What would you do? Teacher Career Question

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: What would you do?
    Stay! For $10,000 I don't mind the stress! : (9 votes)
    16 %
    Leave! I deserve to have a life! : (46 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mg1363:  Quality of life > bigger paycheck 

    This is the reason I left corporate life to go work for the government. 

    Post # 5
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    13168 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Enjoying your job (and the time you have outside of work) is so much more important than $10,000.

    I’ve taken a way bigger paycut than that to gain the happiness about my job and my life and it is so worth it!

    Post # 6
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    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @mg1363:  and like my husband says…you will be rich in life points! (We have the electronic board game Life, and it gives out life points.)

    Post # 7
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    How is your administration at your current school?  I would probably talk with them first and let them know you feel overwhelmed.  For instance, you could suggest only having 2 performances per year or ask for rehearsal time during the school day.  Make sure they are aware of the amount of time you put in each day.  If your principal does not seem to care, then I would switch schools.  Quality of life does make a HUGE difference!  I used to work at our after-school program and would get home around 7 at night.  I was paid more, but eventually I decided that it wasn’t worth it for the money.

    Good luck with your decision! And congrats on your job offer =)

    Post # 8
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    1174 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    OMG take the pay cut! That new job sounds like a DREAM, that is just unheard of! As a fellow teacher, I am super jealous! 😉 Best of luck.

    Post # 9
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    4867 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    In my eyes the whole point of making more money is to be able to improve your quality of life. So if you can get a better quality of life with the other job, go for it! You can afford the pay cut, so I don’t see why not.

    Post # 10
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    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am also a theatre teacher. I LOVE THEATRE! But the hours, are insane. In the first years, I had the full load – drama club, many shows, trips to plays and out of country dram trip – it was too much and I was burning out. So I actually have a reduced drama load and took on other subjects. It is nice to go home and focus on my life. I would take the paycut…much of the 10k would be eaten in taxes anyway.

    Post # 11
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    980 posts
    Busy bee

    Leaaaave! My SO does school musicals and is always ridiculously stressed when they come around! I wish he would say no because they are so much extra work, but he really loves it. At least it’s only once a year for him. 

    Post # 15
    Hostess
    10891 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @mg1363: The same. I left teaching all together as I wasn’t happy at all, your happiness is more important. 

    Post # 16
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    10384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Can you afford the pay cut? If so, I would take the new job and enjoy having a lot less stress and more free time!

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