Data Entry/Office Assistant - LONDON
Leicester Square, London, WC2H
Hours to be arranged: 39 hours /week, 9AM - 5PM, Mon – Fri
Salary/Wage: £26,000 annum
Employer: ID Statistics Ltd
Closing Date: 15th February 2010
Still not sure what I'm on about? Well, compare the job advertised above with this one below...
Date posted: Monday 11th January Ad viewed: 1030 times
We are looking to employ 3 part time English teachers
1 position for :2 * 6 hour shifts and 1 * 3 hour shift
2 positions for evening 18.30 to 21.00 4 days per week.
We are a friendly school and very flexible.
Must have TEFL or Teaching qualification.
The rate is £8.50 rising to £9.00 after 3 months.
See what I mean? A job in London that has no need for a degree or any sort of 'professional' qualification pays 26,000 quid a year. Another job in London that requires a degree and a teaching qualification pays ... what - about half?
Yes, you read right there - the 'professional' job gets you about half the salary of the scrote from the council estate. See, if you calculate the rate of remuneration as 9.00 an hour for six hours per day (£54), five days a week, then that equals 270 quid a week. Multiply that figure by the 52 weeks of the year, and you get an enormous annual salary of ... just a shade over £14,000!!
So, I've decided - enough is enough, really. I'm gonna do something about all this, even if it does only involve shaming a room full of Tefl twerps. The plan is to book a slot at the next EFL conference (IATEFL? English UK?) in the UK and do a presentation on 'Why is TEFL crap in the UK?'. OK, it's a rather rhetorical question, I know, but it should attract the necessary attention.
My presentation plan, complete with a wide range of colourful powderpoint slides, will be something as follows...
Part 1: Is the UK Tefl scene really crap? Cue slides of teaching jobs and scrotebag jobs (as per above). Elicit comparisons with other industries too; invite salary comparisons from members of the audience (both of them).
Part 2: Just why is it so crap? Steam in to the British Council for failing to acknowledge teachers' salaries and conditions in their accreditation scheme; Slag off English UK for running the industry into the ground in terms of teachers' opportunities; and give serious grief to HM Government for allowing utter criminals and total shysters to set up 'language schools' with no knowledge of education at all.
Part 3: What can we do about it? Unveil my plan for (a) lobbying the Government to take a serious look at the private EFL sector in the UK and REGULATE it properly, (b) picketing the offices of the British Council at Spring Gardens until they change their accreditation service to reflect the true value of the teachers employed in EFL in the UK, and (c) sending parcel bombs to EnglishUK.
Oh, hang on, I might need to revise that last bit. Maybe it would just be more appropriate to send them packets of dog-shit? It's about what they're worth, in the eyes of every UK EFL teacher, I'd say.
So - what do YOU say, dear downtrodden UK Tefler? I'm very serious about this idea of doing a presentation at one of the upcoming EFL cenferences, by the way. Perhaps I should try and deliver a presentation at ALL of them? What do you say, playmates?!