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ThreeRandomWords Thu 14-Mar-19 19:28:16

Really want to find a job to have my own income and for my own sanity. But I feel I have lost my confidence after so much time out of the workplace and I am battling feelings of defeatism.

I can't go back to my old job as that was in IT and my skills are obsolete now. I have thought about training as a teacher maybe, which is something I have always fancied. I worry that I am too old (48) and too long out of the workplace to be of interest to anyone.

Any advice? Or inspiring stories of people in a similar position?


DonnaDarko Fri 15-Mar-19 20:32:41

*ah I meant you don't have to go back into that specific programming language

lljkk Fri 15-Mar-19 20:35:35

Just saw the bit where OP said she got math with French degree: omg, they'd bite your hand off if you wanted to be a math teacher. The math teachers kind of rule the roost at DC school. The school can't afford to be harsh on them, so they get away with little things like not turning up for P-Eve.

Cyberworrier Fri 15-Mar-19 20:42:20

I don’t think a stint as a dinner lady or even a TA would give the OP understanding of what it is like to be a teacher (having been a TA pre training myself- and with no snobbery meant). Being a dinner lady would show if she likes working with children- but not anything about teaching.
It certainly sounds like the OP has the skill set to be a teacher, potentially able to teach Maths or Languages, but I do recommend looking on Staffroom threads and the numerous discussions there.
Sadly there are reasons teachers are in high demand, I’m sure someone will be along saying more soon along these lines..
Good luck OP in your quest for work!

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