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Old 05-12-2022, 09:02 PM
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Not new to ranking exercise, but this year coupled with my midlife crisis it hit me really hard. Almost everybody below geo5 was working WAY above their pay grade. We had geo3 internally appointed SHs and AYHs, all jostling for As and Bs. Their work life balance is nonexistent and they are always being chased out by the OSO at 7pm. We have a geo4 HOD holding double portfolio because another HOD ragequit. We have young GEO5 (33yo) straddling 4 committees and 48 periods per week.

What is going on with our system? Why is it a requirement to work two or three grades above your subgrade and why are people being labelled poor team players with bad organisational awareness and being accused of "quiet quitting" if they just do their jobs and nothing more?
I'm one of those young GEO3 who works way above their subgrade. And yes I've no life. My skin has suffered too. It's been so bad since I started teaching, lack of sleep, eat whatever that's fast and convenient and not enough water becos I've no time to go toilet. I hold 3 positions, a CCA IC and sitting in 3 committees, with countless schoolwide events and projects. The GEO5s are telling me I'm too hardworking. I want to be like some of them too. They are basically classroom teachers with one small role.

But how can I slow down when my RO told me I need to do more, he is constantly putting me down. Even told me during work review that becos I didn't do as much as I should, I'm ranked at the bottom of my subgrade. I've been getting straight Bs until I changed to this RO. Now I'm a C+ but I still win awards every year though. While I thanked my HOD for these awards, she is also the one who overworked me. Sometimes I feel as though I need to show her that I'm not so reliable/capable, so she won't ask me to lead and spearhead this and that. So as much as I want to slow down and perform at my subgrade, I can't. How do you say no when your boss throws work at you and at the same time, your RO constantly reminds you at work review that you're not doing enough.

It's confusing and frustrating and I've had enough. I'm getting my very first connect plan payout next year and intend to tender my resignation right after. The amount of hours that I worked, weekdays, weekends and public holidays is ridiculous compared to my uni peers in other sectors.

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Old 06-12-2022, 09:09 AM
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Hi any fajt here can share the timeline of your application?

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Old 06-12-2022, 10:04 AM
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Because not everyone is working equally hard. So those who are willing are picking up the slack for those who arenít.
What about schools where everyone is pretty much meeting the expectations of their subgrade, and SLs have to fight tooth and nail to give no/minimal C-/D grades? Why does there always seem to be slack that needs to be picked up? Is it really slack, or have we normalised working way above your paygrade that nobody even bats an eyelid that a GEO3 is performing a subset of middle management duties.. and even envies his/her position?

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What about schools where everyone is pretty much meeting the expectations of their subgrade, and SLs have to fight tooth and nail to give no/minimal C-/D grades? Why does there always seem to be slack that needs to be picked up? Is it really slack, or have we normalised working way above your paygrade that nobody even bats an eyelid that a GEO3 is performing a subset of middle management duties.. and even envies his/her position?
If everyone is meeting the expectations of their sub grade, when SLs fighting tooth and nail to give no/minimal C-/D is just them doing their job, no?

GEO3 who are performing above their sub grade should indeed be rewarded with better performance grades. And as a result will probably get promoted sooner.

As part of the ranking panel, has the panel been fair in giving out performance grades to the GEO5s who are not meeting expectations? I think thatís the more important question.
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I'm one of those young GEO3 who works way above their subgrade. And yes I've no life. My skin has suffered too. It's been so bad since I started teaching, lack of sleep, eat whatever that's fast and convenient and not enough water becos I've no time to go toilet. I hold 3 positions, a CCA IC and sitting in 3 committees, with countless schoolwide events and projects. The GEO5s are telling me I'm too hardworking. I want to be like some of them too. They are basically classroom teachers with one small role.

But how can I slow down when my RO told me I need to do more, he is constantly putting me down. Even told me during work review that becos I didn't do as much as I should, I'm ranked at the bottom of my subgrade. I've been getting straight Bs until I changed to this RO. Now I'm a C+ but I still win awards every year though. While I thanked my HOD for these awards, she is also the one who overworked me. Sometimes I feel as though I need to show her that I'm not so reliable/capable, so she won't ask me to lead and spearhead this and that. So as much as I want to slow down and perform at my subgrade, I can't. How do you say no when your boss throws work at you and at the same time, your RO constantly reminds you at work review that you're not doing enough.

It's confusing and frustrating and I've had enough. I'm getting my very first connect plan payout next year and intend to tender my resignation right after. The amount of hours that I worked, weekdays, weekends and public holidays is ridiculous compared to my uni peers in other sectors.
Yea good choice. All the best. Hope u learn to pace urself n learn to say No in ur next job.
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Anyone knows when CONNECT plan payout is given? Is it the same time as the dec salary due this Fri?
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I'm one of those young GEO3 who works way above their subgrade. And yes I've no life. My skin has suffered too. It's been so bad since I started teaching, lack of sleep, eat whatever that's fast and convenient and not enough water becos I've no time to go toilet. I hold 3 positions, a CCA IC and sitting in 3 committees, with countless schoolwide events and projects. The GEO5s are telling me I'm too hardworking. I want to be like some of them too. They are basically classroom teachers with one small role.

But how can I slow down when my RO told me I need to do more, he is constantly putting me down. Even told me during work review that becos I didn't do as much as I should, I'm ranked at the bottom of my subgrade. I've been getting straight Bs until I changed to this RO. Now I'm a C+ but I still win awards every year though. While I thanked my HOD for these awards, she is also the one who overworked me. Sometimes I feel as though I need to show her that I'm not so reliable/capable, so she won't ask me to lead and spearhead this and that. So as much as I want to slow down and perform at my subgrade, I can't. How do you say no when your boss throws work at you and at the same time, your RO constantly reminds you at work review that you're not doing enough.

It's confusing and frustrating and I've had enough. I'm getting my very first connect plan payout next year and intend to tender my resignation right after. The amount of hours that I worked, weekdays, weekends and public holidays is ridiculous compared to my uni peers in other sectors.
Hello batch mate! I feel you. I am also a GEO 3 consistently getting C. I am holding coordinatorship, am ICT advocate, am IC of a CCA, level rep, and am also involved in 2 other committees, including cockpit. My IP HOD just told me that I have been identified as a HP teacher and will begin training next year. The school has also decided to put 2 high needs children in my class next year. I am also considering quitting next year after taking connect plan.

Tired.
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identified as a HP teacher
Ah.. the beginning of the end. After a couple of years of having one to two more committee deployments than your peers, extra functional duties that pop up throughout the year, external collaborations, projects and duties, and perhaps even an internal KP appointment, your personal life will suffer, your physical health may suffer, your mental health may suffer, and when you survive.. you find that you are still GEO3.

The grass is literally greener on the other side.
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Hello batch mate! I feel you. I am also a GEO 3 consistently getting C. I am holding coordinatorship, am ICT advocate, am IC of a CCA, level rep, and am also involved in 2 other committees, including cockpit. My IP HOD just told me that I have been identified as a HP teacher and will begin training next year. The school has also decided to put 2 high needs children in my class next year. I am also considering quitting next year after taking connect plan.

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Donít quit if you are offered SH position. KPs are offloaded from many duties and can concentrate on their own portfolio.
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Donít quit if you are offered SH position. KPs are offloaded from many duties and can concentrate on their own portfolio.
GEO3 can only be internally appointed. Means no offloading.
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