I don't much care for venting on a public forum, but ya know...today was just one of them days! :p
Saying "I can't wait to get the hell out of here" is an understatment when it comes to my job, and hell, where I live. Now, don't get me wrong, I love the people I work with and I have some of the best students you could ask for. But, yeah, the rest you can have it. I'm done!
Today is Oct. 29, we are almost 3 months into the school year and already 5 female teachers have had physical altercations with students. I couldn't be in the classroom. There's no way in hell you're getting me the classroom. I much rather prefer my nice, safe library. This is the first of my 5 years at this school when things have been this bad for teachers. And I'm sorry, if one of these kids puts their hands on me, the only thing you're going to hear is "911, what's your emergency?". I hate to say it, but most of us aren't feeling very safe. A lot of our kids have issues that need to be sorted out and I feel like we're not given enough information to properly handle the short-fused students. And I feel like we don't really have anyone there looking out for us.
On top of all that, I can't take my working conditions much longer. I hate saying this, but I just can't. I'm not a quitter. I won't quit. I also won't go into detail on a public forum bad-mouthing anyone, but those who know what I have to deal with, understand what I mean. All that, plus textbooks right now is a bit much for my shoulders. To hell with Thanksgiving/Christmas breaks, I'm ready for May!