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10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 5:06:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
pros: casual attire, it's done outdoors, good exercise, flexible schedule outside of soccer season. a good set of kids to work with.

cons: not good if it gets hot. i had to cancel practice because it was over 100 degrees one day, and even though hydration was readily available, it wasn't worth heat stroke. dealing with parents of kids can be tough too.
10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 5:15:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
I can't say anything about it the location/my room because I don't know yet

Pros
The kids are amazing
Seeing lightbulb moments in action
Encouraging passion for leaning snd molding little people
They love you and you get to be there for them- very rewarding
Here we have a lot of flexibility in how/what we teach- not everyone has that
Pension/benefits
I get to decorate my own space
I will have a lot of support people and work with likeminded individuals
Mostly people don't hover over you

Cons
If you don't have the passion you will hate it
Long work hours/work at home
People underestimate what you do and say dumb things
$$$ spent that you aren't reimbursed for
Report cards
Sometimes dealing with parents is hard
Seeing kids with trauma
Government support/funding is lacking. We have to strike every five years or so to get proper classroom size and compos
10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 5:29:19 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pros: freedom
Cons: money.
10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 8:22:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pro:I'm totally in charge and do whatever I want.
Con: My hubby is gone twelve and a half hours a day toiling for us.
10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 8:28:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pros:
I love the people I work with
I can dick around on the computer a lot.
Casual wear.

Cons:
Few customers understand how screenprinting works
Customers who call in usually ask questions that can be answered online.
I don't get paid enough.
I could probably do my managers job better than she does it.
10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 9:56:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Is that a new job, cra-z?
10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 10:09:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've been here for a year now
10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 11:10:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pros: casual attire. Flexible around school. Great coworkers. Pretty free reign on internet so long as work's being done.

Cons: I'm not passionate about the job, but I'm realistic. Can be a little monotonous sometimes. We cater to the rich guys even when it's not fair. People under me as a whole are fairly temporary, bc no one wants this as a forever job.

It's not bad though. I get good pto AND sick pay.
10 days ago - Saturday 8/12/17 - 11:27:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pros: At this point, I like all of my coworkers in my office. I've been there almost 10 years and everyone likes me, as far as I know. I've never been denied any time off I've requested. We joke around a lot and the atmosphere is generally just pretty good.

Cons: They hired that crackhead that one time and he worked there for 4 months. The CEO is a psycho and is one of the worst businessmen I've come across and has damaged the company pretty badly financially. The people on the BOD should have ousted the jackass CEO because he's really that terrible at it. There is so much stupid sh*t, ain't nobody got time for that.
10 days ago - Sunday 8/13/17 - 12:47:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pros: it pays

Cons: every single other thing.
10 days ago - Sunday 8/13/17 - 2:03:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pros:
Good hours
Challenging jobs
The company loves me
Long Service leave
Share program
Good retirement plan

Cons:
the move to running on casual staff..very few stayers and few experienced motivated staff..
one of the managers is a sexist wanker..
being on your feet all day, along with lots of ladders and stairs..my knees hate it.


10 days ago - Sunday 8/13/17 - 3:53:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pro:
Casual wear
Fun, creative, talented people
Flexible hours
Good salary
Encouraged to innovate
Genuinely listened to by senior colleagues
Great perks
Nice location
Good stress, buzzy atmosphere

Cons:
Strrrrrrrrrressssss (the bad kind)
Office politics
Lots of big egos and fragile mentalities
10 days ago - Sunday 8/13/17 - 4:25:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pros:
Periods of being incredibly busy and incredibly slow, keeps it interesting and gives time for both working hard and f*cking around
In the education sector, so in keeping with future goals/plans
Internet is mostly accessible when there's no work to be done
Casual wear
Relatively challenging (when busy)
I'm good at it
The people I work with all have a good sense of humor and there's no drama
Location is close to where I live

