Am going to have to have a rant, as I'm feeling quite fed up. I have applied for a few teaching jobs lately and haven't heard back from most of them. One gave me a phone interview and then hasn't been back in touch, so I obviously haven't made the short list.
I know that is has been debated before but coming over as a teacher is so difficult if you are not keen on temporary relief teaching, or moving to the country for a stint. I am feeling very sorry for myself.
In our first few months here I got quite fed up as the process of registering to be a teacher was quite difficult and lengthy. There also seemed little prospect of work at the end of it. Since then I have been tutoring in schools and felt much more positive, but the idea of going back to the real hardship we faced when first here surviving on one wage again is not thrilling.
I notice that SA have taken teaching off their list as an occupation that they will sponsor you for on SIR visa - about bloody time! It was misleading to ever suggest there was a skills shortage in this area. Amongst the teachers I work with in the state system most think the system of employment in teaching here sucks.
Perhaps I should think about spending a big chunk of our equity on retraining for a new career - would have to pay international fees. I don't know what to do for the best?
Any suggestions welcome - don't worry about suggesting a large glass of wine, am on the case there!;)