Justin Yap English 91x Mr. King 09/11/07 To Be “Teaching” or Not To Be “Banking” Luis was born and raised in the largest city and state with deep family roots and many friends. Luis decided to go into teaching nine years ago when he was in his sophomore and junior year in high school. Between those years in high school, he was teaching to 10yearold boys in a summer camp program. He taught the boys on crafts and had so much fun that he thought about being a teacher was for him. He went and took classes on how to be a teacher and then became a student teacher. He was assign to be a student teacher in a elementary school in his hometown. After completing his degree and credential work, he allowed his friend of his to talk him into an interview for a large bank called Sunset National. After time, the bank chose him over 15 other candidates due to his excellent academic background. Luis now has to decide whether to work as a teacher or work for the bank. Luis should pick the banking career over the teaching because the salary start would be $38,000 and would have a $3,000 salary raise if promoted to a Commercial Loan Officer while teaching only starts at $29,000 with a slow rising rate. Banking is the best option when it comes to comparing his workload. As a banker, Luis would have less work to do within a day. If he was a teacher, the workload would be more, and he would have more work as it overlaps on the weekend. Luis would also be better off as a banker because it is easier and less stressful. If he was in banking, only
thing he would have to deal with is the customers, supervisors, and coworkers. They are more mature compared to children. Being a teacher would commit dealing with students and they will slow down his workload process as they will continually add more work and ask more questions. Luis would not have to deal with all of that because he is dealing with mature and smarter people. His workload divided among his coworkers, which also reduces his stress. Being a teacher, Luis would be dealing with 2030 kids or more and all of the work would be focus onto him. Luis’ second best point as being a banker would be promotion. As a banker, there will be less competition because there are more of an open availability of becoming a Commercial Loan Officer. If he was a teacher, there would be only limited spots open, but this reduces his chance of getting more money. In banking, there is less years requiring being as a Commercial Loan Officer. In teaching, it would require him more years and more experience if he was promote by working with the school and school district. More teachers are looking forward to be promoting as they get a higher salary. Overall, there are more teachers and less chance of promotion, as there is only a very limited amount of spots open. Banking, there are less number of bankers as there are higher positions available, which would increase his salary raise. Luis’ third beneficial point would be money. If he were to choose banking, he would have a better starting salary as being a teacher. Banking starting salary is $38,000 while teaching is $29,000. Luis would also have an additional $3,000 salary raise if he were promote as a Commercial Loan officer. If he was to choose to go into the teaching career, his initial salary would be higher than the banking but most teachers would
eventually quit by the time his salary beats a Commercial Loan Officer’s salary. In teaching, his highest salary would be up to $60,000, but teachers would mostly quit before they even reach there because they say it is very stressful and is a hard job to continue. Not also mentioning that the teacher’s salary is slow in rising, Some people do get to the point where the salary beats a Commercial Loan Officer salary, but very few, and also the majority of the teachers would quit by that time. In his banking career, some companies would offer him a salary plus commission and company benefits. The commission would raise his money within a year by a certain percentage depending on the percentage commission allowed. Luis’ worst point would be his work atmosphere. In the banking career, it would be less hectic compared to teaching. He only has to deal with adults and since adults are much older than kids are, they are more matured and smarter. As to comparing in the teaching career, he has to deal with kids all the time. Dealing with kids is always stressful no matter how well behaved they are because the lack of maturity and intelligence. It is more quiet and relaxed in the banking career because in banking, Luis would have to talk in a low tone and there are less people in the bank. It is also calmer and people are busy concentrating on their work. In the teaching career, Luis is more likely to be cluttering due with all the props and supplies needed for the class, which would make his work area more stressful. Having Luis’ workspace cluttered is a hard way of finding things when in need. As for banking, Luis would have his work place all organized for as certain things are in certain places for easy access like kids in the school can get crazy or hyperactive because of the sugar in their system or their type of behavior. This can also make
Luis’ life miserable depending on the way Luis sees it and how he treats it. Luis has his choices by being in the teaching career or in banking. I believe Luis is better off with banking due to number of reasons. He has the skills and maturity to do either one of the careers, but the question is, how long will Luis last? He has to think about the pros and cons of each job career and do his research. One career can be more likely to be more fun than the other can, or the career can be more stressful than the other can. It all depends on how well he thinks he can survive in one of the careers. To conclude this, he is better off in the banking career because there are more opportunities and he is in a less stressful environment, which everyone needs when they get deeper into their career.