I'm having a complete and utter career crisis!
As many of you know, I've been working towards becoming a teacher for a couple of years now. I'm coming to the end of my degree and looking at training possibilities and it just seems like all the cards are stacked against me. I don't recieve my degree classification until December, so can't start training this September like all the normal students. So, I was looking at starting in January; that was until the only college round here to do a January start cancelled it! So, I now have to wait a year before I start.
OK, so I thought I'd look at working in school temporarily for a year and have applied for a couple of TA jobs. Trouble is, they'll cost me more in childcare than I'll actually learn (TA's wage is appalling for everything they do!).
On top of all that, I am sick of people* telling me that teacher training is hard (of course it's bloody hard, it's post graduate!) and that there's too many applicants for each job (so is the training hard or not then, because if there's a lot of applicants then it can't be that bad if ALL those people are getting through it!).
My beef is, where's the support? Why does everyone always have to knock you down? I'm trying to improve myself here and go and do something worthwhile and all people can do is knock it. I just feel like jacking it in and phoning McDonalds!
Plus the fact that I've been in school today and they've been little horrors! I've also been asked to go on the school trip tomorrow to lend a pair of (free) hands, but the head says I have to find my own way there! So I have to work for free and pay the petrol money!
Next time I see one of those adverts on TV asking for teachers I'm throwing something at it!
* Obviously plenty of people reading this will not fit into this category, lots of you are great about it! ;)