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What's the best job?

I was reading during my 5 second afternoon break.

Incidentally, one of the delicate little flowers attempted to shove me out the way today as I was trying to get him to stay until the end of the lesson by standing in front of the door (I let the well behaved ones go 5 min early). He was having a melt down and calling me all the names under the sun and at one point I thought he was gonna hit me.
I don't want to sound patronising but I've always been told (and now tell younger teachers) never to physically stop a child from leaving a room. It leaves you open to all sorts of accusations as well as encouraging them to smack you. They then have a good mitigating circumstance of 'heat of the moment, fight or flight, adrenaline, acting on impulse etc.' which will prevent them being expelled for it.

No idea on the environment you're in but I wouldn't want to try that without management I could guarantee would back me every step of the way (and if I find a management team like that I'll let you know).
 
I don't want to sound patronising but I've always been told (and now tell younger teachers) never to physically stop a child from leaving a room. It leaves you open to all sorts of accusations as well as encouraging them to smack you. They then have a good mitigating circumstance of 'heat of the moment, fight or flight, adrenaline, acting on impulse etc.' which will prevent them being expelled for it.

No idea on the environment you're in but I wouldn't want to try that without management I could guarantee would back me every step of the way (and if I find a management team like that I'll let you know).

I was advised by advanced practitioners to let well behaved ones leave early, they certainly don't cover students trying to whack you in teacher training.

If the badly behaved ones walk out then all my authority vanishes in an instant and they just pull the same trick next time.

Then I have to write it up just so it's on record... It's half term soon though, that might give me some time to reflect.
 
I was advised by advanced practitioners to let well behaved ones leave early, they certainly don't cover students trying to whack you in teacher training.
Oh yes, I remember weeks of lectures on ideal learning styles, educational theory and fun projects to engage kids. Nothing on what to do when a gobshite calls you a pathetic ****** or informs you he came out of your mum's ****.

If the badly behaved ones walk out then all my authority vanishes in an instant and they just pull the same trick next time.
In my experience it's not that straightforward but it does rely on senior teachers/management being willing to fight battles on behalf of the classroom bods. With a decent Head of Year/House that kid is hoiked out of lessons the next day, dumped in internal isolation and will end up staying for at least an hour after school as well. The rest of them get the message pretty quickly, especially if you can stay calm.

If your place doesn't have that followup and kids can play the system you have my sympathy, I've been there and it's not fun.
 

Yokel

LE
At my school they introduced something the Principal decided was to be called the 'Time Out' room. Teachers could send miscreants there, but what then? Surely they needed supervision?

Surely it would be better to get them to do work around the school, sweeping up, cleaning windows, and so on. Even being thanked for doing a good job would be useful.
 
Oh yes, I remember weeks of lectures on ideal learning styles, educational theory and fun projects to engage kids. Nothing on what to do when a gobshite calls you a pathetic ****** or informs you he came out of your mum's ****.


In my experience it's not that straightforward but it does rely on senior teachers/management being willing to fight battles on behalf of the classroom bods. With a decent Head of Year/House that kid is hoiked out of lessons the next day, dumped in internal isolation and will end up staying for at least an hour after school as well. The rest of them get the message pretty quickly, especially if you can stay calm.

If your place doesn't have that followup and kids can play the system you have my sympathy, I've been there and it's not fun.
The backing staff up is vital.
I learned that lesson early.
As a child ,then teenager , my family ran 3 farms with a big activity center on one. 100 plus trekking horses necessitated about 10 trekk leaders in the summer season.
These were all young girls self recruited mostly From tthe teacher training colleges at Ponteland and Bingly.( that dates me).
Anyway Dad allways used to have everyone around an enormous table for brekkies every morning, and the first briefing of the summer allways included the following.
”You will occasionally come across a rider who is dangerous or arrogant who won’t listen to you. You need to know that i will back you 100% in any decisions you make with regard to any trekk you are in charge of. If you decide that the safest thing to do is get a rider off a horse and walk home, do not worry that I will belittle you in front of them if they kick off later.
If anything could be handled differently in future we can discuss it in private over a cup of tea. But rest assured in public you have my full support allways.”
That allways gave the girls a bit of a lift and some steel in their back when dealing with gobby idiots.
 
I've mentioned before that a big problem seems to stem from a lack of shame, and this can be seen in wider society. Look at how Trump behaves ffs. It's seen on TV too where people are encouraged to humiliate themselves in front of the nation, even shows like Love Island have perfectly educated people like engineers and doctors airing their dirty laundry in front of the world. When did the middle class get such a lack of class?

My school was like something out of the 1800s. If we misbehaved we'd have to stand with our nose against the wall over break time and any homework missed was an automatic detention. There was a definite shame attached to facing the wall so everyone could see you, I suppose that was done away with due to human rights or some bs.

Students who misbehave should be shamed in front of their peers, it's peer pressure more than anything else which dictates conformity.
 
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The peer pressure bit, I’ve never understood Why that isn’t used to the max.
There is surely no other demon in an adolescent boys box of nightmares greater than being made to look a loosing tosser in front of ones peers,
( AND IN THE EYES OF ANY GIRLS PRESENT !).
 
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Saw an Civil Service Job advertised for an Inclusion LGBTXYZ Advisor on £90k.

I always thought of porn star servicing the older woman/MILF's or GILFs might be interesting.
Getting to screw all day and getting paid for it might be a laugh?
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Until Covid I had the best job for me - historian, tour guide; no retirement age, its what I would do even if I had all the money I needed. Sadly there are no more tourists or battlefield studies for a while. No furlough scheme for the self employed and years of minimising profits for tax purposes mean not much back from the HMRC.

