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Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Feb 24, 2020.
Wonder how many panicking Teachers there are on Gran Canaria or Tenerife this morning ?
Why would they be panicking?
If they don't get back in time, will they get paid for the days missed?
(In 1981-2, my first year in teaching, another new teacher returned home to his parents in Wales for Christmas. At New Year they had a heavy snow fall; he was snowed in for several days, and missed the first week of school. Even then he lost a week's pay, I recall.)
Because school starts today.
I know I would be if I was there.
As someone who just returned from nearby I wish there had been a sandstorm... oh to be trapped on an island...
Instead of in the classroom.
We got stuck in Cyprus when the Icelandic volcano went off. Panic? Why? Nothing we could do about it. Had a lovely extra week in the sun. My lovely then HoD was worried lest I ran out of money. I assured her all was fine as I sat in a sunny taverna sipping a chilled wine
I got stuck in Greece for the same reason.
"So you've been on holiday to the Canaries - you look a bit sunburnt"
Trapped in a 1970s pastiche musical of the 1950s?
What a hell...
Well, there were worse things I could do...
Schools in the islands are closed today.
So instead of panicking, teachers there are relaxing.
I love the Canaries, I’ve been going on holiday to Tenerife for a few years now and I’ve never seen it that bad before. That plane in Peakster’s picture belongs to a Binter Canarias, the airline for the Canaries, that shows how bad the situation is.
Other than boats that’s the fastest way of getting between the islands so a lot of locals are screwed.
I got trapped for two weeks in the philippines by the Icelandic volcano. Nizeman did his uni marking online and I did nothing! I wasn't paid but we got a 20% discount and spent almost nothing anyway.
There's a headteacher posting for advice about how to handle this situation regarding the pay of a member of staff.
What do you think?
And now they have suspected Coronavirus: 1000 guests at the Costa Adeje Palace hotel apparently in lockdown, probably to be kept in isolation if the infection is confirmed.
I got paid in full when stuck in Cyprus, probably because the head was also stuck abroad and had no intention of missing out on his pay
Just a thought... If a school granted unpaid leave for those stuck in the canaries could the teacher claim on their travel insurance?
That's what the headteacher, in the thread I quoted, is wondering.
It is Costa Adeje I’ll be staying in as well come July .