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I have left teaching and I want to say a big thank you!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by cherryaimless, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. cherryaimless

    cherryaimless New commenter

    After a thoroughly unpleasant end to my teaching career, I have now freed myself from its shackles and I am running a guest house on a tiny island.

    I just wanted to say a massive thank you to this forum, and to this entire website in general - in times of woe (and there were PLENTY!) TES was often my first port of call for support and succour!

    Thank you to the teachers who talked sense, to the teachers who uploaded free resources, thank you to the hosts of the forums (fora?!) and just a general big thank you. TES made the job a bit more bearable. Such a shame that the job actually became unbearable.

    (I still blame Michael Gove. I do not thank him.)

    All the best to the teachers still teaching, to the new teachers just beginning (lang may their lumbs reek etc) and to those considering teaching.

    Cherry Aimless, signing off. Ta, loves!
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Sorry it came to this for you, but pleased you have found something to 'do afterwards' , which is usually the big problem.
  3. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Well done!

    Now, fancy giving us a hint as to the 'tiny island'? Lots of teachers/ex-teachers on here who might become guests!;)
  4. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    Yes! I was thinking this as well!!

    @cherryaimless Well done!

    Wishing you success and happiness in your new endeavour!
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  5. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Well done.... you have followed your dream after - like a great many of us here -having huge frustrations at not being allowed to do the job you loved the way you performed it no doubt successfully.
  6. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    Good luck with the new venture!
  7. Jesmond12

    Jesmond12 Star commenter

    As I was doing some decorating this morning I was thinking of our next holiday sometime in October. A clue to where your idyll is would be good.
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  8. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Sorry to hear that, it seems to be all too common these days.

    Hurrah! :D

    I hope it works out for you.
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  9. red_observer

    red_observer Star commenter

    At the end of the day people have to be happy. Retiring or not. Glad @cherryaimless is and good luck. Hopefully not far behind you!
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  10. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I have many dreams...but then I am married, so they stay there lol
    So pleased you have found yours and for anyone else who has found or is working towards a dream future.
    'If only' always strikes a cord for a lot of us, but in reality many of us never achieve the ideal.....so good on you that you did.
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  11. Glamchic19

    Glamchic19 New commenter

    I've left teaching too thanks to Gove, good luck to you
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  12. Moony

    Moony Lead commenter

    Best of British!
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  13. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Yours is one of my all-time favourite usernames!

    Well done and good luck!

    I'm going for good at the end of this year.

    Why not keep posting: "Life beyond teaching - the joys of running a remote guesthouse". It would be a popular fixture on here, I'm certain.

  14. cherryaimless

    cherryaimless New commenter

    Farm Court, Alderney.

    Do come!
  15. cherryaimless

    cherryaimless New commenter

    The joys! There are many.... mainly, people say nice things, to your face ALL THE TIME!
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  16. cherryaimless

    cherryaimless New commenter

    Mr Aimless and I run Farm Court together. He does the windows, I do the rooms. He maintains the courtyard, I cook the scran!
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  17. cherryaimless

    cherryaimless New commenter

  18. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Good luck with it all! Sounds great.
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  19. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I have made a note of it!
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  20. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Well done Cherry. Good luck with your venture! :)
    Lara mfl 05 and cherryaimless like this.

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