Well... are you???
I feel for you - in Japan, teachers are well paid, AND respected by students, parents, and society. I am an American, and spent a year in Canada as well - I can tell you, I would never go back to teach in North America unless I was independently wealthy and just wanted to do it as a hobby.THROTTLEMAN said:Difficult question, Pasi. I like to teach, there's no doubt about that. But it's not the act of teach that makes me unhappy...
Starting with my boss, the Ministry of Education and the system behind that institution. I guess you all know the problems I had from last September till December or so...
Then, the way the society looks to teachers. There's no respect any more. People take their children to the school as if the school was a container. How can someone work with this kids, try to motivate them to learn something if their own parents don't have any control over what they do outside the school? No one cares about anymore! :rant:
But that's not all... what work conditions do we have at school? During the winter we have to keep our coats on otherwise we will freeze. During the summer it's the oposite!!! The building, even recent buildings, are made of [email protected] And how many times have I waited for material that I needed in order to make some work with the kids and... there's no money to pay it!!! And how many times I ended paying from my own pocket!?! How ridiculous is to pay to work? Because that's what I end up doing... :rant:
Am I happy with my job? Fortunatly there are some moments that pay (a little bit) for all this troubles. But as soon I start to think about all this again...
Such is life in logistics eh?John Burns said:Not liking this job at all, although it would be difficult to tell as I've been with the company for three years now. Its a logistics company and that kind of business just doesn't suit me. Pretty much because once I do my job here it gets handed over to someone else to complete and if they mess it up I'm the one who has to sort it out. It can be heartbreaking at time cos mostly the really important deliveries get stuffed up.
Must break free soon but the fear has me.
Yeh I remember that...................eminence said:I am a student who does nothing!