The life of a teacher can be frustrating as hell. From dealing with parents to keeping kids in line, it's a super stressful, no to mention underpaid, occupation.
It's enough to make you wanna quit — and many do. A Reddit user asked former teachers to explain what finally made them quit the profession. The answers are equal parts juicy and depressing.
I had a severe ear infection and temporarily lost my hearing for 3 days.
Tried to push through it for the first day but realised that not being able to hear the 30 9-year-olds in my class made teaching them pretty difficult.
I took 2 days off and sent highly detailed plans to the supply who was covering me. This was the only time I took off for the whole year.
I return to work to no less than 10 complaints. Apparently my sick leave was 'incredibly selfish' as having a different teacher for 2 days was 'very confusing' for the poor darlings, who couldn't cope.
The Head teacher backed me up and told them to, respectfully, fuck off but that was very much the last straw.
I'm bending over backwards working weekends and evenings for you and your kid but you can't afford me a little human decency? I'm out.