I am a Professor. I work at Centennial College in the school of Advancement (English and ESL)
Why do you love your job?
I love my academic ESL teaching job with every single cell of my existence. I started teaching ESL at the college level 18 years ago. And, I am going to do it until my very last breath. However, when it comes to the money I make, my job is a DISASTER. During all these years, I have always had other minimum-wage jobs to make ends meet.
What would job security and better working conditions mean to you?
I need a permanent and full time position otherwise, I do not know how my family and I are going to end up.
Tell us about your proudest moment
I feel proud every single time my students look at me in the classroom with a smile or a nod due to the fact that they have learnt something from me.
What are the challenges you face in your work?
I do need some sort of ease of mind regarding my future hours, so that at the end of the semester, I know I will have enough hours per week in the upcoming semester.