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To think teachers are actually better off than those in the private sector

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coco44 Mon 30-Sep-13 19:53:33

(Mumsnet Bosses
Please may I rephrase the debate in a more measured way)

LaurieFairyCake Mon 30-Sep-13 19:54:42

Or you could just read the many intelligent threads on this

Instead of starting a shit one

coco44 Mon 30-Sep-13 19:55:07

I recognise my previous debate was inflammatory but would really like to discuss the issues

janey68 Mon 30-Sep-13 19:55:07

Oh dear you really are bored tonight aren't you? Why not fill in few job applications to while away your evening?


NotYoMomma Mon 30-Sep-13 19:55:24

Jesus fucking wept

ILetHimKeep20Quid Mon 30-Sep-13 19:56:04


jacks365 Mon 30-Sep-13 19:56:33

Those I know with degrees working in the private sector all earn over 100k so would be much worse off as teachers.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 30-Sep-13 19:56:54

Your thread title is inane, inflammatory and makes no rational sense.

Why would anyone want to debate such a mind numbingly stupid and judgemental premise?

Fairenuff Mon 30-Sep-13 19:57:17

Help, they're spawning!!!!

Yorkieaddict Mon 30-Sep-13 19:57:38

Is that all teachers, better off than everyone in the Private Sector? Er, no!

coco44 Mon 30-Sep-13 19:57:41

janey Please can you not make this sort of comment.My job is neither here nor there except to say that I have NC ed because I may have clients whose family are teachers

MrsLouisTheroux Mon 30-Sep-13 19:57:52

Teachers terms and conditions are swiftly falling in line with the crappiest, private sector jobs out there and teachers enjoy about the same level of job security.
So, YABU I'm afraid OP.

hettienne Mon 30-Sep-13 19:58:11

Yes, they're better off than (some) private sector workers because they are a strongly unionised profession!

HRHLadyG Mon 30-Sep-13 19:58:16

What is your criteria to measure 'better'? x

echt Mon 30-Sep-13 19:58:33

Is this your better re- phrasing of your point?

Better off in what way(s)?

Who are "those in the private sector", precisely?

Snargaluff Mon 30-Sep-13 19:59:54

Yes, teachers wages are not too bad. I earn about 22000 and have a degree and a masters. I love my job (mostly) and like the break of working home in the holidays and having time to catch up on marking.

Why don't you do it too :-)

coco44 Mon 30-Sep-13 20:00:20

Ok I think public sector employees have a very good pension (at our expense), better job security than most in the private sector, and I don't think it is in the interests of anyone (other than incompetent employees) to not tie pay to performance.
I don't think teaching is a particularly difficult or skilled job.

janey68 Mon 30-Sep-13 20:00:36

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ravenAK Mon 30-Sep-13 20:01:27

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Johnny5needsinput Mon 30-Sep-13 20:01:41

Oh. You again. What was your job again?

thebody Mon 30-Sep-13 20:01:48


HRHLadyG Mon 30-Sep-13 20:01:50

So.....what is your criteria for measuring 'better'? x

MadameLeBean Mon 30-Sep-13 20:01:52

Did the other thread get deleted? Why? It wasn't a personal attack, just a controversial (actually not really in many circles) opinion

echt Mon 30-Sep-13 20:01:55

I can see why you've name changed with that attitude.

LaurieFairyCake Mon 30-Sep-13 20:02:06

Pay is tied to performance

Why do you not know that?

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