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Has anyone left for greener pastures?
Old 02-15-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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Just wondering if any if you that left teaching, have gotten jobs in other fields? If so, doing what? Are you happier now than when you were teaching? I'm on the fence right now myself.


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Old 02-15-2019, 05:51 PM
 
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I left teaching, but I stayed in education and became a school psych. I think it's better than being in the classroom, but I don't like the education system anymore. However, I realize that every profession has its issues, so I am trying to do my school psych stuff on a contract basis so I don't have to be under the district's thumb.
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:45 PM
 
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They've all been better than teaching. I've worked in a variety of fields and have enjoyed them all so much more than teaching. That being said, they were before having children. I'm back teaching because I wanted a job where I was off when the kids were off. They're only little for so long. I don't know what I'm going to do. My district is terrible and my kids are in an amazing district (but I cannot get in...like Ft. Knox in there). Sigh.
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Yep, Iíve had tons of other jobs. I started out teaching over 25 yrs ago, after a few years I stopped to raise my son. I then worked in preschool for about 10yrs. I also did other jobs unrelated to teaching . I just got back into teaching in the public school. Iím not enjoying it and looking into other options. I just canít leave yet- my health benefits are amazing so I need to find a job that comes close to that perk of the job before I leave .
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Old 03-06-2019, 07:30 AM
 
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Just came across this post - I moved on from teaching not too long ago but still remained in within the education realm. I personally transitioned out of teaching due to a very hostile leadership style and environment but wanted to tackle some of the broader issues like teacher turnover, and low pay, low resources. The classroom can be confining but again it also depends on your ambition.


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Old 03-07-2019, 03:48 PM
 
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I retired from teaching after 30 years - not much in retirement savings due to private schools and lack of foresight. - I now work at a credit union, and love it.
I enjoyed teaching until the last few years. It was time for a change.

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Old 03-11-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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I retired after 34 yrs and now work as a receptionist. Love it, no stress!
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Old 03-23-2019, 02:37 PM
 
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I left teaching 2 years ago and have no intention of returning. I was an admin assistant for a bit, then worked in an accounting office and now work for a small company doing data analyses and accounting. I love what I do and the company has a bright future.
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Yes, but maybe going back....
Old 03-24-2019, 03:50 PM
 
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I "sort-of" left teaching. I left my full time job as an elementary teacher. I started teaching English to Chinese kids online, and I LOVE IT! The only problem is it's part-time and you are not guaranteed certain number of hours/classes so payment each month varies. I'm actually considering going back to teaching full-time again this year, and teaching my online kids on the weekends.
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