Have you evah?
... felt like you are a mere cog in the machine existing for the convenience of others?
... wondered if your body can physically take the demands placed upon it in this job, where we don't even get to pee until 4 pm?
... tired of suffering fools not even gladly?
... awakened and thought you just couldn't drag yourself into your sick building for one more blasted day because your allergies are just that bad?
... thought that if one more kid who doesn't pay attention while you're teaching and who writes down nothing you say asks you what they can do to raise their grade the day after grades are due, you are going to snatch hanks of hair from your head?
... realized that you are tired of being the only person who asks kids where they are going or what they are doing when they are out roaming in the hallways in the middle of a class period?
... feared losing the joy of a job you love under a mountain of paperwork and other soul-deadening tasks that are, of course, unremunerated?
... feared that the administrators in the Central Office really don't seem to care about what students are really learning as long as school is made as easy and simple as possible to keep those butts in the seats in the cash from the state rolling in?