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Hi. Just a quick note on teaching Religion. It appears to be completely different here than in the UK. Back there you need to have studied Religion as your main teaching area - here you just have to be free that lesson! Perhaps it's not quite that simple but you don't have to have an RE degree to teach it. I am currently teaching an RE class but have no formal training in the subject.
I don't have any MONEY left to set anything up!! And what help exactly is the government going to give me?
I live in a RENTED house, so I can't work from home unless I apply to the landlord to set up a business in his house, and I don't think he's going to fancy a gang of small children putting grubby fingerprints all over his paintwork or demolishing his garden!
PLUS my husband works nights and has to sleep during the day...get the picture? NO CAN DO!
I did ask for help via the forum once again because I was desperate, and thank all those people who have put forward HELPFUL and REALISTIC comments...I am applying to Torrens Transit to drive buses, the RDNS and ARCS as a domestic assistant (cleaner), for all those people who think I am too proud. And I have applied to Bunnings, twice, and got nowhere with them on both occasions, good for you if anyone manages to get a job with them!
But honestly, why the #%*@ should I have to take this step backwards and study piffling little courses just to get some poxy job I don't really want to do? The secondary point to me re-opening my little box of tricks at this moment in time, was not only to try and find work I can actually do NOW, but to re-open the debate on just how difficult it is to find a job out here if you don't have the skills employers want. I'm not a moron, my qualifications bear this out, but they're not the RIGHT qualifications for South Australia, so prospective migrants who may be in a similar position to myself, beware.
I am quite prepared to do any training courses if I think they're going to lead me into finding a job I actually want to do...perhaps the problem is that there AREN'T any jobs here I particularly want to do...I'd just be cheating myself!
There are two schools of people who post on this forum I think - the ones who have supported me, basically to the point of saying 'it's the system that's wrong, why should you have to retrain when you're already an educated person?' and then there are the others whose opinion is that I'm a lazy, unmotivated time waster who should knuckle down, grovel, brown nose and waste my time doing the pathetic little courses equivalent to the BTEC I studied for twenty years ago! That's fine, you can think whatever you like, it's your opinion. But I know what I'm prepared to do and what I'm not prepared to do...maybe I'm having to do everything the hard way because I'm a person of principle, and I know principles aren't going to put food on the table.
But at the end of the day, whatever, I'll still have my self respect, because I haven't sold out and given up on getting a job I actually want to do and that fits my ability and intelligence!
Wow, you are really quite rude. Shaun was offering a constructive idea as have others on this thread and I think that shouting at him like that was out of order. Stamping your foot is not going to get you anywhere, it is certainly not going to get you a job.
I am not saying that your situation is right and that you have to put up or shut up with the situation you have found yourself in as it must be very frustrating, but you can only deal with how things are, not how you want them to be. If you get one of these jobs you have recently applied for (which I hope you do) then you will have the luxury of a bit more time and money to regroup and take your career in the direction you want.
I did say 'NO OFFENCE'. How can one shout on a written forum anyway? My use of the 'screaming in frustration smiley' was just that...venting frustration at people yet again not reading the entire thread. I am quite aware he was only making what he thought was a helpful suggestion.
As for 'stamping my foot', ha! I'm well aware it isn't going to get me anywhere but it sure as hell makes me feel better. Besides, the old timers on this forum are used to it and probably wouldn't expect anything less from me!
Macdonalds are opening up in Aldinga have you thought about applying there?? I know that they offer casual work on a school hours basis.
There are two lasting bequests that we can hope to give our children - one of those is roots: the other is wings!
Sorry but writing in capital letters on a forum is shouting, and saying "no offence" doesn't make it OK to be rude in the first place.
Listen, good luck with the job hunt, seriously, I hope you get something that suits your circumstances.
If you think that was rude you should see what I used to post before I was 'medicated'!!!
Debs, that sort of attitude isn't going to get you anywhere in Australia. Why should we bother giving advice. I know I'm not going to bother reading or replying to your threads any more and I'm sure others feel the same.
Sorry but you know what....i have a degree too and i have 19 years experience in hospitality and yet when i was told i had to have a cert iv to be able to train here then i set out to go get my cert iv - which is way way lower status than a degree!!!!
ive gone backwards, workwise too, because i wanted a job, and a way into industry here. previously i was the training chef for the northwest of england for a huge chain brewery, i was the general manager of a chain of pubs....now im just a chef....am i moaning that because im in a different country i shouldnt have to follow their rules??? nope not me.:daydreaming:
so many people have made suggestions, and most of them made suggestions last time aswell - you have chosen not to listen or take any of the advice offered....the suggestion of voluntary was made last time - i mentioned it too, as that would have given you a foot in the door or at the very least a reference.