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2017 on supply, done okay

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by JohnJCazorla, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    Throughout 2017 I've been on supply, largely the promise of long-term leading to permanent. Around Easter I discovered that I was in a shortage subject (Maths/Science in West Yorkshire) and could frequently charge the agency £195 per day which I've managed more often than not and, importantly, had very few days unemployed.

    This year I've worked just over 170 days and taken home over £125 per day on average. A total take-home of over £21K for the year. Compared with the annual take home for UPS3 at £26K it doesn't look great but with the much lower stress well worth it.

    Why am I posting this? 3 reasons spring to mind:
    1. I'm a smug g1t
      .........and I really want to rub it in to the rest of you.
    2. I've shown that Supply can be viable
      ........if you are determined to make the most of your luck.
    3. I'm a Messianic figure
      ....... who is leading the down-trodden permanent teachers from a life of drudgery and torment to err.. something a bit better.
    Any guesses welcome and Happy New Year
  2. JohnJCazorla

    JohnJCazorla Star commenter

    To add to the smug g1t option
    So I am now a Senior Commentator, I'll just sit back and wait for the ........errrr....:cool:
  3. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

  4. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    Supply work for 2017 - none!
  5. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    I worked 90 days in the 2016/17 academic year, although I could have worked more. I've earned enough to live on...no foreign holidays, but that's a luxury, not a necessity. I've had to ditch Toni & Guy for Supercuts and I'm a stranger at the Clarins counter...but there's always been food on the table and just enough money to pay for the gas bill.
    I'm still happier than I was working full time.

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