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uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Extra money to stay rarely works, the same irritations and frustrations remain.
I think four years in any company is about right.
this is totally true. as a result of your restlessness, you'll just spaff that extra money up the wall on some hobby-like distraction or luxury trip. it'll slip through your fingers like sand and you'll find yourself still in the same place.
KEN-JENNINGS
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I signed a consulting contract today to "ease the transition". $100/hour, no limit on hours. Win win!
pirana6
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Job offer on Friday - taking it.

My current position is pretty dull despite decent pay. I'm taking a small pay cut and an enormous title cut to start at the bottom at a much smaller company. It'll be more exciting and at a company of 800 instead of 80,000 I can go back to feeling like I have actual input into things. I probably don't and I realize that, but it'll be better than knowing for certain I don't.
I've only been at my current job for a year so I feel guilty for leaving so soon, but that's the way it goes I suppose. I took my current position a year ago to get out of an awful job and this wasn't great but it was the perfect hold-over until I found something better... and here I am.

At my current place hard work was not rewarded. With so many people they had rules in place on who could get raises and promotions. I don't disagree with that because with nepotism or just generous managers, some people could move up the ladder but under the radar. Once a company gets big enough they need rules on how often people can be promoted.

With a small company I can show off how hard of a worker I actually am - something every previous boss has told me - so now I can finally make this company better, actually see results, and be rewarded for it. Aside from starting at the bottom I'm excited, but this is the opening they had so I'm going to get in there and impress the shit out of them.

I'll start in 3 weeks.

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SuperJail Warden
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Congratulations.
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SuperJail Warden
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The continuing education requirements of my job is onerous. They just dropped two more classes on me to complete on top of the two I am taking now. I had just finished another one last week. That is a total of 5 graduate classes in the fall on top of work. This is the minimum I need to take get full credentialed for the subset of education I do.

In order to make up for the lost time of these extra classes, I stopped producing new assignments and am using the same ones from last year. I also do not review any assignments. I just check to see if the adults at the adult education center submitted something and I put a 'complete' for it.

70 adult students x 5 daily assignments = 350 gradable assignments per week. It is manageable if I didn't have to come home to do school work of my own.

The funny thing is that all of this continuing education stuff they are making me do is actually making me less effective. Even funnier: I suspect that now that I reached the threshold of "just put an A on it" I won't go back.

Uzique wrote:

Maybe you should quit if you don't care about the blah blah blah
50% of the people in my field quit after the first 5 years. Maybe the problem isn't 100% me.
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uziq
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teaching does has a very high attrition rate. but it’s not exactly med school, or even nursing, and the rates are nowhere near as bad as higher-education and employment in the college sector.

plus didn’t you choose this job because of the raft of public pensions and benefits? aren’t you already trying to ascend to some bureaucrat role? i don’t see it as surprising nor fearsome that most people aren’t ‘teachers for life’. it takes a very specific sort of person.

same thing happens in the U.K.  we train lots of schoolteachers on graduate schemes fresh out of university but a great many end up quitting before they reach any sort or career seniority in their mid-30s. mostly people do 3-5 years of teaching because it comes with a nice payoff deal for our student loan system. a few years ago, back in my graduating cohort, they were offering cash bonuses and even Mini cars to graduates with top honours.
SuperJail Warden
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Thanks for the pep talk. I was having a really bad day yesterday.

The graduate work doesn't seem too bad. I guess. The extra classes they dumped on me can be converted to full credit courses later.

So if I wanted a M.A.T. in Educational Technology, I would only need 20ish credits instead of 30ish. 20ish credits isn't easy but it is doable. The only thing that would make me not want to do it is the fact that credits are $1000ish each. So I would be looking at $20 to 30 thousand in order to get a degree and training to use 21st century tech in the whatever room.

I guess they need to make credits expensive or people would just keep loading up on classes and inflating their education credentials but it is also not a good thing that it would cost at least $20,000 to become a more qualified whatever.
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uziq
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$20k is about the same as a one-year postgraduate course here. postgraduate courses can very easily be seen as investments in future earning potential. you could even take a loan and pay it off over 3 years or whatever. your future earnings increase would more than make up for it.
SuperJail Warden
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I know it is am investment and I am just going about in pity for myself.
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unnamednewbie13
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pirana6 wrote:

Job offer on Friday - taking it.
Working at a giant company can be pretty dehumanizing. But a place with 2, 3, or 20 people throughout its whole system, stuff can get way too personal, in a bad way. Three figures is when I'd expect proper structure and some measure of stability to be in place.

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