I Just Bailed. It Just Wasn't Meant to Last Forever

by Barry
(USA)

Teaching is not a delivery system

Teaching is not a delivery system

Based off of my personality, I bailed out of the industry. I was a JET and while most of my experience was positive, there were some things I simply did not enjoy about English education in Japan as a whole.

The glass ceiling was also a major deterrent from continuing this as an actual career I have a degree in computer science, so it wasn't meant to last forever, but I also have experience as a public speaker.

The problem wasn't with performing my job, I can easily create a lesson and execute it without issue. The bureaucracy of the industry was not what I had envisioned when I signed on the dotted line. Though, if my experience had been slightly better, maybe I would have continued teaching for good. Personally, I just needed to get out.

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My Japan Experience : I Just Wanted to Bail
by: John

Hi Barry,

Thanks for the comment on your Japan experience. It's quite valuable to other visitors as many have no such valuable skill to fall back on in case it hits the fan.

You are definitely right about the glass ceiling thing. I personally think it would be a good idea for big eikaiwa and ALT related companies to give out complimentary neck braces to new recruits so they don't break their necks when they hit the glass ceiling or at least realize there is one.

Well the good thing is that you got into the JET Programme and hopefully made some good bank while you taught. A little extra cash never hurts.

Yeah the bureaucracy can drive a person a bit batty especially when you can see the radical waste of potential.

Well you got out without locking up a ton of time and emerged wiser as a result of the experience. So you did well.

Thanks again for the comment.

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