4. I'd love to be done by 3pm every day
Totally. Then after 3, you get to plan for the next day! That typically takes several hours. Writing an assessment report about how a child is doing in school could take up to five hours or more, depending on how much detail you want to add. You have to prepare for every possible thing that might happen the next day. In addition to the planning, you also have to grade papers, answer emails from parents, meet with other teachers, and make sure the next day you are ready to go again.
Added bonus: any work you do before 8am, after 3pm, during the weekends, holidays, or over the summer? Yeah, you don't get paid for any of that. All those supplies teachers have? More often than not, we've paid for them. And believe me: they ain't cheap.
5. You get paid plenty for nine months of work
And, that last comment will end the date. No teacher on Earth has time for that.
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Meredith Lee is a Thrillist contributor who is single and is forced to date a lot when she really wants to stay home. Tweet her, follow her, or send her snacks at @meralee727. You can also find her on Facebook or over at her blog.