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GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
March 02, 2024, 11:41:44 AM
Fermanagh V Armagh is off today.
GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
March 01, 2024, 08:25:37 PM
Would think it will be moved to the following weekend
GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
March 01, 2024, 06:10:52 PM
Fermanagh V Armagh pitch inspection tomorrow at midday.

I would be very surprised if this match goes ahead with the amount of snow that has fallen .

General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
February 29, 2024, 06:06:33 PM

St Paddy's day holiday and then the Easter break.

Then they will let the exam pupils out on "study" leave in May and before long you will have June and then they get the paid 8 week vacation.

GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
February 25, 2024, 03:43:02 PM
Fermanagh beat by a point.
Nobody to blame but themselves .
Were leading the whole game until injury time.
GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
February 21, 2024, 09:15:56 PM
Fermanagh bringing Cork to Edenery.
They played all there division 3 home games there last year and were unbeaten.
Down management were big fans of the place .

GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
February 17, 2024, 04:38:14 PM
That was not good .
Massive game now against Cork next weekend
GAA Discussion / Re: Division 2 2024
February 03, 2024, 07:40:06 PM
Fermanagh 2-10
Kildare 0-12

In truth we should have won by more.
GAA Discussion / Re: McKenna Cup 2024
January 07, 2024, 03:06:28 PM
Good win for Fermanagh today
Should have won by alot more .
Missed a lot but encouraging signs.

GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
December 31, 2023, 03:08:24 PM
Declan Bonner new Erne Gaels manager.
Probably the most high profile club manager in Fermanagh in my memory
GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
November 30, 2023, 10:31:20 PM
GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
November 30, 2023, 10:10:55 PM
Sounds like he may be done.
Has carried Fermanagh from a scoring point of view for over a decade.
An outrageous talent who always played the game with a smile on his face .
General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
November 28, 2023, 07:29:56 PM
Quote from: Champion The Wonder Horse on November 28, 2023, 06:30:02 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.