Fake Headteacher: Secret Files No.2 – Aldi

FHT: I hear many of you want to work at Aldi? I don’t understand.

Teachers: Because I can turn up 5 minutes before I start, work hard and leave 5 minutes after I finish.

FHT: But won’t you miss working with the children?

Teachers: Of course. I love teaching. But the job has changed significantly over the last few years and it’s beginning to affect my well-being.

FHT: But what about the pay cut? You won’t be able to afford to leave teaching! You are trapped.

Teacher: I know. It sucks. But I will get paid for the hours I actually work. If I work 50-60 hours a week at Aldi, I get paid for 50-60 hours. Currently I get paid 32.5 hours a week for working 50-60 hours.

FHT: But that’s a very selfish attitude to take. It’s a vocation.

Teachers: But I don’t see my family and I haven’t had a pay rise in years.

FHT: But we are under pressure to maintain our ‘good’ judgement. ‘It is what it is,’ at the moment. It will get better.

Teachers: Can I go part time then?

FHT: No. I don’t like part time teachers.

Teachers: Ok.

FHT: Where are you going?

Teachers: Aldi.

(Secret Files based on real conversations within staff meetings, SLT meetings, book scrutiny feedback and performance management meetings…mostly!)

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2 thoughts on “Fake Headteacher: Secret Files No.2 – Aldi

  1. I swapped fulltime teaching for supply and other temping jobs. Initially not through choice, but now I wouldn’t have it any other way. My life is my own. I choose where and when I work and I get paid for the hours I work plus all the stuff in your article!

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