Why do teachers go nuts and quit? Mimi explains at It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages:
If one more person tells me to do it “for the kids”, I might throw a kid at them. Seriously. Stop playing on our good intentions and altruistic dedication to the future and treat us like the professionals you so desperately claim you want us to be. It just seems at times as if this job teeters on the brink of being inhumane.
I thought it was bad enough that I occasionally have to stomp my feet while peeing (to scare the mice away…really). ( I rationalize that it’s good for my thighs.)
Then I thought we had hit rock bottom when the administration took no sort of stance after teachers routinely had their personal property stolen out of their locked classrooms.
When I found a dead mouse in the middle of my rug (with several other LIVE mice feasting on the corpse) at 7:30 a.m., I thought, “This is it…this is as low as we can go. What else can be expected of me?”
Then the administration took away teachers’ parking spots.