Why Teaching is, in fact, the worst job out there

Teacher and blgger Jessica Wildfire explains in detail why teaching is the worst job in the world today. It has gotten much, much worse since I retired about 12 years ago.

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Nobody wants to be a teacher, but everyone thinks they could.

The job sounds easy.

It looks even easier in photos.

That’s because the job ads are lying. They talk about nurturing young minds and inspiring creativity. They make it sound like you’ll be trusted with sharing knowledge and promoting democracy.

Here’s what they don’t tell you:

You‘re sort of in charge of a lot of people.

You’ll supervise up to a hundred people whose brains are still developing. They’re sort of your employees, but they’re also sort of your customers. They’re also sort of your bosses. When that gets confusing, just remember one thing. When they don’t want to listen to you, they’re your boss and they pay your salary. You can’t really make them do anything.

Just do your best to persuade them.

You’ll be in charge of training them for a whole bunch of different jobs, and also how to be a decent human being. A decent human being is whatever your boss and/or their parents decide.

If they don’t turn out how we want…

It’s your fault.

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  1. I wouldn’t call teaching the worse job, but I do agree it is a contender to be in the top five most difficult jobs and maybe even ranked #1.

    And, in some countries, teachers are actually respected and trusted as professionals.

    This is where teachers are most (and least) respected, and #1 on the most respected list is probably why China will eventually replace the U.S. as the wealthiest country on the planet.

    China was the only country to score 100 on this list. Malaysia is a close second and third place is a distant 3rd from the first two. The US is way down the list but not at the bottom.

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/12/teachers-where-most-and-least-respected/

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