I have just finished a 6 month stint at GVO and it really hasnt changed. I taught there 15 yrs ago and then it was ~350 NT / hour and as you all know 500/ hour now when you join.
It is such a negative place most of the time. Unhappy students that do not like the magazine. If you dont do the magazine you are bound to get complained about as there is always one student that does want to do it even though everyone says they dont want to do the magazine.
Some counter girls are so rude it isnt funny. I just went to collect my final wage slip and the counter girl got pissed off as she was trying to get new students to join, fear of losing the commission from the new students made her lose her cool. She told me not to go back
Admittedly some classes can be fun but they are so few and far between, getting the conversation going in each class is usually like trying to get blood out of a stone. My last class was full of bland and passive students which is / was the norm. I will never go back again, the guy who wrote "you are worth so much more" is so right. They really do not give a flying fcuk and all the negativity that seems to be around GVO really makes it such an unpleasant place to work.
Poor pay and passive students.....oh god.
I have been hearing of pissed off teachers at GVO for so many years I wonder how GVO keeps going.