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The Yellow Brick Road has changed colour again

When the brick road changes again in you professional life it impacts on your personal life. As I am told today that I am part of the carnage of the 2.5% of teachers salary cuts for OTEN (TAFE) which will occur every year for the next 4 years; has an unexpected effect on me. As I have never lost a position of employment; I wonder where the road will lead next. I know that I have finished my practicum for my MTeach (Primary), I will be finishing my university studies in October and able to work casually. Is there a job for me? The ideal employment situation is part time, teaching both Primary and Secondary HSC. It seems that this is a "pie in the sky" thought. What about competing with cheaper first year out teachers for positions? Is the lifelong investment into my education going to pay off?

Optimist - I used to be. Hoping for the best - more than likely....

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