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customersruinmylife
05-08-2010, 10:43 AM
So, as some of you may know I am currently trying my best to become a teacher. Unfortunately, I am not on a course at this moment in time, and will not be back at university until 2011. This is because I did not apply for any courses until I was absolutely certain that I wanted to teach, and by the time I had decided, I had missed the deadline.

So for the past few months, I have been volunteering at the school. Going in two days a week, working with the kids, helping the teachers, just so I can make my CV look good when I do eventually apply. I also absolutely love it, and have never cared that I was not earning money doing this.

So I go into school yesterday, and the head (principle) pulls me into her office. The first thing I think is "Oh God, they're getting rid of me!" because each time I saw her in a corridor she would ask "So how much longer are you going to be with us then?"

So we sit down at her desk, and she asks me what my plans are for the next year. I tell her about how I am not going to be in unversity until the latter half of 2011, so I was basically hoping to carry on what I was doing until then. She leaned over and asked me:

"Would you like a job here?"

I stammered a lot, and just blurted out "Yeah!"

They are going to pay me for, well, basically doing the same thing I have been doing over the past few months! She said that everyone in the department speaks very highly of me, and they believed I should be getting some money for what I'm doing.

I now do three days a week rather than two, and the wage is 3 an hour more than what I earn at the pub! And it is about a million times less stressful! I am staying at the school until the end of the school year (July) and then they will review if I can continue for another year after that, but she says that is just a formality and I should have no problems.

I walked out of the office, and I had tears in my eyes. I was just so happy!

However...I am not earning enough money to quit the pub just yet. But I can certainly cut my hours in half!

iradney
05-08-2010, 10:58 AM
Oh that is freaking AWESOME!!! Yay!!!! :D :D :D

Evil Queen
05-08-2010, 11:55 AM
Huzzah! Congrats! :party:

ShadowTiger
05-08-2010, 12:34 PM
Volunteering can really touch the hearts and souls of onlookers, that's for true. Congratulations on your resilience and tenacity! :D

Cookie
05-08-2010, 01:38 PM
Oh my gosh! Sooooo happy for you! I can see why you cried!!!! :)

bainsidhe
05-08-2010, 01:48 PM
I'm so very happy for you! I know you've been stuggling with the pub, so this is such welcome news. Best of luck to you!

Ree
05-08-2010, 03:55 PM
That is awesome! :grats:

blas
05-08-2010, 04:44 PM
I am so happy for you!!!

Imogene
05-08-2010, 05:14 PM
*throws a party for CRML, then calls the police for CR's previous 'customers'*

cinema guy
05-08-2010, 05:26 PM
Hooray!!
Now to find a suitable smiley.

:cheers: erm, maybe not.
:drink: Nope.

Here we go: :highfive:

Exaspera
05-08-2010, 05:37 PM
Wow! Like a dream come true!! How exciting for you! :)

poofy_puff
05-08-2010, 06:31 PM
This is great news! It makes me want to cry for you too, but in a good way!

HorrorFrogPrincess
05-08-2010, 06:48 PM
Your saint-level patience and ability to deal with people both awesome and sucky finally pays off! Yay, karma!

Andara Bledin
05-09-2010, 12:15 AM
Woo-hoo! Congrats!

^-.-^

Pagan
05-09-2010, 12:19 AM
YAY!!

:grats: on both counts!

customersruinmylife
05-09-2010, 12:38 AM
Haha thanks everyone. But remember, my days at the pub are not over yet. But this is certainly a massive step. The head mentioned that something else might pop up for me as time goes on, so I may have a full time postion in a few months!

I just worked a shift at the pub, and I was very hyperactive about it all. So hyperactive that a manager asked if I had been drinking before my shift.

And, the icing on the cake....New Manager left this weekend as well!

HorrorFrogPrincess
05-09-2010, 01:35 AM
And, the icing on the cake....New Manager left this weekend as well!

I hope you get a full-time job at the school! And did you ever do a thread about why NM is leaving?

customersruinmylife
05-09-2010, 07:18 PM
I hope you get a full-time job at the school! And did you ever do a thread about why NM is leaving?

I did mention it in a thread. He left because his wife, who earns more than him, got a job at the other end of the country! So it wasn't the epic exit I was expecting.

Amina516
05-09-2010, 07:59 PM
Congrats!

You deserve it. :p I hope youre able to quit the pub and quickly at that. :p

*crosses fingers for a full time position*

RootedPhoenix
05-09-2010, 11:14 PM
*happydances for this awesome news* Yay!

