and I. Anyway, when she said what she said she had this look on her face that said it all. She thinks she's so much better than everyone else. Well, as if that's not bad enough, she asked why my brother (who lives next door to her) was always home. I said he got laid off this last week and she said well it's been a lot longer than that that he hasn't worked. She said "The kids need a good example of a work ethic and maybe he should get a job flipping burgers or something. Even that would show the kids that it's important to work" First of all who does this b*^%h think she is. She is a public employee and making comments like that are totally inappropriate. Secondly, I'm not sure where to go from here. I know it's just my word against hers, but she has absolutely no business making judgements like she did. I had a meeting today with her and a small part of difficult child's team and it took everything I had to not lay into her for it.