Tag Archives: work

The job market – friend or foe?

25 Sep

I recently quit my job as a teacher at the school and it’s not because I didn’t like it, but because it wasn’t well paid and I definitely need the money right now. It’s funny how people would think that just because you work at a private school that means you’re better paid… They’re wrong! I guess it’s a bit better than teaching at a public school, but better in this case is simply not good enough. I had a great time working there and definitely learned a lot. The point is that it was never my intention to work as a teacher, it was just a plan B for a while. Now, however, I think it’s about time I find something in my area of expertise – graphic design, arts, etc. The worst part is that I’m sending e-mails, CVs, portfolios EVERY SINGLE DAY, and there’s no reply. Not one! What’s that about? I knew it’s going to be hard, but not that hard… Is it because I’m 21 (a.k.a. very young and presumably “inexperienced”) or is it just because I still haven’t gotten my bachelor’s degree? I don’t know, but isn’t the whole idea someone to give you a chance? Everybody is inexperienced at first, but that’s the thing. How can you get experience if nobody is hiring you because a lack of one? I’m pretty confident about my skills and my portfolio. As a matter of fact, I’m very pleased with my portfolio 🙂 *moment of self-pride* SO, that makes me wonder why nobody is calling…

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Going home…

11 Sep

Tonight I’m flying back home to Bulgaria. I can’t say I’m not excited to see all of my friends and the rest of my family, but I can also say that I’m going to miss my mom, Derrick and Dubai in general… and that one other person as well… I’m kinda upset that things didn’t work out the way I wanted to and I can see that what i want is not what I’m gonna get lol, but… who knows? Maybe in the future… Anyway, I’ve been planning to come work in Dubai for years, but I think now is the right moment, before my mom leaves for America. So, i think I’ll take that opportunity and i’m coming after new year 🙂

I’m a teacher :)

11 May

I’m sitting in the classroom and figured I can let you know something interesting about me 🙂 I am 21 years old and I’m a teacher. xaxa Most people find it weird that I am so young and yet I teach but there’s nothing weird about it, really. I never wanted to be one in the first place, I mean, not that i mind or anything, but this was never a goal for me. It just happened. I was looking for a job, but, of course, a job that can easily fit in my busy schedule as a full-time college student. So, my ex teacher in art 😀 who happens to be my mom’s best friend and who used to leave on the top floor decided to speak with the headmistress of the school where she works in. Did i mention that I graduated from that same school? So, before I knew it I was hired 🙂 There wasn’t even a proper interview but rather just letting me know exactly what position I would be taking. I was surprised they took me so easily but at the same time, not so surprised. I mean, they know what I was like and that I was a really good student and they were the people who taught me everything so…I guess it was normal. So, the first year I started teaching english to preschoolers. They were so cute and so much fun. I used to spend a lot of time with them. This year, however, I teach information tech to the 2,3,4 and 9 graders. The 9 graders are something, I’m telling you. They’re always hitting on me, asking for my number, Facebook and whatnot but I’m used to it by now. 😀 They also flunk school a lot, which is why I have the time to write about this right now because otherwise now I was supposed to have a class with them. Anyway, this job has been a great experience and the perfect job for a full-time student because I don’t work full-time but rather just have a couple of classes a week and that’s it. But I think this will be my last year because next year I have to find myself a job that’s in my field of expertise and that is graphic design (I study Multimedia, graphics and animation at the university) So, that’s it for now. I have a bag full of funny stories of my time as a teacher and I’m going to share some of them with you, but not now. I have to work. Now i have a class with the pre-schoolers. 🙂

This is a picture taken last year with them 🙂 So cute, aren’t they?