Imnotdutch: "People who have experienced the world a bit seem to handle the adversities of the job better. They appreciate that they have a great job with a decent wage. And they don't seem to mind working beyond 3pm as much!"
Sunblest: "I think it's often a good thing to be 'the bottom of someone else's pile' before you start bossing kids around."
Ex ex teacher: "Where on earth has the notion that teaching isn't 'real life' come from?"
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