stressful jobs

Being a teacher….We aren’t the problem

I am a public school teacher who has been in the classroom for thirty
years. Kids are different in many ways as are schools. Most of the time I love my job, but
there are many days when the frustration at student apathy, cockiness, and just rude
behavior get to me. I hear people say they are bored [...]


Medical Resident…..My life is not my own

I am a emergency medecine resident…I commit all kinds of atrocities. I manage
patients who present with the entire spectrum of acute illnesses from pediatrics to major
penetrating trauma….under the supervision of attending physicians. Before this, I was in
I decided to be a doctor…I always wanted to be a doctor…I always found the
intellectual aspects of medecine interesting. [...]


Inner city spanish teacher….too much stress

I was a middle school teacher. Before that I was in college….I always wanted to be a
teacher…my mother was a teacher, I loved my teachers. I just wanted to be a teacher. I
looked for the job, saw it in a trade journal…educational newspaper for the east
coast…I had been subbing for a while, filling in for [...]