I went for an interview last week. It’s just for a term, which suits me as I would normally go for part time these days. The head of department called me to offer me the job within an hour of me leaving the school. I was delighted, until the contract came. It was a main scale contract. I queried this as I’ve been upper scale for years. The personnel manager replied to say that the contract was main scale, because the job was main scale, (is there such a thing as a main scale job?). I replied with a copy of the job advert and the job description which stated that the range was up to U3. I’ve had absolutely no response from the school. It just seems like a whole waste of time to call people for lengthy interviews only to try and stiff them with a contract five grand lower than expected. Is this a thing now?