David B wrote:
I'm on the other side of the fence, as both my wife and my daughter are secondary school teachers.
I work in secondary education too (chemistry lab technician). Still had to work most of this week even though the teaching staff didn't. Easter and summer hols are similar and the holiday allowance is pitiful compared with the teachers. Small wonder that I'm firing off job applications to industry and HE left, right & centre.
Not bitter and/or resentful at all - honest, guv....
Technicians and learning assistants have to be the most underpaid and overlooked people in any school. The work they all do is fantastic and the teachers would have a very hard time without them. I know this, as my wife is supposed to have a DT food technician, but the bursar keeps 'forgetting' to advertise for one.
"Try not to punch any clowns"