Is there anyone who likes their teaching job?
I know there are going to be some people who get upset no
matter what I say, but here goes anyway. I have wanted to
teach since I was sixteen years old and started tutoring
high school students. I ended up majoring in science at
university and got high paying lab jobs, instead of
teaching. I am now going back to school (at night) to
finally teach. The only messages I seem to be hearing from teachers, on
this board and others is how much they hate their job. I
spoke about this phenomenon to the local school district
hiring manager (and this is the point that is going to
upset people) and he told me, "since most teachers haven't
held another job, they don't know what it is like in the
real world and think they are working too much". Before I
get really flamed, I should mention that I work 50+ hours
a week, 6 days a week at my lab job. I make twice as much
as the average teacher, but I also never see my kids and
would love to have summers off.
So, please someone tell me that they like their job. I am
really getting discourage at all the whiners and really
rude people on this (and other) boards.
Please don't make any rude comments, just plain honest
answers. If you are upset by my posting, I am sorry.