(Closed) Bees, I need your help :(

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1810 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You’ve only been at it for a month, and yes, I’m sure you are miserable, but give it time. I do recall when I used to teach ballet to 3 year olds all the way up to highschool I tended to get sick more often, but not nearly as much as I did when I very first started to teach. Continue to drink plenty of fluids and get rest! Give your body a chance to adjust to its new germy environment!

Also if teaching is your calling then it is worth it. If you are in it “just because” you will always be miserable whether you are sick or not. I say since you are only a month into it, give it some time.

Post # 4
46590 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You will build up some immunity. I worked for years in the ER and all the new nurses used to be sick all the time. After all, we lifted the children up to sit on the stretchers so they could cough and sneeze right in our face.

There are some particle borne viruses that you breathe in, but the vast majority of  Upper respiratory and gastro infections we get are transferred when we put our hands to our face.

Wash your hands regularly and keep your hands away from your face.

Post # 5
1193 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@sheepandbear:   I just finished my fifth year teaching kindergarten and I will tell you it gets better! First year, sick A LOT! Now, very very rarely. 

Post # 6
596 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

ugh – my first year working in a school was MISERABLE! I was sick ALL the time. I promise, by the end of the year, you’ll have built up immunity and you’ll be much better.

Now, if I’m sick – I’m REALLY sick. I rarely get colds/bugs going around.

Post # 7
4929 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My first few weeks of working at a daycare was MISERABLE. But your body gets used to it after a while. It’s only been a month! 

Post # 8
1348 posts
Bumble bee

After about a year you’ll rarely get sick. I still have a really strong immunity from when I worked at a gym in the kids club. When I get sick I just get a slightly sore throat and the sniffles/sneezes but it usually only lasts a day or two.

Post # 10
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I worked at a school. After my first couple really terrible colds, I went germ/cleanliness crazy. I wouldn’t let the kids touch me, if possible. I NEVER touched their pencils, desks, supplies, etc. if I could help it. I gave them all a squirt of hand sanitizer coming back from recess. when they came back from the bathroom, I wasn’t scared to tell them to go back and WASH their hands (if I was standing right outside and knew for a fact they didn’t). I washed my own hands 4+ times a day and tried to never touch my face, mouth, eating utensils, or food. I took multivitamins and vitamin D capsules. When I could feel that tickle in the back of my throat, I drank Emergen-C (two packs per 8 oz of water, twice or 3x a day).

I didn’t get sick ONCE after January 🙂

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