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Old 04-07-2014, 09:28 AM
Dangerosa is offline
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Originally Posted by silenus View Post
I've never wanted to do anything else. Finishing up year 27 and it's still as fun as it was at the start.

Some people just don't have what it takes.
I think its a calling. And its one of those jobs that you imagine, when you go into it, that its going to be quite different than what it is. Few people think about administration politics. Or IEP red tape. Or having to deal with parents - both of the helicopter variety and of the really crappy human being variety.

A friend of mine is on the verge of quitting after 25 years - and she has a pretty great job (studio art teacher at a school for the arts). But she has a inept and/or corrupt (both from what she says) administration. If it were her, her kids, and her subject matter, she wouldn't be burned out.

Another moved to teaching at a community college, where the students are making a choice to be there.