DeltaSierra
05-10-2010, 12:32 AM
I'm so happy for you!!!! Looking forward to "crazy kids" stories instead of "crazy drunk guys" *grin*

ArcticChicken
05-10-2010, 05:35 AM
Awesome!! <insert happy dance here>

XCashier
05-10-2010, 06:04 AM
They are going to pay me for, well, basically doing the same thing I have been doing over the past few months!...I now do three days a week rather than two, and the wage is 3 an hour more than what I earn at the pub! And it is about a million times less stressful!...However...I am not earning enough money to quit the pub just yet. But I can certainly cut my hours in half!
:grats: on the new job! May it lead to bigger and better things, including getting out of that pub for good! :D

Rapscallion
05-10-2010, 08:01 AM
Proof that good things sometimes go to those who deserve them.

Rapscallion

Der Cute
05-10-2010, 08:20 AM
Woohoo! Good luck and good work :).
*virtual choc chips passed around*

Hugs and kitty bonks

Cutenoob

Damien
05-10-2010, 09:38 AM
Awesome news, CMRL!!!! Sounds like a well desrved recognition!

Food Lady
05-16-2010, 05:44 AM
I'm crying, too! Sooooo happy for you.

Kristev
05-17-2010, 04:31 AM
Congratulations. I feel so happy for you! May you never have to return to that pub unless you wish to dine there.

MaseMan
05-17-2010, 10:51 PM
And, the icing on the cake....New Manager left this weekend as well!

Fired, or did he get transferred?

customersruinmylife
05-18-2010, 12:44 PM
Fired, or did he get transferred?

He simply left. His wife got a job at the other end of the country, and he went with her

jjllbb
05-20-2010, 07:17 AM
I'm so totally happy for you!

customersruinmylife
05-20-2010, 01:26 PM
I am so glad this has happened, because the pub is really starting to drive me crazy. Ever since I told them that I was getting kept on at the school, they have become extremelly petty. I can't even begin to describe it, because every time I do, I get more and more angry and stressed out.

I will just say this. I am not the strongest person in the kitchen. I can do the job, but I'm not excellent at it. Now, whenever I make the slightest mistake, the response I get is "And YOU want to be a teacher?" or "I will never send my children to any school you work at" and they are being deadly serious when they say it.

Null Requiem
05-20-2010, 01:52 PM
That's just uncalled for, really.

You're human, too. You are allowed to make mistakes, just like anyone else.

*sends hugs and such*

lwb
05-20-2010, 09:01 PM
I will just say this. I am not the strongest person in the kitchen. I can do the job, but I'm not excellent at it. Now, whenever I make the slightest mistake, the response I get is "And YOU want to be a teacher?" or "I will never send my children to any school you work at" and they are being deadly serious when they say it.

Yeah, 'cause us teachers never make mistakes at all!

Good for you, CRML, and welcome to the teaching profession. Students are out of their %^$%^$^%$&%^#@# minds :lol::roll:

Damien
05-20-2010, 09:17 PM
Yeah, 'cause us teachers never make mistakes at all!

Good for you, CRML, and welcome to the teaching profession. Students are out of their %^$%^$^%$&%^#@# minds :lol::roll:

So true...lol! From another chalkie - welcome to the awesome madness!

MaseMan
05-20-2010, 09:37 PM
"I will never send my children to any school you work at" and they are being deadly serious when they say it.

"Good, I would never want to teach your hell spawn."

RetailWorkhorse
05-20-2010, 09:50 PM
Now, whenever I make the slightest mistake, the response I get is "And YOU want to be a teacher?" or "I will never send my children to any school you work at" and they are being deadly serious when they say it.

These people ARE aware that when you're in the kitchen you're surrounded by pretty, shiny, SHARP things, right?

"Good, I would never want to teach your hell spawn."

*Claps*

Bravo, Mase, bravo!

mammyewok
05-20-2010, 09:53 PM
congrats....now maybe your customers wont bother you as much...

Null Requiem
05-20-2010, 11:25 PM
I think I have just figured out why they are trying to discourage you from your chosen path.

... they probably figure that if you drop out, you'd stay at the pub.

... and they can't afford to lose the awesome that is you. ;)

Kogarashi
05-21-2010, 02:37 AM
Conga rats!

I think I have just figured out why they are trying to discourage you from your chosen path.

... they probably figure that if you drop out, you'd stay at the pub.

... and they can't afford to lose the awesome that is you. ;)

This. They're jealous, and can't replace you because you're just that awesome.

tropicsgoddess
05-22-2010, 11:50 PM
Congrats, CRML!!! :cheers: :party:

Exaspera
05-23-2010, 01:28 AM
They want you to stay in a miserable place and be as miserable as they are.

Keep on your path. :)

mharbourgirl
05-24-2010, 03:10 PM
Conga rats!

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