Admin: will you post your true feelings and predictions re: covid-19 and schools?

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shopaholic
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Admin: will you post your true feelings and predictions re: covid-19 and schools?

Post by shopaholic »

Could any admin post what they are saying among themselves, but not telling their staff yet? I'm interested in all speculation and any predictions. I know you can't tell your staff anything until it is confirmed because you don't really know for sure yet, but I'm interested in what you actually expect could happen, based on what you know now.

Admin, what are your honest feelings and predictions? Should those of us with new jobs lined up for August plan on being unemployed? Do you think your school will go under? Do you foresee laying off staff you already have? Are you postponing interviews for new hires now, or are you expecting that some of the people you have recently hired for next year will not actually be able to come? If you can give your country or at least region, that would be great.

buffalofan
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Re: Admin: will you post your true feelings and predictions re: covid-19 and schools?

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I like this idea for a thread, but I expect that will you get zero responses here from admin.

At my current school, I am somewhat concerned at this point about a call for "Force Majeure" which would effectively leave teachers with a small payout and unemployed. And if you lose your job now, you are not getting another one anytime soon.

fine dude
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Re: Admin: will you post your true feelings and predictions re: covid-19 and schools?

Post by fine dude »

If you are teaching a high demand subject in a major tier 1 school and the lead teacher or dept head, your job is fairly secure. If you're one of the six English or humanities teachers and relatively inexperienced, you're more probable to get the sack. Eventually it depends on how many expat parents lose their jobs or how many locals go out of business in your city and how empathetic your admin is. Some parents might even consider schools with lower tuition in the short-term. Have a tentative plan for the post-layoff period. Returning home to up-skill or look for a part-time (supply) teaching job. No shame in keeping options open to pay the bills and not eat away the nest egg by simply traveling around the world.
P.S. We're still weighing out all options and looking at our emergency financial resources to evaluate what it takes to sustain the next 12-24 months.

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Post by PsyGuy »

Students have to go to class, there is going to be some shakeup and things will change on the fly, but in the end as the new AY starts kids got to be in classes.
You should alays have a backup plan, but this year even more so, or youre very likely to be at ET.
I dont see many ISs going under and the ones that do wont be noticed.
Theres going to be some staffing losses but for the most part they should b absorbed by not replacing ITs that dont show.
Interviews are still going on but theres a caveat or understanding that theres a degree of tentativeness.

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