The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106072 Message #2189165
Posted By: Don(Wyziwyg)T
08-Nov-07 - 02:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Anyone being Ofsted-ed?
Subject: RE: BS: Anyone being Ofsted-ed?
"Thirteen weeks holiday a year, good pay, nine till five, long lunch times, nice clean environment to work in, sounds like paradise to someone who has to make a living working long hours in a filthy job for a pittance of a wage."
Wrong in every single particular, Phil.
I suggest you find out something about a subject before running off at the mouth.
I've never been a teacher, but fifteen years as a school caretaker provides considerable insight into their working conditions.
For the average junior teacher, their pay wasn't high enough by far to account for the difference between their educational qualifications and mine.
They have, of necessity, to come in to work during their so called "holidays", to take care of preparation for the coming term.
They spend more hours working at home evenings and weekends than even the most workaholic businessmen, something rendered even more inescapable by the "help" the government has given to education in the form of extra paperwork.
As to the nice clean environment, I suggest you pop your head inside the door of your closest Victorian built inner city school and take a good look.
I wouldn't have their job at three times the money. They are the most undervalued people in the "civilized" world. We treat our bin men better, and it doesn't help when what they do is sneered at by people who don't have a clue.