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Topic: schools as workplaces
Replies: 6   Last Post: Mar 17, 1995 10:15 PM

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Re: schools as workplaces
Posted: Mar 17, 1995 5:59 AM
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I did a stint in industry - as a professional engineer. I missed the
"people" (kids" contact, disliked my task because although it was interesting
and intriguing, it was such a small part of a big picture, I never felt I was
doing anything I could "see."
The pay was better, the working conditions were better, etc.
I MISSED teaching. I missed the continuous interaction on a minute to minue
basis with 12 year olds.
I think there is a basic personlity type difference in need of people as to
what satisfies them as "job fulfillment.". I could list the pluses and
minuses of each, and certainly am aware of the lack of basic needs met in
being a teacher ( not being able to use facilities on an as needed basis,
the general attitude of most of th4e public sector, etc. But I think
teachers who enjoy their jobs and feel satisfaction on that innner level are
truly self-fulfilled enough to staty there, THis is ramnling but it is early
in the am - but I feel so strongly on this issue I had to reply.
Grade 7 math
Rose Marie

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