andyrm - Member
I'd say that if a recruiter is still in a job, as it's a commission based and performance driven role, he MUST be competent. He may upset you, not make you feel special and maybe not even find you a job, but he must be finding people jobs and generating fees or else he'd be sacked quick sharp.
As thisisnotaspoon says above, this is really only a case of the incoherent selling to the incompetent. A marriage made in heaven.
El Vino - Member
If incompetence is the rule in teaching I must be very very lucky, three school aged kids and only of them has had what could be called a poor teacher for 1 year. I have however seen 3 very poor deputy heads. Dep Head seems to be schools version of the Dilbert Principle
I'll second that. Two primary age kids in a relatively inner city school and all their teachers (bar one) have been great. The management (and the Deputy Heads in particular) have been shocking. Many great teachers out there, but a lot of them seem to go school/university/school. As a result they have no real understanding of the world outside of education and become institutionalised very quickly.
Years ago, played as a ringer in end of year footie match at teacher mate's school. School leavers v masters. Was akin to Monty Python, teachers fouling left, right and centre, referee (teacher) biased beyond belief. Even then teachers required a highly dubious penalty to sneak it 4-3. Afterwards I was told that next year's school discipline depended on the result (very rough inner London comp). If the teachers lost it didn't bear thinking about...