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
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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!
Excellent!! I am much happier myself having moved schools recently but still thinking of leaving as it has such an impact out of school.