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Old 12-13-2018, 05:06 AM
 
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......Now Iím a public school teacher in an above-average pay district .......


Iíve started having these episodes where my heartrate accelerates, I roll my jaw forward and clench down on my front teeth, and feel a copmulsion to pace in a small circle several times a day. I feel a mix of anger and anxiety when this happens and Iíve chipped my teeth doing this. I seriously think work is making me crazy sometimes.
I feel sorry for the unfortunate students in your classes. There are plenty of teachers who love teaching because of the positive results they achieve in helping students learn. I hope you will decide to leave the field and do something else, sooner rather than later.
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Old 12-13-2018, 07:01 AM
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Location: Shreveport, LA
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I feel sorry for the unfortunate students in your classes. There are plenty of teachers who love teaching because of the positive results they achieve in helping students learn. I hope you will decide to leave the field and do something else, sooner rather than later.
Nah...Iím staying. Iím too tired of job hopping. I hate work in general, so doing something else wonít help. Its best to hunker down for retirement, I think.
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Old 12-13-2018, 03:11 PM
 
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Yes and no. I miss the people that I've worked with through my career, but not all the corporate nonsense and layoffs. I got into technology 40 years ago with IBM mag card typewriters, then personal computers, then help desk management, then project management. My last project was working as a contractor with a company looking to get HITRUST certification (security). The one thing I have always liked about tech is that it is constantly changing and there is always something new to learn. If I were ten years younger, I'd be looking into security or blockchain as a next step. I'm amazed at how much high tech we have in our home that would have been unthinkable 40 years ago: router, smart speakers, lights and TVs, tablets, cell phones. One thing I would recommend is that you stay physically fit, take care of your teeth, and eat healthy. Retirement isn't fun if you're not healthy enough to enjoy it. Good luck!
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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Nah...Iím staying. Iím too tired of job hopping. I hate work in general, so doing something else wonít help. Its best to hunker down for retirement, I think.
If you have normal adult pride, you can do a very good job while still wishing to be elsewhere. I know.
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Old 12-13-2018, 06:44 PM
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Location: Shreveport, LA
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If you have normal adult pride, you can do a very good job while still wishing to be elsewhere. I know.
Thatís what I do, pretty much. I put on a performance. I also happen to like all the kids in this yearís batch except one boy. That one boy really gets under my skin because heís got paranoid schizophrenia, adhd, and moderate intellectual dosability, and you never can be sure what problem will come out of his impulsive paranoia next since he doesnít seem to respond well to reason. The rest of the batch Iím responsible for are sweet kids, though, and even though Iím not too fond of the working aspect of being there (as in, everything I do gets measured or tested in some way and I have to be there super early despite being a night owl), Iíve become quite fond of several of the kids, so that makes it a little less bad. I also recognize that a lot of my malaise comes from my own emotional problems and those problems will follow me wherever I go since Iíve already done everything available to fix them and they donít go away despite being irrational...so I just stoicly accept those problems.
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Old 12-14-2018, 03:50 AM
 
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Thatís what I do, pretty much. I put on a performance. I also happen to like all the kids in this yearís batch except one boy. That one boy really gets under my skin because heís got paranoid schizophrenia, adhd, and moderate intellectual dosability, and you never can be sure what problem will come out of his impulsive paranoia next since he doesnít seem to respond well to reason. The rest of the batch Iím responsible for are sweet kids, though, and even though Iím not too fond of the working aspect of being there (as in, everything I do gets measured or tested in some way and I have to be there super early despite being a night owl), Iíve become quite fond of several of the kids, so that makes it a little less bad. I also recognize that a lot of my malaise comes from my own emotional problems and those problems will follow me wherever I go since Iíve already done everything available to fix them and they donít go away despite being irrational...so I just stoicly accept those problems.
"intellectual dosability"

Is that when he says smart things, one dose at a time?

(js kdding, hppns to me all d tyme)
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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Thatís what I do, pretty much. I put on a performance. I also happen to like all the kids in this yearís batch except one boy. That one boy really gets under my skin because heís got paranoid schizophrenia, adhd, and moderate intellectual dosability, and you never can be sure what problem will come out of his impulsive paranoia next since he doesnít seem to respond well to reason. The rest of the batch Iím responsible for are sweet kids, though, and even though Iím not too fond of the working aspect of being there (as in, everything I do gets measured or tested in some way and I have to be there super early despite being a night owl), Iíve become quite fond of several of the kids, so that makes it a little less bad. I also recognize that a lot of my malaise comes from my own emotional problems and those problems will follow me wherever I go since Iíve already done everything available to fix them and they donít go away despite being irrational...so I just stoicly accept those problems.
I taught a few college classes in my time. I know what you mean. Each class is a spin of the wheel. Every once in awhile you get a real problem kid. Once, I had this student that gave me grief the entire semester. The only problem was he did the best work out of the whole class. I gave him an A, but he was a real hand full. Problem kids can ruin teaching, just like obnoxious co-workers can ruin a work place. Can't wait to retire and leave it all behind!
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
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After 40 years at hard labor I was looking forward to retirement. When it happened, I hit a wall, but after about 9 months I found a way around it, emotionally and physically.

Afterwards, I remembered what I told my wife and kids every time we made a major move: "It takes about 9-12 months for everyone to adjust to a new place".

Seems like it's true.
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Old 12-14-2018, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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This highly depends on what type of work you had.
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Old 12-15-2018, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Work was a means to an end for me. My dream was always to retire before I was all used up. And I made it!
^^^^
This...
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