When I was working I was a Chemistry tech in a sixth form college. I was good at the job and I know that they're struggling without me. The college is divided into two sites 10 miles apart and my BFF is the Chem tech on the other site. I said I was good but my friend is better. Her knowledge of chemistry is better than mine and she's incredibly well organised. However she's very fed up because she's stuck working with a teacher who continually puts her down and is just plain nasty. She's at the end of her tether and is now ready for a change.
It's the Easter holidays next week and I said I'd go over and we'd brainstorm ideas for a new direction. She's in her 50's so we're not looking for a big career even though she would be capable of so much.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Apr 3, 2017 0:41:41 GMT
Does your friend have the right qualifications to tutor pupils? One of my kids struggled at gcse chemistry and we had a woman come to our house for an hour each week. Looking back I never asked what her qualifications were but got her through a tutoring business.
All these are great ideas. The food industry would be a great field for her. She certainly has the knowledge to get someone through GCSE chemistry and possibly even A level but that work is very seasonal. I'll certainly suggest all of these ideas.
She's such a lovely person and I feel lucky to have her in my life. I really want her to be happy. She's become very fed up with work before but has never had the courage to leave. The one big thing about working at the college that's hard to get past is the holidays. There's no other job where you'd get 13 weeks holiday a year and that's hard to give up. i felt the same way but now looking from the outside I really think the time has come for her to get out. I don't want to push her into something she might regret though. I'll have to be very careful in what I say.