Sick of staffroom
or "eBay for Beginners". They'll find somewhere to go. Nothing wrong with the skills emphasis or employers having a greater say! That's today, so just deal with it. My dilemma, what really hacks me off, is this is all anyone talks about anymore. The staffroom is awash with Lutheran-like protestors all looking for a door to hammer their list of grievances to.
It's a relief just to get back into the classroom and deal with the present; the education of minds young and old. OK, just young!
Your complaint is noted and yes, I too get a little overwhelmed by present issues. Rightly or wrongly, much is expected from FE. That makes people nervous, anxious, defensive, aggressive and discursive. I could go on but I sense all that you want is to talk about Chelsea's defence or Celebrity Love Island. Here's some advice. Go for a walk at lunchtimes or create an "issue free zone" in the staffroom. Colleagues unable to comply will be forced to make a donation to an appropriate charity, or be tipped out the window.
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