Post # 1
I am so freaking sick of my job.
I work 13-hour days five days a week and take work home with me every night and on the weekends.
I feel guilty if I go out to dinner with Darling Husband or *gasp* take a night off from work at home.
Yes, I am a teacher.
I love the kids, but the paperwork, hostile coworkers, low pay and overall crappy work environment are killing me.
I keep telling myself I’m lucky to have a job and that I should count my blessings, but today, I’m finding it impossible to do so.
Anyone else feeling the same about their jobs lately?
Post # 3
I actually love my job, but I wanted to pop in and give you a hug (and an e-grilled cheese).
Thank you for teaching our children to grow up and be intelligent, thoughtful people.
Post # 4
@MrsLongcoatPeacoat: Girl, I could so use that right now. Thanks.:)
Post # 5
I know exactly how you feel. “I’m lucky to have a job right now” is often the only thought that keeps me from driving off into the sunset with my middle finger in the air.
Hang in there!
Post # 6
That’s how I felt about teaching. There were aspects that I loved but so many things about it that drove me to drink (so to speak). I ended up dropping my degree in teaching, sometimes I regret it but I really love where I am at right now (library system, get to see/work with kids daily but no dealing with the negatives that go along with teaching). I think teachers are the most undervalued profession in the States.
I applaud you for what you do every day, you are an awesome person for doing what you do!
Post # 7
Well I’m a teacher who is currently unemployed and I am so OVER the public school system right now…
I graduated a year and a half ago and immediately began teaching at a private preschool. I’ve been through countless interviews for elementary school positions, but nothing. Darling Husband and I moved about an hour from my job and my last day there was at the end of August (I did not want to commute that far). I had 3 interviews at schools since then and once again, nothing. However, I did apply at a preschool to teach the 4 year old class making more than I did at my old job, and at this point it sounds very hopeful (Fingers crossed!!).
My experience with the school systems around here combined with the stories of so many teachers I know make me a little thankful that I haven’t found anything… Sure I’d be making a little more money at a public school, but at this point, I don’t think the stress is worth it.
That being said, THANK YOU so much for what you do. It makes me SO angry to hear people say that teaching is such an easy job…they have absolutely NO idea!
Post # 8
Oh I hear you. I’m a school nurse for children and young adults with moderate to severe diabilities and it’s rewarding for the most part. But on a bad day, I’m exhausted from screaming,aggressive kids among other things that I just want to call in sick the next day. I don’t ofcourse because we have poor coverage. I work with the teachers and see how many IEP’s, progress reports and countless other therapist and parent meetings they do. It is ALOT of work! I think like you about the economy and between the wedding and house projects that need to be done, I don’t have enough kahunas to leave..yet. I am very much tired of my 12 hr work days.
Post # 9
@JennBug89: It’s easy if you’re a crappy teacher. If you do it right, which my conscience requires I do, it’s tiring, grueling, and depressing at times. It’s sad because my issues aren’t even with the kids. They are the part that I love. Glad to hear I’m not alone, but it has me seriously doubting whether to return to the classroom next year.
Post # 10
@brideatbeach: Yes. I HATE my job. I work with animals and yes, I love them but lately Ive reached a point where I just dont care anymore. Of course this doesnt affect my quality of work with animals..but as far as keeping myself busy, I find myself more and more on my iphone looking up weddingbee/playing scrabble. I plan on updating my resume this week and hoping to apply somewhere else.
Post # 11
Oh my job drives me crazy too. Stupid annoying coworkers, menial work that doesn’t mean anything, and not being busy enough during most of the year really doesn’t make me enjoy it.
Post # 12
So sorry all you ladies are in the same boat with me…
I’m sorry for the negative nature of this post, but the idea of having to wait until next year to find another job is so depressing to me. I feel like this job is draining me of everything I have- my healthy, youth, happiness… seriously! IDK what to do. :/