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The Epic Tale of Ivanhoe the Cat

May 11, 2006

I love this story from DIY Planner. It’s short, but pretty funny.

The Epic Tale of Ivanhoe the Cat:

Submitted by dougj on Mon, 2006-04-24 17:53.

Fresh out of university a decade or so ago, I was fresh-faced and eager to explore the seemingly limitless opportunities afforded to me through my career choice as a high school English teacher. Unfortunately, I soon learned that such jobs were exceedingly rare in my province (even more so nowadays), and so it was with a great sense of surprise that I landed a half-time position in a community about an hour outside of town. Of course, I seized upon the opportunity, but found myself in dire straights immediately. I was now expected to find lodgings I could afford, which worked out to a mere three hundred a month after a minimal grocery and utility budget was extracted from my meagre paycheque.

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  1. Unknown
    May 12, 2006 at 12:23 am

    Such jobs aren’t rare in my province, though salaries are a lot lower than they used to be.  One would expect the employer to help find lodgings and the rent would only be around 40% of the salary.
     
    On the other hand, if English is being taught directly by the cat, one would expect the salary to be somewhat higher.

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