Cons:
Internet access is going to become more restricted very soon.
For the amount of knowledge I'm expected to have, don't get paid nearly enough
Breakroom is often a mess
Bathrooms are often a gross mess
10 days ago - Sunday 8/13/17 - 9:42:55 AM EST (GMT-5)
Pros:
Bank holidays
Lots of PTO
Fairly flexible PTO-requests (previous jobs it's been like pulling teeth to get a damn day off)
They try to add in fun stuff (like the annual BBQ competition; team builders, etc.)
Fairly flexible online policy (no, I can't get to YouThink or Facebook, but I can endlessly shop Amazon and no one blinks an eye - mostly cuz most of the guys have a screen dedicated to sports)

Cons:
I have 5 bosses - 2 of which are pretty much going to get punched one day if they don't stop micromanaging me.
I don't feel like I really fit in because what I do isn't the same as what everyone else does.
I kinda hate my office chair.
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 1:24:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pros:
I love most of my co-workers
Decent pay and benefits
I can wear whatever I want
I'm given freedom to make decisions and purchases
I can work pretty much whenever as long as it's 40 hours per week
My boss is awesome
I can call in sick/take off whenever I need it
I love what I do
Paid holidays, a paid week off over Spring Break, and two paid weeks off over Christmas and I still get a poo ton of sick and vacation time.

Cons:
I'm basically on call 24/7....my office phone rings to my cell phone when I'm not here
The position is still so new that I don't have an official "title" yet
Also because of above, my position isn't respected by some
I'm 100% dependent on my computer/internet/technology and when something stops working, that sucks...like right now I can't play videos and I need to to do my job.

7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 6:33:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pro
Government job

Con
Government job
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 9:20:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
Pros:
Stable job
Interesting variety of tasks
Nice colleagues
Regular free cake

Cons:
Customers! Stupid effing customers who want things to be cheap, but also fast and secure. They want you to let rules slide for them, but heaven forbid you let the rules slide for someone else!
Also, occasional 6.30am starts..
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 9:57:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
major pro rn: gonna be a supervisor, and my direct manager is going to be my old manager that originally quit last year and i ADORE him. so. hopefully it all stays a pro
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 10:13:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hey lucky star, do you ever get annoyed by the parents and if so, what kind of parent annoys you?

Can a parent ask too many questions / be a bother?
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 10:16:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
My "job" has been so tough the last year, but it's getting easier.
I'm going to be taking some college courses next year when one kid is in full time school. To be a lactation consultant or early childhood education.
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 10:51:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 8/15/17 - 10:13:16 PM petitefleur wrote:
Hey lucky star, do you ever get annoyed by the parents and if so, what kind of parent annoys you? Can a parent ask too many questions / be a bother?

Yes lol

I think as long as the questions are earnest and coming from a place of wanting to help/work to the benefit of the child the number wouldn't bother me. I want to help parents understand anything they are not sure of.

The only questions that I think of that annoy me are ones that are super aggressive/accusatory or if they are something that I/the school has sent home info about multiple times and parents just didn't read/were too lazy to look up because aghhhhh.
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 11:09:21 PM EST (GMT-5)
There are parents on my kid's preschool Facebook that don't even read the full status and ask questions that are clearly answered in the status they're responding to.
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 11:11:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hope you go early childhood education, petite. I suspect you'd be as good at it as lucky.
7 days ago - Tuesday 8/15/17 - 11:19:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think I'd love it! kind of have to have a passion because the pay isn't going to be good. I'd love the schedule and the kids.
7 days ago - Wednesday 8/16/17 - 12:03:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Tuesday 8/15/17 - 11:09:21 PM petitefleur wrote:
There are parents on my kid's preschool Facebook that don't even read the full status and ask questions that are clearly answered in the status they're responding to.

That drives me nuts

And also makes me paranoid if I get a lot of silly questions after I send something home.. like was I not clear? But no, I was clear, people just don't read.

I think you would be great at either petite, do what you are passionate about. But yeah the pay for ece sucks. Would you be interested in running our own home daycare or preschool?

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