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General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« Last post by manfromdelmonte on Today at 03:02:28 PM »
Ha so says Bomber who was never a teacher!!

The legality of sending a child to school with a recording device, is breaking the law right there,

So only those who have 3/4 months annual leave in the year are entitled to comment on whether it is justified or not?

You'd soon find the real reason people take a career in teaching up if the annual leave entitlements were brought in line with other public sector workers.

Says the person who doesn't understand the idea of 'paid leave' or how teachers are paid.

Teachers are very well paid for their work. Their problem is that their place of employment only opens for 195 days per year.  So, their pay is limited.  They do not have the benefit of being able to work on the 42 days that others in full time employment can avail of.

They are only paid for working 195 days each year plus 28 days paid leave rather than the maximum 237 days ((53x5) - 28) that would be the norm for all other workers in full time employment who also receive 28 days paid leave. 

Up until the 1980s, teachers did not receive payment outside the school year.  Then a government decision was taken that payment should be spread over 12 months and not 10 months to ease and smooth the cash flow in the public sector purse.  This is now the norm for all public sector employees employed for less than 237 days.  So, at that time, teachers accepted a reduction in their monthly salaries because they were still paid for their work but payment was spread over the whole year.

Nowadays, under legislation for all employees, teachers get 28 days of holiday pay like all other public sector employees but this is subsumed into school closures. There was no increase in salary to take account of this change. Only 4 years ago, teachers received this right to the 28 days of paid holiday like every other worker.  A teacher ill for a period that does end before the summer break is entitled like every other worker to take all lost holidays before returning to work but if the period off is followed by the summer break then it is assumed that lost holidays are taken during the summer break.

However, teachers on temporary contracts, where they are paid the daily rate, remain without the right to holiday pay.  They are effectively on a form of zero hours contracts.  They earn the same as their permanent and temporary one year contracted colleagues over the year but are paid more per month, in any month without school closures, because they receive the daily rate = salary/195 rather than having it spread over the whole year.  They are only paid on the days they work and are unemployed outside the 195 days the school is open.

In short, teachers receive no more paid holidays than any other public sector employee, they are just very well paid on the 195 days they work and the statutory 28 days of paid holiday enjoyed by all.


They get paid throughout the year and are off work for 3/4 months of it.

Overpaid and underworked. There's never a shortage of teachers because people get into teaching for the holidays, take the holiday package away and bring it in line with other public sector areas and the amount of people pursuing teaching as a career would drop dramatically.

It then might stop teachers complaining about a lack of hours.

I think you meant underpaid and overworked. If you know nothing about a topic bomber you really shouldn't comment on it. As for people go into teaching for the holidays, wrong again. I never met a teacher who did that. In fact, I know quite a few, including myself, who got out of teaching despite the holidays

No I didn't. I've worked and lived with teachers so I do have my own insights to what they do. You said you never knew a teacher got it in for the holidays. Brilliant, so there should be no objection if teachers were put to working during the school breaks with community based projects.

Teachers live in a bubble. They are overpaid and underworked.

Are you a teacher or married to one?

So you have no first hand experience of teaching do you? Why would they do community based projects? Although I know quite a few who do that kind of work during holidays, running summer camps etc, but why would they? Would you put a doctor onto community based projects during thir time off? A binman? A solicitor? So why a teacher
I will say it again, with first hand experience, unlike you. Teachers are overworked and underpaid

Why would they do community based projects? Because for one quarter of the working year they do nothing. Teachers are like unionists in that they feel a sense of entitlement to perks that others don't have and never will

It's quite simple really. If the very generous holidays that teachers get are not a reason or incentive for people pursuing that career then it shouldn't be a problem scrapping that entitlement and bringing it in line with other, already generous, public sector employment.

Teachers are very defensive about their  3 months holidays. They feel a sense of entitlement to them. Why do they feel they deserve them in contrast with other workers?
I often do two weeks of courses during the summer
I might also help on our GAA summer camp for a week (voluntary)
Some summers I've gone off teaching in the Gaeltacht. the money isn't great but it gives me a chance to put some fheabhas on my Irish which I need all year long.

other summers I've just disappeared on the first day off and not come back until a day or two before the school resumes.
every teacher is different.
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General discussion / Re: Things that make you go What the F**k?
« Last post by mrdeeds on Today at 03:02:24 PM »
North Korea describes Trump as a psycho.
General discussion / Re: Running
« Last post by mrdeeds on Today at 03:01:47 PM »
Anyone ever do the 5km in Kilcock? Hearing it's a great course for PBs.
GAA Discussion / Re: Croke Park - Bags and Shít
« Last post by Lone Shark on Today at 03:01:13 PM »
To be honest it just makes good sense for any venue in the south that's hosting thousands of visitors from another currency area to take that currency. Certainly at Croke Park, it should be do-able very easily - worst case scenario, you take notes only at something like £5=€5.50 and give change in euro. Hardly rocket science, should be easy to do. 

I've no idea if we did it at O'Connor Park when Tyrone came down a few years ago but you'd like to think it should be feasible.

Laois / Re: Qualifiers.
« Last post by Tony on Today at 02:54:45 PM »
A lot of our top players were injured for the real training in wintertime. It's really showing now in championship. We just don't have the endurance that we should have. 8-10 players were out at different times over winter and spring and most of them are starters now. It's not strange that we look like we're lacking in fitness at the latter stages of either half. First 20 mins of half, we're all good as endurance is good enough to go that level. We're struggling a bit in the legs and lungs after that.
Tyrone / Re: Tyrone Club Football and Hurling
« Last post by Archie53 on Today at 02:54:07 PM »
lads, who was referee in Carmen / Clonoe game?

Mark O Neill
General discussion / Re: Teachers get it handy!
« Last post by FermGael on Today at 02:45:02 PM »
Any good DVDs?

Kodi is some job
Antrim / Re: Antrim Football Thread
« Last post by bannside on Today at 02:39:05 PM »
In the past I have been guilty of being openly critical of managers, but in recent years I have tried to be much more balanced  and I'm sure a trawl through my posts will see that I have been mainly supportive of Fitzy during his tenure. And I also recognise the huge personal effort he has put into Antrim Football at minor and u-21 before that.

Am I out of order in offering my opinion that I think it's time for a fresh leadership and back that up by saying if the process is opened up I think there would be genuine interest in the position.
General discussion / Re: Emma Little Pengelly's Community Relations Survey
« Last post by Seany on Today at 02:10:05 PM »
...being creationists, they don't even believe in dinosaurs. 
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