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  1. maternity/paternity cover is an absolute joke. so many are off. cover teachers, supply left right and centre due to it... a real problem. A parent once laughed when I rang home about Jonnys behaviour... my reply. " well that says it all".... mum" what did you mean by that"? me " you figure it out" mum " I will complain" me "no problem, do you want me to put you through to the head?" then fact that society is so fkd means that teachers need lots more support, backing, power in school as parents are clearly inept... I mean they blame obesity on Mcdonalds adverts FFS, rather than accept tha
  2. now googling "ubering"-----------------------------> I have always been flexible and have always found my own way to be good at whatever I do....but I have to say...teaching is by far the most demanding job I have ever had. In a run of the mill school it is a death sentence. It took me less than a month to pick most locks, strip, replace and solve on the job problems....it took me 18 months in the classroom before I would describe myself as good, and another 2 years before I would describe myself as an awesome teacher. It is such a difficult and tiring job. Seriously, in a run of the mill
  3. Rather than back a useless militant union I actually like the fact teachers are voting with their feet. freedom of choice rather than group force. When moronic parents who barely do the token gesture of 16 hours a week in tesco to kick in the tax credits have the cheek to whine about teachers getting holiday, you don't need to respond. it's freedom of choice in action. either help us or find someone whos better.....I can make alot more money doing 2 lock changes a day than I do from teaching little jonny. now it seems it's a recruitment AND retention problem. what is needed. pay more, mo
  4. my reasons for not applying for teaching jobs. 1. shit school 2. stress due to point 1 above 3. workload due to school being a grade 2 despite the fact that it really isn't. more box ticking, more lesson obs gestapo that are in SMT because they are useless teachers. 4. commute 5. turn down job after interview due to a head on £80k a year having the cheek to offer me M3 payband. the paybands are ludicrous. a paltry 23k or whatever paltry wage you start on. rising to 36k which I am not exactly grateful for tbh. I worked 6 days a week in a management role (successful) but jacked due to wa
  5. my advice is look for niches. old people are trustworthy. if you have a background in sales then main dealer car salesperson fits the bill if you can cope with 60 hour weeks. some of the best salespeople i know were elderly and semi retired in their late 50s or even 60s. i am a currently a teacher and was in the motor trade, when i can't hack the classroom anymore I will go back into car sales. good money too. £30k-£40k plus company car...sure beats the part time minimum wage B and Q Saturday number. other strategy is to learn a skill on the side now. I used to be a locksmith but went into
  6. I was saying the same thing in the staffroom the other day. they lost so think they have to change tack. if they had any principals at all they would stick with them if they truly believed in them. they just want power to feather their nests. but then it got me thinking....how many labour candidates actually thought about what they believe in at all. or do they just follow the camp/gang mentality.thats a problem too. a parliament of independents would produce far fairer results and genuine debate rather than "you did this" and "its your fault" squabbling i honestly think many MP's have no cl
  7. mods please move after a while i have a big decision to make and im hoping that you people (who are the smartest i know- in general) can help me. heres my situation graduated 2004- £14k student loans. paid literally zero back since 2004 despite notifying them i was earning!!! **** up at there end. at 27 went into teaching. now 32 and part time on 0.7 4 days a week. mrs works full time and is happy on £20k i choose teaching as its someting i enjoy and my work life balance could not be better. contacts mean i could easily earn £35k plus at the drop of a hat for 60hours/week plus but i choo
  8. it might seem unglamourous but far better value to be had on outskirts of Rotherham. no traffic too. motorways on 3 sides. so much better value if you know where to look
  9. dontbelievesheeple has posted saying OP should declare bankrupt and hand in the keys. didn't get a good response for probably offering the most sensible solution of the lot! lol
  10. in my town rotherham it seems to be a 2 tier market. sought after as a home market vs slumhole to rent out market. anybody who wants to buy in nice areas for around £100-£170k have to pay or sellers will hold on. supply and demand i guess desperation for slumlords who want out between £35k!!! shilholes! -£90k. i bought a lovely end terrace on a very well to do street with big garden for £58k 18 months ago. i couldn't believe my luck tbh that nobody else had seen the value as a home to live in. it was not suitable for rent as it was a wreck and i was competing against lazy landlords who jus
  11. now I am feeling smart for getting a 7 year fix at 4.69% 18 months ago. i knew i had done the right thing when the mortgage dude in the bank treat me like a 3rd class citizen the minute he realised i had a 7 year fix on a 13 year mortgage, the tone in his voice switched so bluntly it was hilarious no fees for you leeches every 2/3 years.muhuhahahahaha
  12. No, but the third from OU would make them more unemployable in the private sector. I have met and coached a 19 yr old TA who was just fresh out of alevels himself. he started in my lessons and then did the odd bit of cover work. gradually bit by bot he proved himself and I can honestly say 18 months later he is a better teacher than some who have been in the job years. He is on a teacher contract, marks, plans, does parents evenings etc. If I was a parent I would be more than happy to let him teach my kids. and that lies the problems with all these "entitled", "lazy" , never had a proper jo
  13. better than most is not good enough for me I am afraid....opted out of the workplace pensions extra tax scam. I will focus my efforts on paying down debt, enjoying life and having as much of my wealth as humanly possible out of the bank and off the grid. if the taxman finds it then good luck to him
  14. IF i knew the current terms would not be changed then I would be 50/50. However I trust no gubbermint and it's a certainty the pension I would end up with would be even worse than the one I would currently be signing up to. It's a risk I am prepared to take. I would rather live a less comfortable retirement with whatever I can claim from the state rather than get shafted when they change the goal posts. any wealth I have will be off the grid and in assets I can stick in a safe. If I can't beat the benefits mob that can't be bothered to do anything other than breed......then I will join them.
  15. no I plan on retiring from TEACHING at 60. I will do something else after that. No way a teacher can be effective in some schools into their 60's. I'm anything but entitled...I am the type that tells teachers that their pensions are immoral in the staff room, and that they shouldn't exist. I am obviously very popular!
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