Canadian Sue, you forgot the worst part of actually working at a school: There are children EVERYWHERE! AHHHHHHH, the horror.
But as for Soup_du_jour’s points, his comment don’t reflect my experience in high school:
1) You have to tell someone when you go to the restroom.
Nope, never had to do this. No teacher wanted to take the time to monitor it. Of course, they reserved the right to keep you from going at any particular moment, but those made sense (tests, important points, homework notification, etc.)
*2) You have eight different bosses, all with different schedules. *
I never did homework, so all that mattered was that the teacher be in the classroom at the appropriate time. There schedules for the rest of the day had no relevance to me.
*3) You cannot quit and go to another school. *
Sure you can. You just don’t want to go through the hassle or expense. This is generally the justification for not quitting a job you don’t like.
*4) You don’t get any money out of it. *
I did. I got scholarships for college because of what I did in high school. I also received college credit for several of my high school classes. A cash savings of many hundreds of dollars.
*5) You have absolutely NO power in the heiarchy of the school. Yes, you may be thinking that the Student Council or class officers do things. You would be wrong. Our superintendant has canceled a dozen straight meeting with my school’s Stu Co. *
This is more or less true, but you do have complete power over yourself within that hierarchy, it is simply a matter of convenience how much you exercise that right.
But don’t worry, high school is not the happiest time of your life (adults who say it is have very shallow lives) but it is one of the simplest times of your life.