Billions of fires can be set by the light of a single candle,
and its light is multiplied.
A billion people can be enlightened through one teacher,
and his teaching will increase.
-George M. Lamsa-Earlier in the faculty room, one of my co-teachers mentioned about job opportunities in Vietnam. According to her, she learned that teachers in Vietnam are paid an amount equivalent to P30,000. Upon hearing this, another co-teacher of mine asked, "Who would go to Vietnam for just P30,000?" and then turned to me and asked me, "Would you go to Vietnam for that amount?" I simply said, "Why not?" He had that look of disgust. So I said, "I think it depends on what really motivates you. If your motivation is money, you would definitely NOT go. I am motivated by other things and so I don't see anything wrong in going to Vietnam to teach."
Since I started teaching, I noticed that majority of the people I work with teach because they "need the job". Unfortunately, their performance is greatly affected by such attitude. They "beg" for more than 24 units because that would mean more salary and when not given, they would throw tantrums for the rest of the semester. However, for those who are given, I noticed that they can't even be efficient in teaching 18 units. Gosh!
I feel sorry for the students who are short-changed just because their teachers can't deliver the goods efficiently and effectively. Imagine hearing the people you work with saying: "I wish it were Saturday" or "When's the next holiday?" or "I simply can't get my momentum" or "I'll just give them something to work on coz I feel lazy today" or "Are classes suspended?" Imagine them asking you: "Have they entered our salary (in our accounts)?" few days before the actual pay day.
I understand that they NEED the money to sustain their needs and wants. However, they should also consider their students who depend so much on them for learning.
I could get into any job I want. Perhaps, even into high-paying jobs. Maybe, a job that could give me twice or thrice the pay I am given by the University. Or maybe... even more.
But I teach simply because I enjoy what I am doing. I love looking at the curious faces of my students. I find joy in imparting knowledge to my students. I find happiness in learning from my students. I find it rewarding to see them walk up the stage to get their diploma. I find pride in learning that my former students are hired in big companies. For me, no amount would equal that!
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