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The fuel of the future is coal.
The US is so short of coal workers it's offering salaries of $100,000.
Big coal firms : Xstrata, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto

All known US coal reserves are greater than all the oil and gas in the Middle East put together.
 
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Recently I read that there is a shortage of Math Teachers in USA.
There was an ad in The Hindu(newpaper) given by Vifprogram.
{
As a teacher in the US

-You will get round-trip travel fare, benefits, a competitive salary and full orientation.

Are you eligible?

-You need a minimum of three years of independent teaching experience (Elementary or High School level), in government aided or private/ residential schools.

-You need a valid driver's license, and five years experience driving a four-wheeler.

-You need a university degree, official transcripts and teacher training.

-You need to be fluent in English.
}
Hope people won't convert their JSP experience to teaching Diffrential Equation experience on their resume.
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Working at the coal face appears more lucrative. You'd probably get $20,000 per annum starting work as a teacher. It's ironic.
 
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But one never knows the future of companies in energy sector.Teaching profession will always be there.
 
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Originally posted by Arjun Shastry:
Teaching profession will always be there.



Teachers rarely stay for the long haul. They become programmers which pays slightly better and they get treated with some respect.
 
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
The fuel of the future is coal.
The US is so short of coal workers it's offering salaries of $100,000.
Big coal firms : Xstrata, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto

All known US coal reserves are greater than all the oil and gas in the Middle East put together.



Mine work is inherently dangerous, things like coal gas explosions, black lung, silicosis, cave ins, falls, back injuries, etc. tend to limit the miner's effective career. The work is also often unpleasant, smelly and noisy, no one does it for fun, so it pays better than average.

BTW, I grew up in a hardrock mining town, and you couldn't pay me enough to do it, and hardrock is a lot safer than coal.
 
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:

Teachers rarely stay for the long haul. They become programmers which pays slightly better and they get treated with some respect.



I agree, and I'd rather teach computers than program children.
 
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Arjun Shastry:

Recently I read that there is a shortage of Math Teachers in USA.
There was an ad in The Hindu(newpaper) given by Vifprogram.
{
As a teacher in the US

-You will get round-trip travel fare, benefits, a competitive salary and full orientation.

Are you eligible?

-You need a minimum of three years of independent teaching experience (Elementary or High School level), in government aided or private/ residential schools.

-You need a valid driver's license, and five years experience driving a four-wheeler.

-You need a university degree, official transcripts and teacher training.

-You need to be fluent in English.
}


No need to know math?
 
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. Teachers,atleast in India earn miserably less than people in other industries.Guru(means teacher)teaching Maths definitely be interested in going to USA. . People doing MA in Maths earn as less as Rs 5000 per month.
How much high school teachers in US earn?
 
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:
The fuel of the future is coal.
The US is so short of coal workers it's offering salaries of $100,000.
Big coal firms : Xstrata, BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto

All known US coal reserves are greater than all the oil and gas in the Middle East put together.



I find that hard to believe. West Virgina is known as the Coal capital of U.S yet WV has the highest poverty rate and lowest wages in U.S.

Where did you hear this statement about a shortage. Please provide a link.
 
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Jesse : You could try searching here. http://www.westernmine.com/westernmine/labor.htm#U.S.%20Coal%20Mine%20Salaries,%20Wages%20&%20Benefits%201997

I read a summary of Merryn Somerset Webb's report in The Sunday Times. This is partly driven by the huge demand for coal by China.
 
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I drive through mining country. Miners don't look rich to me. One mine advertised a job for an electrician at about $13.50 an hour. You might see an ad for that job once every three years.

BTW, they want you to teach math in the inner city schools. You won't need differential equations. If they could get their students to understand elementary algebra they would be doing great.

Besides the skills listed above for the job you should be able to live in what is similar to a minimum security prison. The students are the inmates and the teachers are the guards. Skill in martial arts and body armor could be handy.
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Originally posted by Homer Phillips:

Besides the skills listed above for the job you should be able to live in what is similar to a minimum security prison. The students are the inmates and the teachers are the guards.



Wasn't that the other way around?
 
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Originally posted by Homer Phillips:
I drive through mining country.



Are you referring to only West Virginia, Eastern Ohio, or Philadelphia?
 
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Originally posted by Homer Phillips:

BTW, they want you to teach math in the inner city schools. You won't need differential equations. If they could get their students to understand elementary algebra they would be doing great.

Besides the skills listed above for the job you should be able to live in what is similar to a minimum security prison. The students are the inmates and the teachers are the guards. Skill in martial arts and body armor could be handy.

[ October 24, 2004: Message edited by: Homer Phillips ]



Teachers lose tax breaks for class expenses

No materials, no lessons unless the teacher provides. No tax breaks.
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Originally posted by Homer Phillips:

BTW, they want you to teach math in the inner city schools. ... Besides the skills listed above for the job you should be able to live in what is similar to a minimum security prison. The students are the inmates and the teachers are the guards. Skill in martial arts and body armor could be handy.

I drive through mining country. Miners don't look rich to me. One mine advertised a job for an electrician at about $13.50 an hour.



I guess teachers get paid more than that because teaching is more dangerous.
 
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Originally posted by Helen Thomas:

I read a summary of Merryn Somerset Webb's report in The Sunday Times. This is partly driven by the huge demand for coal by China.



The air pollution problem with coal goes far beyond carbon dioxide. Have new technologies solved this recently, or is old-fashioned filthy air still OK in China?
 
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So the original posting was of dubious relation to this forum. By the time I got to it, there had been more postings which were more germane to the forum. I want to remind everyone to try to keep this topic related to jobs.

Jobs, the economy, even talking about jobs in other industries are fair game. Environmental issues, unless related to their impact on IT jobs, are not really appropriate for this forum.

Please post with these guidelines in mind.

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