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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
November 28, 2023, 07:29:56 PM
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Quote from: armaghniac on November 26, 2023, 10:20:10 PMTeachers in the wee six not doing so well

I hadn't seen that before, but I can say that it feels about right.
My wife is a teacher now for well over 20 years. She has management points and her take home now is roughly 2k more than when she started all those years ago. Less than £200/year increase in salary.
I can say in all honesty, she has more hours to work in a week than I do.
Was recently chatting to a young lad in a tyre depot when getting a puncture fixed, he was about 21/22 and he was telling me he's taking home over £500 a week. One of the neighbours kids has a part time job in Tesco, and her hourly rate is better than what my wife earns.
I get that there isn't money in the education budget to pay them more, but the current state of things where students and early stage "non-professional" jobs (such as a tyre fitter) earn as much as if not more than a teacher of 20+ years in a management position is fundamentally wrong. I'm not suggesting that those other workers don't deserve what they are getting paid, but teachers should certainly be getting paid more.
I know of 2 young teachers who recently resigned. One of them is just looking for work in shops etc until they find their feet. The other is doing reflexology from the house 3 nights a week and making more than she was when teaching full time.

Ye but is it not a 10 month contract? Her hourly rate over them weeks is higher?

UK workers are guaranteed a minimum of 28 days paid leave per year. This can include bank holidays, but many employers add them on top, so employees in England get a minimum of 36 days, or 7 weeks and 1 day (more in Wales, Scotland, and NI).

Typically schools will have the following breaks:

Autumn half-term - 5 days
Christmas - 11 days (inc. three bank holidays)
May Day (bank holiday)
Spring half-term - 5 days
Easter - 10 or 11 days (inc. two bank holidays)
Summer half-term - 5 days (inc. one bank holiday)
Summer - 30 days (inc. one bank holiday)

So that makes 67 or 68 days, of which eight are bank holidays, and 28 are the same entitlement most other employees get. That leaves 30 or 31 days that are "extra." Some of those may be inset days where kids are at home, and schools closed, but teachers are still there working. The first two days of the next Summer break are inset days. This whittles the "extra" down to 28 or 29 days.

1,265 hours a year.

Catch yourself on.

Sure it's nearly Christmas .

Most of the primary ones will have Elf , the Grinch on repeat for the next three weeks .

Secondary ones have will a week of Christmas "mocks" where they get a handy wee day off and then they will hit the Christmas Netflix section.

Surprised if any of them made 1000 hours a year.
GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2023
November 25, 2023, 09:11:37 PM
It's very strange that the Jack McCarron transfer does not seem to getting anything like the same negative publicity when you compare it to what Crokes and Walsh got .

In fact it's hardly been mentioned.
GAA Discussion / Re: Best score ever?
November 16, 2023, 01:09:58 PM
Most Fermanagh people will say it was Tom Brewster's point in 04.

But for me it was Raymie Gallagher's goal against Cavan in the Ulster championship.

One of the best pure strikes I have ever witnessed.

GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club SFC 2023
October 30, 2023, 07:49:13 AM
Tyrone clubs now have no excuses.
I think they are the last remaining county  that does straight knockout in Ulster
That means you only need to win 4 games to win Tyrone.
That will be the lowest amount of games that any team in Ulster has played to win their club championship this year
GAA Discussion / Re: Ulster Club IFC/JFC 2023
October 19, 2023, 07:59:54 PM
Lisnaskea have won the Junior championship in Fermanagh.

They won the All Ireland intermediate club title in 2011
General discussion / Re: glastonbury
June 25, 2023, 11:10:44 PM
Lucky enough to see Elton a decade ago
He's still got it and he keeps it simple
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on June 19, 2023, 08:17:47 PM
Supporters at the game in Croke won't give a stuff who's playing on RTE, same as supporters at other games around the country that happen to be on at the same time.

At this time of the year, the business end of the year, it's impossible to suit everyone

I agree completely Milltown but how hard is it to schedule games so that they don't clash .
Shows where the priorities are and how they were going to push the competition, market it properly ,etc was just a load of dung
Quote from: SHEEDY on June 19, 2023, 05:33:32 PM
Quote from: Blowitupref on June 19, 2023, 03:59:06 PM
Sunday June 25

Tailteann Cup Semi-Finals

Antrim v Meath, Croke Park, 2pm, RTE 2

Down v Laois, Croke Park, 4pm, RTE 2
let's promote the Tailteann cup by putting probably the biggest game of the weekend on live tv bang in the middle of the 2 games, Mayo v Galway on rte1 at 3pm

Why would this surprise anyone ?
This is going the exact same way as the hurling .
Guaranteed in another year or so there will be a push for three tiers.

They just want this played and out of the way in as quick a time as possible.
Quote from: johnnycool on June 13, 2023, 07:01:03 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on June 13, 2023, 04:07:09 PM
I would have said privatising the NHS was the end goal rather than bumping people off tbh...

Everything is just about making money for their own pockets when it comes to the UK government. If it has side effects of bumping people off so be it.

They've built a whole new block to the Ulster Hospital and it's plain as day it's been built with private medical care in mind.

They built a whole new hospital in Enniskillen and it's been as clear as day it was built with private medical care in mind
That was absolutely awful stuff and we got exactly what we deserved.

Fair play to Laois

Quote from: Cunny Funt on June 06, 2023, 04:47:55 PM
They have the four Tailteann Preliminary Quarter-Final clashing on Saturday with the four Minor All Ireland Quarter finals.  How hard would it be to schedule half of the games on Sunday?

Attendances are dictating how this competition is being treated.
As expected it is not being given the exposure it requires to flourish and is all ready in serious difficulty
Fair play to Antrim

Fermanagh just can't stop conceding soft goals.
Been our issue all year and it's getting worse
That was very poor from Fermanagh
Cruising for most of the game .
Had a goal disallowed for a square ball , then gave away a penalty and had out keeper back carded .