Moto GP Racer
Join Date: Mar 2005
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I love my job! I'm a teacher and I hate the amount I get paid for my work and the endless bureaucracy. At the start, this really grated on me and brought me down, but I've learned to ignore it as much as I can and concentrate on the parts I like.
We actually do a tonne of unpaid work in case some of you think we get huge holidays and finish at 3:30 (or whenever school's out where you are). The fact is, good teachers spend a large percentage of their evenings prepping, marking or working on projects or with extra-curricular stuff. If you do this, the job is very rewarding on a personal level, but you can't think it's going to pay off (except through promotions, though that means even more bureaucracy).
Anyway, if you're not too old, I'd say consider changing, not just your job, but your attitude about work. I'm not suggesting you have a bad attitude or anything, just that you have to find the things about the job that'll bring you satisfaction and focus on them while ignoring the BS. Only you can decide if there are enough good things and you can get around the BS.