Staff Room Talk
An interesting conversation was had yesterday in the staff room. It's been bugging me on what was said.
A few teachers were talking about getting up in the morning and coming to work. Alot of them said they were tired to get to work and how none of them were excited to come to work. They had nothing to look forward to when they came to work. That kind of makes me sad to think that some people do the same thing everyday without even having a slight sense of enjoyment to look forward to in the day.
And I piped in to say, "Does anyone really hate their work?" Most of them said yeah. This was kind of a shocker to me. I mean I've never truly hated what I've worked at. Even my jobs I had in university, I still enjoyed going to work. May be I'm a special one or something. So I added to the conversation, "I mean I don't like getting up in the morning and I would rather sleep. But the thing that gets me excited to come to work are the kids. They are what I look forward to when I come to school." And they all kind of laughed at me, thinking.. oh you're new, that's what most newbies say. I mean shouldn't that be for all teachers? But still, what's the point of doing what you do if you don't have anything to keep yourself excited year after year besides a paycheque.
That's my rant. My apologies for not updating often enough. I'll try to post more if I have the time. :)