KZN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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Completing given tasks at time, going out together as a team, have games or host events, motivate your team when a goal achieve, decorating the office so it gives life
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Amazing workplace

Working at the Department of Education is very helpful because you are able to create an environment which is conducive to all children and help those who are struggling when it comes to learning
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Productive and healthy working environment

I have learned a lot about the working environment, few coporate world aspects, communication and good handling of customers or should I say clients. The workplace culture is very flexible and viaraty. I ejoyed learning new things and applying my theoricl knowlwedge at the company in exchange of their practical knowledge and working with progressive people who want to do better in life and are willing to groom and supervise\ mentoring any kind of person who is willing to learn
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Fullfilling . interactive funny

Day Starts y about 07h00 and fimishes around 14h00. When dealing with school children (High School), you learn patience, empathy (some come from extremely poor homes-without Food and torn clothes, but you have treat them the same those who are energetic-had their breakfast or decent meal. some tomes you have to get them food before the day's lessons. You have to assess their work from the background's perspective.i.e you allow for answers to the questions as informed by their sub-culture-as close as possible to the question -set by an examiner who is clueless about their culture or subculture, This is the most difficult part of Teaching, also your teaching pace is set by the children's understanding NOT the Curriculum, hence you have to Teach them after school times and even on Sartuday if they are in grade 10, 11 or 12, Matric results are are reflection on you as the teacher. No parent expects their child NOT to appear National newspaper in January, even if they never known throught the year whether their Child was ready for the Matric examination or not.This is the hardest part of being a Teacher (High School Teacher) but it is a good Challenge an opportunity to do your best to help the nation and make you indelible mark in the lives and mind of our future Leaders. It is very fulfilling to see them to seem later in life -after university or tertiary education when you see them occupying high position in the world of work and they simply greet you with a smile and say" thank you sacrificing for us"

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Contribution to nation building

Cons

No scope of career growth or Salary advancement even if you up-skill yourself.
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Vibrant working place got to interact with a lot of different people. Enjoyed working as a team with my colleagues.

Check in at work in the morning check the emails prepare for the day. Finish off Yesterday's work if there is any left, users will call in and log calls if it is simple and straight forward I will help them remotely over the phone. I learned a lot such as linking printers, troubleshooting computer problems, Installing computer peripherals. What I enjoyed the most was working as a team with my colleagues and also solving problems. The workplace culture was fun and vibrant and also productive.The Management was great they took care of us very well.The hardest part of the job was when we could not solve the problem on time due to challenges that arose such as new computer software errors.
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Excellent atmospere

Excellent school to work for. Relaxing and nice staff. Diligent management. Loved my job. Principal loving and caring towards staff. Attended many seminars and workshops. Opportunity for hardworking staff

Pros

Free parking

Cons

Long hours
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Great Job Satisfaction

A typical day at work started with a Morning Assembly, followed by Register Period. The whole day is spent with the class teaching them according to the timetable. I learnt to deal effectively with different types of learners and to effectively deal with conflict between learners. My management and co-workers were always helpful, imparting their vast knowledge when needed. The most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction. I gave 100% to make sure that the learners could learn as much as they possibly could from me. It was a pleasure to see the change in them as the year progressed.

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productive

my job involved traveling a lot which was a good experience and i had to deal with a whole of different stakeholders during my traveling experience. i learned to be able to work well under no supervision because i was planning my own work when i embark on the project given by my management. the hardest part was when you are dealing with trade unions who represented their client during a job evaluation process, and that taught me to be strong enough to defend my findings and also to do my job thoroughly before i do my presentation to the management and trade unions as well. as for my colleagues they were very helpful and supportive. we were like a big family with management guiding us to a right direction.

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traveling, hotel sleeping, team building
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Productive

First day standing in front of learners was difficult. I have learned to work with others as a team. Sound leadership, motivation and organizaion skills. Develop capacity wiyhin staff through meetings. The hardest part of the job is to do the work schedules. The enjoyable part of the job is to see learners prospering each and everyday.

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Nutrition

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Long hours
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work environment

staff is friendly working environment is good too, managers take their work seriously there is a divestiture
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Enjoyable

Dealing with 240 different personalities on a daily basis. Having to inspire young minds and to motivate and groom them.
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A stable department to work for

Calm, but challenging work to impart knowledge I learnt that teaching someone enables you to learn more The management varies from level to level Co-workers had a very good team spirit The hardest part of the work is to enable all learners to pass The most enjoyable part of the job is when meeting learners that have already passed matric and you know that you contributed to his success

Pros

Quite a number of holidays

Cons

Sometimes a duty load becomes strenuous
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Productive and fun

It was all about knowing my work and committing to it, meeting deadlines even before the supervisor asks for it. I had very friendly co-workers, they were like brothers and sisters because we did everything together, i.e. cry and laugh together. I learned that each and every person is important, irregardless of the job they do because it adds much value to the organization as a whole. The hardest part of the job was not being able to complete a task because of scarce resources, and the most enjoyable part of it was a greatful smile on the face of a client I have helped, and the pat on the back from my supervisor on a job well done.
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Productive

Interesting and productive day. I have learned to adapt to change and to work with diverse people. Management is supportive and provides a vivid management plan. We work as a team with my co-workers. The hardest part of the job is when with delinquents in the class and learners who are under substance abuse. The most enjoyable part of the job is to achieve a quality 100% pass of my learner.

Pros

no free lunch

Cons

7 hrs per day and 365 days
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