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Started by WibbleAgain on Mar 13, 2018 8:43:17 PM
Looking for a way to escape Brexit and work abroad? Tutoring super rich kids can earn you £180,000 p.a.

I'm assuming most of you earn less than that atm.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/mar/13/
some-families-too-shady-tutors-of-ultra-rich


Come on, you know you'd love the money and jet around with your pupil. Stick it for 10 years and you can retire...

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mingmong - 13 Mar 2018 20:54:19 (#1 of 31)

God what a dreadful existence. Like being a household eunuch in ancient times. Your entire daily existence being orientated around the personal development of some undeserving and ungrateful little shit whose sole distinction is to have extremely wealthy parents.

You would be despised and you would despise yourself

moto748 - 13 Mar 2018 20:56:05 (#2 of 31)

It'd be enough to make you want to break out the polonium...

WibbleAgain - 13 Mar 2018 20:58:13 (#3 of 31)

Beggars can't be chooser. Or something.

mingmong - 13 Mar 2018 21:03:22 (#4 of 31)

It would suit someone like my old mucker PostmodernToss

In fact, as I've suggested before, a private school teacher is little more than a low-rent private tutor. If you can cope the former, you'd probably regard the latter as some kind of promotion

breakfast - 13 Mar 2018 21:05:22 (#5 of 31)

I haven't clicked on the link. I am interested in the too shady bit in the url though.

SunkenTreasures - 13 Mar 2018 21:06:21 (#6 of 31)

It's a bit like the plot to the King and I, isn't it?

carterbrandon - 13 Mar 2018 21:09:41 (#7 of 31)

Or Jane Eyre.

rgtstoppedcounting - 13 Mar 2018 21:10:30 (#8 of 31)

At 180k pa I'd retire a lot sooner than 10 years.

WibbleAgain - 13 Mar 2018 21:12:05 (#9 of 31)

You may have to spend quite a bit on booze and drugs to dull the pain, which unfortunately can't be written off for tax purposes.

widenation - 13 Mar 2018 21:25:52 (#10 of 31)

"The tutors [were] sometimes asked at a day’s notice to give PowerPoint presentations on a wall-height projector screen in the yacht’s salon."

You'd have to pay me more than that to use PowerPoint.

SinnerBoy - 14 Mar 2018 09:47:22 (#11 of 31)

My wife's pal is governess to the 6 year old daughter of a Russian oligarch. She's on about a grand a week. There's a nanny, too, on similar wages.

They aren't allowed to leave her alone for one second. Apparently, it's an easy life.

Bed and board included.

FrankieTeardrop - 14 Mar 2018 09:48:27 (#12 of 31)

"You would be despised and you would despise yourself"

I'd just watch my bank balance increase dramatically.

thisonehasalittlehat - 14 Mar 2018 09:50:33 (#13 of 31)

Aristotle did it.

TommyDGNR8 - 14 Mar 2018 09:51:10 (#14 of 31)

Why would you be despised (apart from by the brat in your care)?

I think anyone actively disliking someone just for doing this job really needs to take a long, hard look.

browserbutton - 14 Mar 2018 09:52:30 (#15 of 31)

It sounds like the kind of gig many TEFL teachers dream of landing.

FrankieTeardrop - 14 Mar 2018 09:54:10 (#16 of 31)

"I think anyone actively disliking someone just for doing this job really needs to take a long, hard look."

I've done worse jobs.

WibbleAgain - 14 Mar 2018 10:11:26 (#17 of 31)

#15

It's a lot more than TEFL though. They have to prep these kids to do well in GCSEs and A levels, plus languages. Apparently increasingly there's demand for those who can do all those, plus Mandarin Chinese.

Moschops - 14 Mar 2018 10:14:31 (#18 of 31)

Poor kids. Can't they just teach them shoplifting and how to roll a joint?

browserbutton - 14 Mar 2018 10:22:52 (#19 of 31)

There was a TV programme once about people making big money working as Jeeves-type butlers for feelthy rich plutocrats, kleptocrats and the like.

WibbleAgain - 14 Mar 2018 10:26:02 (#20 of 31)

The demand for domestic employees has been ever increasing since the '90s when the oligarch phenomenon started. They couldn't train butlers fast enough. Plus all those ultimate hotels and resorts for gazillionaires.

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