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Teaching unions are out of touch...

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MoreW1ne Sat 16-May-20 17:29:52

Why are schools going back before pubs open? I always join my colleagues for a Friday afternoon 3pm trip to the pub, as do most of my teaching friends around the country. The unions should be lobbying the government to open pubs so we can still do this when we expand student numbers. How will we survive otherwise...They need to get their priorities in order.

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GinJeanie Sat 16-May-20 17:32:01


titchy Sat 16-May-20 17:35:45

Most of your friends round the country? Wow the pub must be fucking huge!

Whitewinetonight Sat 16-May-20 17:36:29

I've stuck to the lockdown restrictions and will, but if I'm required to go back to school on 1 June, then I'm more than happy to go on my camping trip in July and share the showers/toilets. I really feel it's a lot less risky.

Mind you, you're very lucky if you can get away at 3pm around here, school hasn't finished here and after there's lots of other things to sort - maybe the pubs will see the teachers coming after 5pm.

Grasspigeons Sat 16-May-20 17:37:17


MoreW1ne Sat 16-May-20 17:38:01

@titchy alas not, I don't have many friends. But a nice sentiment.

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WhyNotMe40 Sat 16-May-20 17:38:57

I think gyms should be opening at the same time as schools - I really want my Zumba class back and I can't see the difference. If it's safe for teenagers to be 15 in a class why not adults?

WhyNotMe40 Sat 16-May-20 17:40:52


MrsLangOnionsMcWeetabix Sat 16-May-20 17:40:53

Just take a hip flask. After home schooling my cherub these past weeks I wouldn’t blame you if you opened it at 9:01am.

PumpkinPie2016 Sat 16-May-20 17:46:45

I just want my hairdresser to open!

The80sweregreat Sat 16-May-20 18:07:33

Hairdressers and my Pilates class ( in a school hall !) would be nice but I've got a long wait.
3pm in a pub?? Be prepared to be flamed 😂 even though you are kidding!

Barbie222 Sat 16-May-20 18:09:35

I will be taking my class to the pub, around 2.45? Parents can pick up from there, and enjoy a good old un-socially distanced pint knee deep at the far. grin

Barbie222 Sat 16-May-20 18:09:56

Or the bar!!!

WhyNotMe40 Sat 16-May-20 18:11:28

Ooh good plan Barbie! Back in the day year 10s would be ordering their own half anyway before or this "think 25" nonsense 🤣 wink

GinJeanie Sat 16-May-20 18:17:11

When I was in the 6th form we'd all go to the pub with our Economics teacher who would then snooze his way through the afternoon lesson 🤪. It was the late 70s!

PastMyBestBeforeDate Sat 16-May-20 18:21:07

Ah fond memories of the science department spending their petty cash on us at the pub before our sixth form leavers do..

WhyNotMe40 Sat 16-May-20 18:28:36

I used to go to the pub at lunchtime with my maths teacher at A level - we used to go to the gay pub so we wouldn't be spotted

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Sat 16-May-20 18:40:38

Friday lunchtime trip to the pub would be better. We did this in the very early years of my teaching career but it soon became verboten. Spoilsports.😂

WhyNotMe40 Sat 16-May-20 18:44:59

I can remember when the lunchtime trip became the Friday after school trip, then no trip sad

SetPhasersTaeMalkie Sat 16-May-20 18:46:02

My experience too. Now it's no trip and has been for years. Sad days.

grafittiartist Sat 16-May-20 18:52:03

Yep- I'm going to struggle without the pool at the gym being open after a day with year nine!!

wonderstuff Sat 16-May-20 18:58:11

I've not done a post work pub trip in years, I don't work Fridays. Fond memories of lunchtime pint.

Unbelievable that we're expected to teach before a trip to the hairdressers.

WhyNotMe40 Sat 16-May-20 19:07:30

Omg yes surely it's against my human rights to demand I deal with a load of teenagers while having 3 months of roots showing?

Appuskidu Sat 16-May-20 19:09:34


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