I know what you guys are up to.
You think I'm that stupid?!
IT'S A TRAP!
A trap for them to tell me I'm fit for work based on education, training and experience.
Yes, I went to university, back in the late 90s and early 00s. Yes, I have a Diploma in Visual Arts, Bachelor in Fine Art, and a Graduate Diploma in Education. And no, I have never actually taught professionally, in a school, with kids, since my teaching rounds in 2001. I know they're going to be all over my teaching diploma like a sunburn on a tourist. So predicable.
They do realise that teaching is a major, full time job, right? Long hours, standing, walking, carrying, the after hours time spent on marking and lesson planning? These are stress things which my body or brain will not withstand any more. I don't even know how I got through my Dip Ed in the first place!
So what if I have three pieces of paper (and a massive HELP debt)? It doesn't mean I can do that stuff now, unless they can find me a work from home, paid artist job with variable hours. No? Thought not. Would I have been better off applying for the Total Disablement Cover not being educated? Maybe. The other thing that makes me laugh is that they don't realise my teaching accreditation has lapsed, my Dip Ed course doesn't exist any more and that the curriculum has changed since 2001. The Dip of Visual Arts and the Bachelor of Fine Arts are just pretty pieces of paper to me. I never went to uni to get a job. I went for the experience.
Some days, I can't even get out of bed.
Some days, I can't speak.
Some days, I can't walk.
This kind of bullshit is just making my Conversion Disorder symptoms worse, is that what they want? I have already given them all this information, but yet, they want it again?! These guys are worse than WorkCover.
And the bastards didn't even give me a reply paid envelope to return this stupid form! You reckon I can afford a stamp? Idiots.