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Well cheers then!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Mrsmumbles, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Logged in to TES and a pop up leaps up. Says TES has some grrrrreat job matches for me! So, sceptically, I clicked.
    All the first page were two counties out. And the jobs were for sanitary technicians and learning support IT technicians.
    I have 20+ years of teaching experience, a BA, MA and a PGCE.
    Cheers then!
     
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Nothing about Russian girls who want to marry you or penis enlargements then?

    ;)
     
  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Doesn't surprise me. Try using any job site and specify within 10 miles of your postcode and you still get jobs from Truro, Tring and Tripoli.
     
  4. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I'm a retired primary teacher who did eng lit at university. Why, then, was I not thrilled to be offered a head of science post recently?
     
  5. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I am retired too. One suggestion for me today is that I take on a job as Modern Foreign Languages tutor for Polish and German, two languages of which I know nothing!

    I speak Bahasa Indonesia and some Arabic but no - nothing doing there!
     
  6. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I thought I'd click on it out of curiosity. Somehow it knows to show me "science" but five jobs all in London, one of which is a technician, and as far as I am aware I have never filled anything in. I'm retired too (for three years) and live in North Wales. It must be that IDS bloke (sounds like a disease) on his pension bandwagon again. I never was a "science" teacher, and chemistry is the worst of them for me.
     
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  7. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Tongue tripping 'Ts'!
     
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  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I was too lazy to consult a map of the U.K. and find a good cluster of Tralees.
     
  9. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    Well, if they're really desperate.….
     
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  10. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    It's good to see that alitter….alitar...allitter….. using the same letter sounds in successive words is still alive and well in these forums!!
     
  11. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    English teacher, are ya?:eek:
     
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  12. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    It sounds like you're seeing the same jobs as I am, I'm not so far away but far enough to not consider it in a month of Sundays. Perhaps they think London is so attractive people will be more than happy to move there.

    They probably sell the advertising as "Guaranteed to reach xyz qualified candidates per day!" or similar, so the slightest hint in your profile details and up come the ads.
     
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  13. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Senior commenter

    The worst is the government job website, nothing but agencies advertising false jobs to get you on their books. Filter is useless. God help anyone relying on them.
     
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  14. Laphroig

    Laphroig Lead commenter

    I’m looking for a job in the Peterborough area but am receiving ads for St Petersburg, China and Croatia.
     
  15. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Its as accurate and geographically challenged as online dating then.
     
  16. hhhh

    hhhh Lead commenter

    But don't schools only want cheap, badly qualified people who won't question their inexperienced SMT? When I started teaching, things were different, but many things I read on here suggest that well-qualifed, experienced staff aren't necessarily preferred...
     
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  17. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Er...no. but I do get quite a few plop ups for classroom management these days. Hmmmm...
     
  18. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Well...you should be! How dare we be underwhelmed by the droidbot career services!!
     
  19. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    Maybe they want you to enlarge your academic range!
     
  20. Mrsmumbles

    Mrsmumbles Star commenter

    I loved Grumpy's alliterative flourish. Ah, alliteration. And consonance. Love "em. Cooler than a cubed cold cucumber.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2019

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