Yes, ML is part of your bond
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Hi all, I'm expecting my number one. Just want to ask if maternity leave is considered part of bond period?
I actually have plans to quit, my school leaders and RO are extremely unsympathetic, probably becuz they are all
unmarried spinsters. But I'm worried about finding jobs outside, starting afresh. Nonetheless, I'm really kinda tired of teaching already. Anyone in the same shoes?
Yes, ML is part of your bond
Gee thanks, so glad to know I dont't have to return the bond... Then if we take npl after the bond, is it true that there's a moral obligation to return the number of months that we took?
Yup. If you take NPL within the bond, your bond will end late . Depending on how many months NPL you take. So give birth every year ! And your bond will end very fast!! Haha. That was what I planned initially when I still under bond. Too bad I took 2 years to conceived. By the time I conceived, my bond already over. (@.@)|||
I have a five years bond and it's ending next June, but it happens to be when I'm taking my ml. I actually wanted to quit after my ml in August, need to tender one month in advance right? I also plan to break ml into 2+2 if allowed, plan to look for a new job during ml.... My bond ends June 1 but my ml starts in April, glad that I dont't have to repay it... At least can enjoy the last two mths of bond period...
Babyjuan, are you still a teacher?
Hi, it is uikely that you can break ml into 2+2 unless there's a good reason. At least that was what I was told when I wanted to do that for my second child.
Need to serve one month notice before you quit. I suppose you have taken the amt paid fr connect plan? Then really nothing much to wait for unless you want wait for yr end bonus.
I enjoyed n love teaching myself. But now that my baby is growing so fast, i am considering of taking npl for term 1.... So i can spend at least first 6 mths with her!!! Just watch her sleeping can be such a joy. Cute max!!!
Or tell my ro to lighten my loads... I dont really care about rank n promotion honestly. But I still have bond to clear....
I am taking additional no pay leave after ml so my bond will end later but I do love teaching, so dont intend to quit yet..
Some sch leaders allow to break ml up. Unfortunately my sch cannot so will eat into my hols. My friend's sch is very generous.. She can take sept n oct, then break but nov n dec no need go back sch, then continue ml jan n feb.. If only I could do that! I will be able to save up for 2 more mths!! Now I'm worrying about my one sem npl cos savings very depleted :/
wah! so many teachers here!
I also enjoy teaching. really really luv to interact with the kids and teach them things.2 Sometimes they are the ones who teach me things! I really dont like the extra thingy that comes in our job scope. what committee, admin work and all the other non-teaching related stuff. sigh. if only i can just teach.
felicity, your friend sch so good! i also lugi the dec hol for both my kids. you taking npl to take care of baby? actually i also feel like taking npl to spend time with 2 kids but my hubby doesnt approve. nowadays everything so ex. it's gonna b a little toughwith single income.
Hi all anyone knows if it's all right to quit straight after ml? Or do I have to serve a month's notice after ml to be eligible to quit?
Felicity! you r a teacher too! *wink*
Anyway autumnfall, i think depends on sch leaders. Cos it doesn't make sense if you serve that 1 month notice when sch just started. It's like after you work for a month, then must deploy teachers to take your class? I think you may want to share w them your concern or thought before they plan the deployment.
Anyone considered 3/4 loads or adjunct??
if i m not wrong, after you come back fr ML then you can submit your resignation n stay for 1 month to serve the notice. if you want to go straight after your ML, means you have to resign while on ml n i think you will lose the last month of ml.
if you r on npl then is diff story.
i went to find out diff between all the different schemes cos i really want to take a step back. found that is really depend on how you negogiate with sch leaders. part time n flexi adjunct's workload is subjected to negotiation n you may still need to do departmental work. contract adjunct is more like relief teacher kind as in pay by hourly rate but then is usu long term engagement. i have a colleague who was on 2/3 n she managed to negotiate for only full teaching load with no additional departmental work. so no need set paper! so really depend.
but my sch's part time quota is maxed out so i cant apply. have to wait. most teachers i heard who r on part time say is not worth cos workload still a lot. so many say do contract adjunct the best. then you can go gv tuition outside. more worthwhile. but then contract adjunct means no bonus, no mc etc.....
Ya ... Give n take. At least more flexible. My friend's colleague got 2/3 too. Full teaching. Got to set papers also. But no cca, no committee, no form class!!! So really just teach n do own subject.
Felicity, how many month npl you taking? My hubby is very supportive actually. He wishes me to be stay at home mum. Lol. Full time tuition. But got maid at home already, think i should bring in income. At least cover for myself n maid.
sigh, felicity and MSCK, your hubbies very good. let you take NPL. mine is like dead against and when I whined, he reluctantly said ok but i know he doesn;t like the idea. ok , one thing is i m staying with in laws and both of them can help take care of the kids but I want to spend time with them mah!
i was actually thinking of doing full time tuition and mayb go tuition centre to get some fixed income also. you think is sustainable? my friend once told me she was earning like $4k monthly as a teacher. she calculated that if she wants to be earning the same, she must fetch $7-8K as a tutor to cover the bonus, mc. I know a friend who qiutted and teach in an enrichment centre earning $7k a month excluding bonus and mc and leaves!but really need the luck to be able to find such opportunity.
btw, msck, you cannot accept pm anymore. your inbox is full
Hi... just want to ask, if I tender resignation one month before ml ends, so they still forfeit the one month of ml? Cuz I really intend to quit and find a new job, can't stand teaching already, my school culture sucks too..
autumnfall, that i m not so sure. best is to call moe hr to ask. but come to think of it,ml is your entitlement, they cant take it away fr you. my guess is either they force you to come back one month to serve notice or you compensate them with one month salary should you not want serve notice (think this clause was in our employment contract)
sigh if really need to go back and serve the one month, I will be very Sian... Think I will resort to taking npl and quit after that, I'm not willing to go back to work after ml...
Lol. Cleared inbox.
Sigh. Today i was running errands whole day n attended a birthday party at night. Few hours did not get to see baby n did not get to direct latch her. =( miss her terribly all the time.. dont know how to go back sch to teach.....
I think you need to apply for npl in nov if you wish to take next yr. I asked my admin n tats why they told me. dont know is it a requirement fr moe or my sch but anyway, check the deadline for application of npl. I understand that you can only take 6 month or 1 yr npl. Whether to extend or cut short. Got to go back to Sch admin first. I have a friend who took 2 yr npl to go uk study then she just quitted without coming back to serve notice. So you can try taking npl but then during npl, by right you r not supposed to b employed So best is to find a job which does not gv you cpf during this time.
Oh if I take 6 mths npl, can I just quite before the 6 mths is up? Cuz i just want to take n quit after a month? Keke
actually what r your plans? to find another job immediately or spend some time with baby first? I think best you call MOE HR to clarify. I heard they are very helpful these days.
Helo, i am just thinking if your sch has nursing room?? Cos mine doesn't look like have...
At first we did not have a nursing room. Just a small corner at the counseling room which is dusty n cramped. Then my friend m I made suggestion got s room. Then the sch built partition to make a small nursing room for us as we really have a few nursing mothers. So I would say is really good that we have that.