So time for a job... I thought I would get in ahead of the rush of hundreds of thousands after the end of furlough schemes. There are stories of thousands of applicants for any place. Not many people want to hire someone in their sixties.

I thought I'd try something relevant for touring and saw an advert on the back of a bus. I already had a provisional PCV licence as I had been thinking about getting a licence to legalise what many of tour guides do on technicality untested in a French court. Following a telephone interview and a medical I had a job as a trainee with a London bus company starting on 19th July. Training was a couple of weeks of theory for the theory paper, CPC 4 show and tell, the City and Guild needed to drive for Transport For London. It took ten driving days on double deck buses and two tests to get the PCV licence. I have been driving a London bus for the last month. Pay as a trainee is 27.5k - UK median income. My inbox is full of emails from recruitment companies offering work @ £35-40k for a qualified driver with at least six months experience. That is what my bright daughter earns as a consultant for a swanky but crap management consultancy

The company I work for is owned by a foreign government. It is unionised and still offers a final salary pension scheme. It takes less than half an hour for me to get to work. There are some early mornings and late nights but nothing new to anyone ex services.

Things to get you sacked are poor punctuality, alcohol or a poor accident record. If you drive a private car you need to worry about accidents that were not your fault. Professional drivers are accountable for accidents that could have been avoided. i.e. you are responsible for other people's idiocy. It has been a long time since I had to learn new physical skills, but fun to learn bombing along the M25 on day two on the bus was red run-ish. It is hard work concentrating for up to nine hours driving in London. Every day is like one of these computer games where you concentrate on the next threat - except that in computer games you win by killing things while driving is about avoiding killing the suicidal cyclist or eliminating the twats on electric scooters that assume that because they are not covered by the law it does not matter which side of the road they use.

The other bus drivers have been great and very helpful to a new driver. Maybe if you are trapped in the cab all day there is an incentive to be sociable when you have a chance to talk. The other drivers are a very diverse bunch. Driving London's busses does not seem to be a job that attracts young white working class Brits. There is an old guard of old white chaps, but most of the younger drivers are Asian, black or Europeans.

If someone is looking for a covid bolt hole there is a lot to be said for going on the buses.
Fair play to you , I wouldn't want to do that in my 60's , especially now
 
That is what I do, after 32 years service I started driving freight. First couple of years it was ok but now, working on my own, it sucks the life out of me. I could not have done the job as a young man! 4 years to do then endex!
I've only ever driven a 37 on a preserved line for a day .
Loved it , and was quite good at it , I was even trusted to the run rounds at either end .
There were 4 of us in the cab at any given time , so it was quite sociable and obviously safer as two were experienced drivers waiting for the inevitable f*ck up , but there were none on my part .
The loneliness wouldn't bother me , as I'd just pass the time phoning my friends , looking at shit on my phone and scaring cattle with the horn :)
 

Yokel

LE
Saw an Civil Service Job advertised for an Inclusion LGBTXYZ Advisor on £90k.

I always thought of porn star servicing the older woman/MILF's or GILFs might be interesting.
Getting to screw all day and getting paid for it might be a laugh?
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You could write to the editor of Sixty Plus and offer your services as a photographer. Or you could fill the gap in the market with a publication or website offering pictures of ladies between say twenty five and forty? Not everyone wants to look at hard up teens or aging housewives desperate for attention.
 
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Old-Salt
You could write to the editor of Sixty Plus and offer your services as a photographer. Or you could fill the gap in the market with a publication or website offering pictures of ladies between say twenty five and forty?
I knew I was in the wrong job in the military I should have been snapping Army Readers Wives.
For Big & Busty Magazine.......er I mean if that sort of publication is printed of course?
 

Charles1948

On ROPS
On ROPs
The Army seems to be encouraging diversity these days. I just wondered, as a civilian, whether that is the right military approach. I mean, in civilian life, diversity may be desirable, or at least tolerable.

But is it a good thing for an Army to be "diverse". Wouldn't an Army fight better if it was "unified". Then it could concentrate all its energy against the enemy, without being distracted by internal factions within itself?
 
The Army seems to be encouraging diversity these days. I just wondered, as a civilian, whether that is the right military approach. I mean, in civilian life, diversity may be desirable, or at least tolerable.

But is it a good thing for an Army to be "diverse". Wouldn't an Army fight better if it was "unified". Then it could concentrate all its energy against the enemy, without being distracted by internal factions within itself?
My only answer to that is simple. Once you have been in the army for a few months, you are not who you were when you joined.
 

Funbaby

Old-Salt
I always fancied working in the complaints department for a company that installs nuclear fallout shelters.
Handling complaints in a regulated industry can be pretty well paid. I’ve done it for medical device and diagnostics companies; made around £80,000 at the last gig. A quiet day is considered a good day.
 
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Saw an Civil Service Job advertised for an Inclusion LGBTXYZ Advisor on £90k.

I always thought of porn star servicing the older woman/MILF's or GILFs might be interesting.
Getting to screw all day and getting paid for it might be a laugh?
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But it might be
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I'm not up to GILF's yet, but I do provide non commercial services to the MILF community

So, what do you have to do to be a LBGTXYZ advisor though, could you walt as one easily?, asking for a friend....

Got to be worth the risk for £90k if it's more pen pushing than personal services....
 
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