Tuesday 25 January 2011

Tuesday Ten

Today kicked my butt. Therefore I am now going to list....

Ten Reasons Why I Love My Job

1. No two days are the same. It's impossible to get bored.
2. I get to talk about History all day.
3. My geek credentials are an asset.
4. I have some genuine angels among my colleagues who make my life happier just by being in it.
5. I am supported in pursuing activities that interest me, that aren't to do with my actual job. Ski trip, anyone?
6. Most of the kids are really lovely most of the time, and sometimes they are even a little bit grateful.
7. There are very few people I have to work with who I genuinely dislike, which isn't bad when you consider I work with 300+ people, including all the kids.
8. My classroom's out of the way of the main school (quiet, I can get up to subversive things there) and I control my own thermostat, which is more than can be said for most of my colleagues.
9. The salary isn't bad.
10. The holidays. Of course, who isn't going to love 13 weeks' holiday a year? Though I will now refer you to this post about how most of that is actually time in lieu.

Le sigh.

C4 news cheered me up tonight. They mentioned Banksy had been nominated for an Oscar and on the tagline as they went to an ad break they'd written, "Guerilla's on the list." Masterful.

1 comment:

John said...

Sounds like you´ve got it made controllong your own thermostat. My partner and I love Bristol, my younger sister lives there.