I, up until recently was teaching adults a David’s language centre.
I had about a 75% return rate with students and the (so called) academic director was quite pleased with my performance.
But he was a complete male organ and couldn’t manage anything properly. He hired two new teachers even though there were barely enough classes to go round the current teachers.
Suddenly my nice full schedule diminished into a few hours a week. One day I turned up for work to find one of the new teachers teaching my class - he told me that the class had been cancelled the day before, but I came in to do some paperwork and found him teaching my class.
There were other things regarding pay and hours which this chap lied about, and I tried to make an appointment to “talk” things over with him.
So at the appointment he said that he no longer had any classes for me and that I was to be let go.
I walked out of the room and he folowed me saying that I had to sign something or other or I wouldn’t be paid the $40,000NT owed for the last 3 weeks work.
Needless to say a very large argument ensued where I threatened all sorts of legal action which I made up on the spot. Unfortunately, I really lost my rag and shouted my head off at him for about 15 minutes.
Now, all this coincided with my contracted pay rise of about 25NT per hour. I wonder why he was trying to get rid of me?
Anyway, the real manager of the school had been away for several months and had returned a few days earlier. She witnessed the argument and was apparently already investigating the academic managers’ antics at the school. Two days later he was fired.
The real manager paid me my money but I don’t think I can go back after shouting like that.
I took 8 students away from the school as privates so I don’t really care anyway.
Anyway, the point of this story is that schools will be nice to you to your face, but behind the scenes they can be calous and will get rid of you for any reason, especially if they can save a buck or two.
Not all schools, but a large majority of them.
Don’t look at this as being your fault, it’s just the way it is here. Anyway, New Year, New job.
All the best,