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Teachers on public transport

Discussion in 'Primary' started by rachbaxter, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. OK, I'm in my 2nd year of teaching now and I can not drive. I have got a provisional licence but have not taken the plunge to book a lesson yet. I am perfectly happy on the buses, trains, and occasional lifts that people offer, thank you. So WHY do people treat me like a leper? "Oh you don't DRIVE? You'll have to start learning..." Yes it is inconvenient but not impossible and I don't need every Tom, Dick and Harry on my back. It's not illegal to travel by public transport! Are there any other teachers out there who don't drive? And yes, I have worked on supply as a non-driving teacher :-O
  2. I don't drive and just use public transport (and my husband every now and then). It does limit you a little when looking for jobs, but it's not impossible by any means.
  3. I know exactly what you mean! I travel by train and I get the whole poor you attitude. I've also done supply as a non driving teacher and sometimes walked 6miles a day to get to and from various train stations (this was the summer term) I loved it, I feel the walk from the train station wakes me up for the day ahead anyway.
  4. cariad2

    cariad2 New commenter

    I don't drive - tried it about 20 years ago and hated it. I occasionally think it would be convenient, and that I might be more confident now that I'm older. But I'm not really that bothered.

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