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    I agree 100% with Texas Ny
    By Daniela74

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    Texas Ny couldn't have said it any better!
    I fully agree that in my six years of teaching, I worked my butt off and yes, sure, I got compliments. But do you have any idea how many times I got the finger? Or was threatened by a student for taking their cell phone away while they tried to text message during class? How about threatening parents? Or how many times I've been told "F-you!" by a 15 year old 5' kid? FORGET IT! If the rest of you can go to bed at night and convince yourself at the end of the day that those thank you cards or emails or WHATEVER are enough, then that's awesome b/c you are sweet but foolish.
    I used to make $34,500 teaching (That was in Kansas City, MO), and now I make about the same $36,000 as a corporate trainer. I don't work weekends anymore (or evenings) and I don't have constant headaches and worries about lesson plans/grades/papers, etc.
    Like I said before....if you can hack teaching and all the CRAP that comes with it, great. But I'd never encourage anyone to go into this field.

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