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Name – Anindita Dasgupta
Profession – Administration
Designation – Centre Coordinator
Organisation – Kidzee
Age – 42
City – Kolkata
Work Experience (Years) – 10
Under-Graduation – B.A. in English, TDB College, Ranigunj
Post-Graduation – M.A. in English, Netaji Subhash Open University
Professional Qualification – Primary and pre-primary teacher’s training
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I started my career after completing MA. Firstly, I joined the G.B. Memorial Institution in 2007 as an assistant teacher. I was permitted to teach students to class 9. I had total job satisfaction but I was compelled to leave my job as my workplace was far away from my residence. Next, I joined Kidzee Pre-primary and Primary School. I have the responsibility of the entire school as the center-coordinator. I am totally satisfied with my job and it completely suits my passion. Also I enjoy my job and hope to continue this until the end of my career.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as the center coordinator.
As I am the center coordinator, I do have a number of job responsibilities every day, starting from managing committee and finance, I have to look after the well being of the students, maintain a healthy environment within the school premises. I even have to supervise the teachers and parental counseling for speech impaired babies or autistic babies form a very important part in my day to day responsibilities. Besides, as it is a school for kiddies paying attention to each of them equally is very important.
Average Income in this Profession in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
Graduation and Post Graduation in any stream
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
As it should be
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success of this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful to be a Center Coordinator?
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful Center Coordinator?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on facts and details and apply past experiences to come up with practical solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer to seek new experiences and create new things
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be just and fair and not try to make everyone happy
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
I enjoy being with such small children. It is refreshing to my mind. My behavior and love for the children attract them to me.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to become a Center Coordinator?
To be honest, my profession earns a lot of self-respect from the society and known circle as well. Job stability and economic independence in women can easily be fetched if one enters into this field. The mind is always refreshed and rejuvenated as one is always surrounded by children and you cannot get angry at them looking at their innocence. Working hours and days in minimum than compared to any other profession and thus can be the best profession for women.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career as Center Coordinator?
Definitely, negatives are associated with my profession, without negativity nothing can stand out. Educational qualification can demand a better career but if one enjoys being in the presence of students, it can be very enjoyable. Family expectations may not be fulfilled to some extent. Rumors spread by media in some cases may bring down the image of the school as well as the teachers involved.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Neutral
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of your profession as Center Coordinator
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Maybe Easy for Few
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
I would have gone for banking as it provides job stability to a greater extent and financially makes one more stable.