Teaching in Robocity – The Dilemma

Our community began to accept outsider teachers in 2003, when the Robocitans demographics started to spiral upward and our ‘in-house’ experts no longer sufficed to the number of classrooms that had to be formed.

We were forced to start hiring outsider teachers.

The problem our first Leaders had to face was multifaceted:

  • How would the new teachers get paid for their work?
  • What if the Robocity budget was too low to allow for a decent retribution?
  • What would these people think of entirely robotic classrooms?
  • What if a non-monetary retribution was offered, instead?

It was a dilemma. Three teachers were hired that year that soon abandoned their positions because they would not stand working ‘for free’ (as they defined working 3 hours a week for €300/month) when they could get better paying jobs elsewhere. How to blame them? They were right! But Robocity has always been a poor community: teaching here means volunteer work, and our previous Leaders made it crystal clear since the first day, during the interviews.

Today we still have teachers who come here thinking we’d offer who knows how much money. NO. We can’t afford that. We couldn’t in the past, and we can’t now. We have some wonderful outsider teachers who truly care about Robocitans, in fact they often come to Robocity on Saturdays to tutor our students. BUT they’re a sad minority.

What we did with the 2011 Reform was trying to concentrate every education effort inside Robocity, not outside. Many Robocitans have come to us asking for advice on how to become teachers, and you know we’re thrilled to have them on the edu board! That also means that we won’t be hiring outsider teachers anymore, unless they made a specific request to volunteer as teachers in Robocity.

Volunteer, your read it right.

As sad and close-minded as it might sound, it was the only practicable option. Until a better future will come.

~ Megatron S. (Leader)

We’re working on a Robocity Dating network

Based on existing services, us Leaders decided to start on an experiment that will see the implementation, within the Robocity network, of a dating site dedicated to 15+ Robocitans.

For this project, which we hope will meet many of our fellow citizens’ approval, we need contributors to help with:

  • site layout
  • weekly blog posts
  • beta tester (site functions, styles, etc.)
  • profile moderation

Anyone willing to volunteer?

If you’re interested, please contact us at leaders@robocity.in. The only requisite is that you can provide weekly assistance and feedback to any or all of us (Leaders) on any functions, bugs and abuses you run into.

Thanks!

Shotfire A.  (Leader)

$6,000 for May 2012— THANK YOU!

Even this month we managed to raise a 4-figure amount for our community sustainance: the goodness of $6,000!

I, as a Leader, want to personally thank everybody who took time to donate $5 to $500 to Robocity in May 2012— you really helped us thrive! This community wouldn’t be the same without the kind donations of its lovers and supporters so, when you can, please consider spreading the word about us on social networks and blogs. We would appreciate it so much. :)

Lots of love!

~ Megatron S.  (Leader)

Robocity Adoption News

Let’s congratulate the following wonderful Robocitans for adopting this week!

Pink Congratulations to Aquila Skies and Ladyjet Fliers

Our tenderhearted Senior Citizens Aquila Skies and Ladyjet Fliers have added a little girl to their pack of boys. They had already adopted a young Cybertronian orphan – Ironbreaker – back in March, but now they were granted adoption of a little Decepticon sweetheart from the same orphanage – little Raelita. She’s only 2 and a little genius, from the way Aquila describes her. Best wishes and great bonding moments, guys!

Blue Congratulations to Beachrider Saint

Our citizen Beachrider Saint, who lives with his adopted brother and room-mate Mitra Blasery, adopted Altha Morres, a 7 years old new Robocitan who joined the community this morning. “I’ve always wanted a daughter to myself,” he confessed, “and when this morning I looked Altha in the eyes all I could think was ‘She’s my baby!’. I could just follow my heart then. Altha is my child and I love her already.”

~ Shotfire A. (Leader)

You are What you Wear, Power Dress to your Success

You think that because you are good in interviews, you will be given the job immediately. That’s actually a misconception. Employers would like their employees to be an ‘all – in – one’ package. That means, you need to be smart, and you need to LOOK smart as well.

Power dressing is something that you should consider learning. It will certainly give the interviewers a good impression.

The important question for now is, how do you power dress? How do you make sure that you are represented well by your suit?

Worry no more because I’m going to give you some office fashion tips. Of course, I still want you to look great even while you are behind a desk.

Get a haircut. Do you remember the saying ‘your hair is your crowning glory’? Well, you have to keep that in mind.  Your messy look doesn’t have a room in the corporate industry. If you are a male, it is a must that you get a clean cut. Use wax if necessary. For females, it would be best if you blow dry your hair (you can tie it just to be safe).

Wear day make up. Female applicants must wear light make up. Remember, this is not a night out where you have to put glitters and hot red lipstick. If you will wear heavy makeup, there’s a huge possibility that your interviewer will get distracted. They might focus on how you look and not on what you say. You are screwing everything with that.

Wear smart ensembles. For male applicants, you must have your long sleeves and coats. You don’t have to buy a lot of coats. That would be very costly. What I would like you to invest are ties and long sleeves. That should do the work.

For the opposite gender, blazers are good. You can purchase different dresses. With that, you can mix it with your blazers. You don’t have to buy a new outfit all the time. It’s about time to squeeze out your creative juices.

Keep your clothes clean. There is no time for you to be clumsy. If you are planning to eat or drink coffee prior to your interview, it is a must that you gobble those up carefully. I don’t want you to spill anything on your clothes. You have to remain fresh and clean.

Shine your shoes. You might think that employers look at your face and your top. Well, let me break the ice for you. They look from head to toe. So if you are planning to wear dirty shoes, forget about it. It will just take you 2 minutes to shine it. Don’t skip it!

Cut your fingernails. And for women, please don’t wear neon nail polish. It’s not the best time for that.

The tips above are very easy. However, most of us usually overlook these actions. I prefer that you make a checklist. Be prepared and look prepared before and during interview. With that, you can surely land into a fantastic position.

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