PLN 150 per lesson. For the first time, for the second time, and … unemployed
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Principals buy teachers for themselves, university human resources departments are flooded with job offers – even for students without preparation for working with children, and private schools are increasing tuition fees. Although the school year has already begun, in many places there is a feverish struggle to complete the staff.
When in 2017 Pablopavo with the group wukukami released the song “The last day of August”, the singer could not have expected that there will be schools where the song will become a sad anthem of the end of summer. – All Tuesday I kept repeating to myself the first line of this song: “What should I say to myself?” – the director of one of the high schools in Warsaw tells me. – I asked, I was begging. If I could threaten, I would probably threaten. But I had no one. Because I don’t have a physicist, I can only complain to myself, and from next week I will probably listen to the grievances of students and parents – he adds.
On September 1, a joke, no joke, gained popularity in school communities: “The headmaster enters the full staff room and asks: – Well, who likes physics there?”. Not funny? Directors amused, but rather through tears. Because the search for missing teachers – not only science – is slowly starting to look like this.
Marcin works at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Warsaw in Warsaw, he is a lecturer. On August 31, when the director was humming Pablopavo sadly, he wrote on Twitter: “This is the fifth e-mail today.” And underneath, he tossed a message that was sent to him and other faculty members.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, you can see a huge demand for physics teachers, both here and on the Faculty’s website. I am also sending an 11-hour job offer outside Warsaw, between Mszczonów and Skierniewice”. And as if to encourage: “I have the core curriculum, if anyone would like to get acquainted with it”.
Today, to get a job at school, you don’t need to know it. How is this possible? We will describe. But first, let’s take a look at the e-mails that Marcin and his colleagues from the department received in the last days of August.
I will be hiring aaafizyka immediately
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