Aug 15 2008, 8:55 am / Frustrated
When I first started teaching 4 years ago, I thought I'd found my Nirvana. They were exciting times and I had the most fantastic team around me: lots of support and like-minded people.
Inside 2 years it all turned to crap. New management, colleagues fired (for no valid reason I could see) or muscled out with bullying. The latter was the worst: that professional adults (supposedly) could be so petty and mean as to drive someone out of a job was galling.
No-one cares about the students, it's all about the money. The teachers are treated with disdain and our methods constantly questioned by unqualified 'management' whose own ineptitude defies the laws of stupidity.
What depresses me is that I know I'm not alone in this situation, or that it isn't restricted to the teaching profession. There are millions of people who work their asses off for next to no money, do not get pay rises (I myself haven't had one in 4 years) and have to watch complete morons swan around in management. We all ask ourselves how these people got to where they are and are left still wondering.
In times like these, I think of Karma. Or in layman's terms:
What goes around comes around and they will get theirs.