A-Men to the that - I think this year should be named “the year of punishment”
- no pay rises
- no bonus
- inflation up
- no national holidays (I don’t even get may day off)
- 3 times we have to earn our “holidiay” with make up days - anyone else remember the weeks before CNY? two 6 day work weeks in a row - ouch,
However, this thread is about all keeping me from returning to teaching, more complaints please!
The soap in the toilets used to drive me insane, our school NEVER has soap, teacher had to bring in their personal stach, but the kids never had any - my office did the same, the VP stood up and said swine flu is dangerous and we should wash out hands WITH SOAP at least 5 times a day, but the tap in the mens toilet was broken and there was no soap in the company :fume:
never had major issues with paper, I just picked up the recycled paper and ran “eclectic” classes when similar happened - amazing how quickly you can train the kids to write, cut and make their own handouts :discodance:
i taught SATs at one school with no access to exam papers (school refused to pay) so had to use the students ones / printed off internet without answers (5bucks to get the answers) - we just found the conflicting answers (between me and all the students or majorities of the students) and dsicussed the best answer, they love it when teacher is wrong, but they learned a lot from my mistakes as well as their own
my biggest fume was when I was working two jobs, one at an intl school and other at buxiban, the former had hired me too late to give full notice to the latter so rearranged my schedule so I had all 24 hours contact time in mornings and then burned on a scooter at 100ks an hour across town to get to the buxiban and teach full contact hours there… big mistake, the buxiban ripped me off and fined me for breaking contract and the intl school reduced my salary by the amount of hours between 8 and 3 that I wasn’t there, literally had a spy “clocking me out and in” so after doing 55 hour contact weeks for a month I ended up no better off :fume:[/quote]
Ha…yeah, this school has spies too, but we know who they are, so it makes things even more pathetic. I really thought a private elementary school would be better than a buxiban, but boy was I wrong.