Perhaps I should be clearer, most of those jobs were not as a teacher and a fair few were after I qualified but took me away from education, we are not compelled to follow traditional paths for life any more. I learned that watching the 80's cial/iron and steel industry debarkle. Many folk from other countries are used to this, they will relocate or retrain or do other jobs to get by rather than sitting around moaning about the changing labour market where they live. As for being paid the same, that is a specific expectation that also needs to be managed along with time off and holiday money/cottages, cars etc, this isn't new and I've said it before... That's probably why I'm so unpopular in these here parts (having been called angry bitter etc blah blah when I raised this before, BTW I'm far from angry/bitter) ... I'm including myself in this though I count myself lucky to have listened to my dear old mum would have simply said "you cut your cloth", yet everyone wants 'things'.