CAN'T PAY, WON'T PAY - so ask who's footing the travel bill?
As many teachers will be travelling to interviews in the forthcoming term I pass on the following reminder: that reimbursement of travelling expenses is not always automatic.
I was informed by Leyton Sixth Form College that they would not after all be able to pay the pound;151 which it cost me to travel from the Lake District to London first thing on a Friday morning in order to make their interview.
They told me that their literature did state that they did't pay - but unfortunately, as the interview had been arranged at very short notice over the phone, this pertinent information did not actually get to me until I had finished the interview.
Had I known, of course, that they could not afford to pay
I would not have attended the interview.
And once I knew that Leyton Sixth Form College were not willing to pay I was thankful not to have got a job with such an impoverished organisation.
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