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Re: Is there anyone who likes their teaching job?
luvin it

    This is only my 5th year of teaching elementary ed, and I
    still get excited to go to work every day. Yes, the cons -
    low pay, a thankless job (from admin and parents alike), and
    the challenge of time management (I'd rather work summers if
    that means I can totally quit at 4:30 everyday). I dread
    Sunday nights (Lesson Plan Eve). I can understand the burn
    out. But if you get in with a school that holds a positive
    attitude, and a dynamite admin, it's contagious! I entered
    teaching later so I had other careers, but I never had a job
    that I loved going to everyday like now. It never gets
    stagnant - there's always room to learn, grow, and refine
    your craft.On 5/03/08, Allison wrote:
    > 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.
    >
    > Allison