There are two aspects to body building (1) The work you put in at the gym and (2) The work you put in out of the gym, (predominantly nutrition). In this article I will talk about the work you put in at the gym. I will talk about the work you put out of the gym and nutrition in another article because this is a whole other topic entirely, that deserves its own article.
A new role is very exciting, with fresh new faces and often a new office. However busy things get, it is vital to create thinking time. Step back and make sure you allocate time to think, whether it is listening to your I-pod, walking or working out in the gym.
Unused sick days might be exchange for a bonus. If you are given X amount of sick days, find out what happens if you don’t use them by the time your contract finishes. The same might be true for unused vacation days. (But I would still encourage you to take a vacation, it’s nice to get away, and you’ll come back refreshed and less stressed.). One thing must be said about vacation days, make sure that they really are vacation days. In some countries, you might be asked to make up holidays. That means that although you will get New Zealand labour hire Day off, the next week you might have to work an extra hour a day to make up for the lost hours.
If the word DOUGHTY was being used in general conversation to describe a brave person at this time it could have been conferred as a surname! I feel the surnames surviving in areas that were of no interest to the Normans, or were too much trouble to gather taxes from, are the most likely to be authentic pre-Norman names. If people had to choose their surnames today I am sure that many would be like the membership names they use on Internet sites! I shudder to contemplate the possibilities – “John Studmuffin” and “Eric Chickmagnet”, or worse!
Housing or a Housing Allowance. If you are offered a place to live, find out what is included. Ask for a specific list of furniture and find out about things such as if you have hot water all the time and whether water or electricity is ever cut. (I’ve lived in a couple of places that cut off the water for half the day.) Don’t expect things such as bath tubs or dishwashers. Both are luxury items in many countries. Most places are too small to have a bathtub and dishwashers Affordable labour use too much electricity.
Number of Different Classes. While most teachers are only concerned with the number of hours they teach, you also need to consider the number of different classes you teach and how often they met. If you have 20 teaching hours and have to teach 10 different classes, it’s very different than having 20 hours and only 3 different classes. Try to get the least number of different classes that you can.
With that being said, you’ll have to remember that money’s not everything. If you manage your money with a budget and are able to supplement your teaching income, then you should do pretty well. Who you work with, potential for professional growth, pay rises and other benefits, such as the ability to travel, are also important. The majority of teachers would rather work in a great teaching environment with ok pay, then at a school with an ok environment and great pay. Remember that a bad environment can cause stress and burn out.
That’s when you join the ranks of the elite, the ones whom are watched in the gym, and do not watch! Just be careful not to become arrogant! No one likes that. You now have a responsibility to help others….and they will ask, be sure to assist.