Thursday, December 20, 2007

end of term


I’m being paid peanuts for what I do. There’s a huge part of me that wants to find to a job in education that suitably rewards the contribution made (even though I did appreciate the significant financial sacrifice involved when I decided to retire from architecture to work with young people).
However, last night I spent a lovely evening with a large group of teachers in Bristol who were out celebrating the end of a hard and grueling school term. I spent a lot of the time hugging people who have been very special to me during the course of my “career” in education (this is only my third Christmas!). It made me realise that an enormous part of the enjoyment of the job was actually down to those I work with. Deep down, no matter how frustrated things become, it would take an awful lot to prise me away from these people!
Photo: me, Kate+Rachel at last night’s quiet end-of-term drinks

3 comments:

Gareth Rae said...

I was also out last night with work colleagues. Some of them had cameras which is very worrying as two of them are on facebook!

Gareth Rae said...

I was also out last night with work colleagues. Some of them had cameras which is very worrying as two of them are on facebook!

bigdaddystevieB said...

absolutely... this photo is an extract of two images that have been tagged on my facebook profile - motto: "if you see someone with a camera, it's time to go home"! hugs xx