I did learn that if I had a permanent position, I'd be getting a slightly higher payment because of my English Honours. I learnt this at the same moment that I learnt I won't be getting a permanent position this next year, because they would all have been filled by now, so I'm waiting on DECS to assign me contract work. If this happens at all. Delightful. One way of 'maximising my chances of employment' would have been to be a Maths and Science Secondary School teacher - as opposed to a Junior Primary/Primary School teacher - well, I can hardly help that can I? They're constantly saying in the media that there is a shortage of teachers - both rural and metropolitan. This is because they're not hiring any.
Yeah. The whole day has simply made me completely rantastic and doubtful that I will gain any teaching employment in the forseeable future. What's the point of doing several years worth of University if you're not guaranteed work at the end of it? Bah and humbug.