Was recently rejected from a job interview. Had some really positive feedback which I'll take forward for the next role that I apply for, but the sub context was clear - there is people out there that are cheaper. The sad thing is when meeting other candidates you realise what a sad state of affairs things are in with lots of non subject specialist applying for jobs. Seems the 'profession' is becoming staffed with a load of power point delivery boys and middle 'managers' none of whom know their subject, or maybe that's just my perception. Worst still is schools have become a toxic environment where staff are hung out to dry if they don't want to embrace the PiXL appproach of intervention (AKA students can't be @rsed to revise, so lets do it for them) and offer lunchtimes after school and weekends gratis - maybe it's just me. Anyway. Fri afternoon rant over. Be interested to hear from similar disillusioned professionals.