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Thoughts on work

March 21st, 2019 at 06:07 pm

I have three months left to finally step down from my job. I am definitely glad the universe aligned with my plans because quite frankly, I am not sure I could have done this much longer. I don't want to be those type of teachers who are so burned out but yet have to stay because financially it would be a stretch to leave the profession. It is a disservice to the kids and self and I have integrity. I admit that my time as teacher has come to an end. When I first started working as a teacher, I thought I could change the world but that was quickly squashed to death. Yet, I hope that my students remember me as a kind and compassionate teacher. I would not mind working as a paraprofessional; do my job, go home and enjoy my life. Let's see what happens.

Finances are going as planned. My husband and I went to a seminar to learn more about applying for his pension. Mine is pretty straight forward since it will be differed until I turn 60 years old. I will take a 3% penalty for three years until I hit 55. Oh well! The presenter was very good and I'm glad we went. I am escaping to sunny Florida this weekend for some "me" time.

4 Responses to “Thoughts on work”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Mrs.F, I'm going to pass on one big whoppin' THANK YOU as a representative of caring teachers, admins, counselors, and school staff everywhere. My 41 year old niece told me again this week her story of how all the adults in her school sprang into action when she was 14 years old to show in a dramatic way how much they loved her. It was a time when she was suffering much at home and had to step off into a huge unknown. Everyone was scared for her and wanted to hold her up. Of course, I cannot go into detail but what happened was like something out of a movie. My niece to this day gets choked up and teary to speak of it--- and I do, too. Sometimes teachers will have saved lives without knowing. You probably really have changed the world....Okay, I'm bawling. Just thank you for hanging in there with dedication.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    If you have been kind and compassionate, you have changed the world.

  3. disneysteve Says:

    I'm sure you changed the world in ways you will never know. You inspired young minds who have gone on to do great things. Don't ever question that. Leave that job knowing that you made a difference to hundreds or thousands of children over the years.

    And have a great time in Florida!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Well done, faithful servant! I think teaching is one profession that is often taken for granted, but it takes a toll. I know one of the happiest days for me was when I retired. It is funny, I have had students from over 30 years ago now telling me how I influenced them. I'm sure you have as well.

    Now it is time for you to do for you! Enjoy your stepping away and retiring!

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