Being a teacher requires an immense amount of patience and both emotional and intellectual intelligence. You have to figure out how to corral a group of children into not only listening to you, but also treating each other with respect AND learning new and difficult topics.
Mastering the skills of crowd management, emotional mediation and teaching children new subjects is nothing short of a juggling act, and given the low pay and cultural under-appreciation, any teacher who stays on long-term should be given a hug and a drink pronto.
"The filter comes off now.
I think it's easier for people to believe that I left teaching because of the lousy pay. It was easier for my former HR director to believe it was because I found something that I was more passionate about. Some would allow them to assume that... let them be comfortable in their assumptions because your truth may lead to discomfort of others. Well... I'm not some. That ain't me 💁♀️."