Re: Is there anyone who likes their teaching job?
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.