accounts

“A perfect money making machine”: Life as a language teacher in Slovenia

management training meme

An account from a German language teacher about working in Slovenia focusing on, in particular, the perils of so-called “freelance” contracts.

Class struggle and mental health: Live to fight another day

Class struggle and mental health: Live to fight another day

The long-awaited and beautifully illustrated pamphlet bringing together accounts from anarchists around the globe about what it means to suffer from mental illness and what we, as individuals and a movement, can do about it.

Clandestine in Chile: The Adventures of Miguel Littín

Cover of Clandestine in Chile

In 1985 Miguel Littin a Chilean exile re-enters Chile posing as a Uruguayan businessmen followed by three European film crews. His plan was to record a documentary about living under the Pinochet Dictatorship in secret. This is his account of what happened.

Warning signs: Life in a London language school

A short, but informative account from a London TEFL teacher about her early experiences in the industry.

Preventable mistakes - Juan Conatz

An account by Juan Conatz of a failed attempt to respond to a firing at work.

My time on the Metro: TEFL teaching in Paris

A short blog reflecting on working as a travelling TEFL teacher in Paris and, in particular, the stress of daily unpaid travel time.

Withered aristocracy #1 - by way of introduction

An introduction to what will hopefully be an intermittent series of musing on life and labor within the New York City building trades and struggles within and against business unionism.

Discussion: anarchist shop experiences - Mike Harris

An article discussing the personal experiences of anarchist organising on-the-job in the New York area in the early 1980s.

Working for a hypocritical business union

An account from a paid staffer of working for the AFL-CIO and dealing with petty management.

Class time: Work, pay, and unpaid labour in language schools

What does it mean to work in the language teaching industry? A follow-on blog from our callout regarding unpaid labour in language schools.