College is my only job now and I go in with a smile on my face. I have the best of both worlds. I haven't lost the classroom experience, only the crap that used to go with it. My class, a wonderful group of pre-calculus students is capped at 28 students. At present, there are 17 on register and 13 attended the first class. I feel like I moved from the slums (high school) to Beverly Hills.
I am not alone in feeling this way. I ran into two former colleagues last night. Even after working a full day they were both all smiles at the college. They know they are working in a place where they are appreciated. They know they are valued by their students and the administration. And, this appreciation gets passed along to their students.
I know I've wrote this a zillion times before, but I can't help but write it again. School administrators could get their staffs to work so much better if they treated them better.But,this is something not taught in Administration 101.