Asking for advice on what to do. I am a MFL teacher from abroad who started here as a supply teacher. I have been doing supplies for some time, trying to get experience and knowledge of the British curriculum. This is the main feedback that I always get from interviews, we need more experience within the British curriculum. But at this point, my economy cannot survive to this scheme. Sometimes, one of my agencies has sent me to a school just for 2 hours. Now, I am starting with another agency as a TA for a couple of days per week. But, although I can get some more days per week, half term will arrive and will kill my income again. At the end of the day, the final monthly account, in comparisson, is less than a full time job on a basic wage. I started to register with job agencies. trying to get work as a waiter. At the moment I am getting something for weekends, but they just tell me that if I want a better income, I need to be available school hours. Private tutoring was an option, but still not get any students from internet advertisements. I am not new to teaching. I was a teacher in my country, I have taught lots of students in private tuition, with enormous difficulties, who achieved success despite their challenges. I have worked in some schools with SEN students. And I have prepared students for their (equivalent to) A-levels in my country (Hums and languages). But here, it is always the same: you need more experience, you need more experience, etc. I understand the message, but I feel that I cannot wait so much time to get to there, since, as all of us, I have bills to pay and a family to support. So, this is the point: I have an interview in a company in a complete different sector. It is an office job, with a basic salary, 9-5 position. I like the sector and I think I can do it very well, especially because they need someone with my language skills. But many colleagues have told me that, now that I am getting that experience that the schools demand me, I should not leave it my career development. If I am offered the office position, I fell I should take it. It is not so much money, but this supply teaching scheme is killing my economy, and my agencies always promise to get me a long term position, but at the end, I have just found one that is being a little bit serious (apart from that umbrella thing). But some friends discourage me of doing that. Think of the money in the future, think of that you like this and you are good at it, think that this doesn't give a good reference of your career progression for the future... So please, if you can give me your opinions on my situation, I would be grateful. Should I continue trying to be a teacher here or should I take the office job?