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Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by thekillers1, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    I was phoned at 8.50am by an agent, offering me a job that was almost an hour's drive away. :rolleyes:
    I didn't go!
    To be fair, it doesn't look that far on the map, but you're lucky to get beyond 10mph on the roads around here at rush hour.
     
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  2. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    When I first signed up with agencies a few years ago, there was one agency that kept phoning me up to go to schools in Greenwich. I am in Greater London on the borders with Essex. On the map it didn't look too far but there was a ruddy river in the way and it would have taken me forever. He was sooooo annoying that consultant, I ended up losing my rag with him, he just wouldn't take no for an answer. He lied about having contacts with schools in boroughs I wanted to work in just to get me to register:mad:.
     
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  3. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    I've just read that again and it sounds like I'm being expected to swim across the Thames:D I can just about swim a width!!!
     
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  4. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Thanks les25paul. You have done well to have three days.
     
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  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    From the sound of things - it does seem to be slowly picking up.

    I confidently predicted a week or so back that this year would be better than last - hope I'm right.
     
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  6. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Gingerhobo48

    Geography isn't a strong point for some consultants.Either they don't understand distances or don't care how you get to a school and some think people have helicopters.
     
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  7. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Yes peakster, I sincerely hope those who need work get .
     
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  8. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    I think they just get a ruler out and think " yeah that should be o.k it's only 5 cms away":D:D:D.
     
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  9. yellowflower

    yellowflower Occasional commenter

    Please don't despair people.... I think work is trickling in touch wood!!! Had lunch plans with a friend and half an hour before was called to cover a teacher who had gone home sick for the afternoon.... and now have a days work tomorrow. Really excited. The back to work feeling with no strings attached is grrrrreat!! :)
     
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  10. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    Or they've watched too much sci-fi and think we can teleport...
     
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  11. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    That'd be good! "School X in 10 seconds? No planning? No problem! Make it so!"
    (Mmmm....Jean-Luc Picard moment...I wouldn't say no!)
     
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  12. gingerhobo48

    gingerhobo48 Star commenter

    First it was Ross Poldark, now it's Jean-Luc Picard, I don't watch either of those series but I think I know who you mean:). I think that Ross fella should put a shirt on , he seems such an exhibitionist and the other guy "Meh":D.
     
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  13. pepper5

    pepper5 Star commenter

    Well done yellow flower.YAY.

    Enjoy your day.
     
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  14. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    I wonder? There are possibly thousands of NQTs looking for supply work after graduating - indeed, one lives near me and has a young family. They will probably work for less money and perhaps the agency can charge less too.
    Lots more supply teachers about, after a share of a shrinking cake.
     
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  15. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    Especially with agen
    Especially when agencies say they need more teachers to recruit. Con artists!
     
  16. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    Friday. Tick, tock...will the phone ring today? Who knows?! Stay tuned in today's episode of Supplies on Demand :)
     
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  17. bananatree84

    bananatree84 Occasional commenter

    Fingers crossed for everyone today! Come on phone, please ring!!
     
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  18. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I seriously doubt there are thousands of NQT's looking for supply work - a few hundred at most scattered around the country.
     
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  19. bananatree84

    bananatree84 Occasional commenter

    I get the app for my agency and there is always loads of supply advertised but the phone never rings. Hmmm! 15 years ago I moved to a new town and went to temp agencies to look for an office job. They kept telling me there weren't any. I pointed to the window where lots of jobs were displayed and said could I not do one of those jobs. They admitted they were not actual jobs but "examples of the kind of jobs they might get". I reckon it is the same with supply agencies.
     
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  20. bananatree84

    bananatree84 Occasional commenter

    I am one of them lol!
     
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