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Re: Is there anyone who likes their teaching job?
Posted by Math Teacher on 5/04/08
(14) Comments

    "why doesn't he start hiring older, experienced teachers."

    Strictly business, not personnel.
    New teachers cost less. The answer stinks but that's the
    truth.

    On 5/04/08, do it wrote:
    > If the hiring manager thinks that job dissatisfaction in his
    > district is due to the district hiring young teachers who
    > have never held other jobs then why doesn't he start hiring
    > older, experienced teachers. I know a lot of credentialed
    > teachers who have had other jobs but often they are passed
    > up for the newbies fresh out of college who truly never have
    > had a real job. I kind of find his answer disingenuous.
    >
    > I think you have to find out for yourself how teaching is.
    > If you get a good assignment then you will be sure that the
    > dissatisfied teachers are off-base and don't belong
    > teaching. If you have a bad assignment then you will start
    > to think that maybe the complainers had a valid complaint.
    > You don't need to really ask who loves it do you because
    > certainly someone will love it. Just do it.