“Please help! I’m a high school teacher,” was the inscription written on the cardboard box that a Momentum MP took a photo of at Deák Square in Budapest.
According to Márton Tompos of Momentum, he had a conversation with the soliciting teacher, who although he would like to continue working in his profession, is also considering a second job:
I must admit: I don’t cry, even at funerals, I’m not the type. But to see a young teacher begging on Deák Square, smiling and saying that of course, he’ll keep on doing it, but he’s thinking about a second job, because there’s no other way. A large part of the teaching staff do the same, because there is no other way: they work part-time. They need the money. But for those who work until 9pm, there are a lot of children growing up without a father/mother. Now, that was hard to get through without tears,”
Tompos wrote in a comment under his post on Facebook.
The photo has received dozens of comments. Some called it a tabloid lie, to which Tompos reacted by saying: “It’s not fake, we met on Deák Square. He introduced himself and I checked his school’s website to see if he really teaches there. In a way, I would have been happy if it had been a fake. It wasn’t.”
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