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    • frugal90
    • By frugal90 12th Jun 17, 7:10 PM
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    Teachers retiring
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    • 12th Jun 17, 7:10 PM
    Teachers retiring 12th Jun 17 at 7:10 PM
    Are there any teachers on here that regret retiring early?

    After the summer I will enter my final year and will have served 33 years.

    I used to love the job, but poor behaviour, ridiculous workload is pushing me out of the door. I don't think anyone that has not done the job can begin to understand what I'm talking about. For those that claim it to be a doddle, go try it for a week.

    Any regrets former early retired teachers?

    Frugal
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    • westv
    • By westv 12th Jun 17, 8:04 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 8:04 PM
    I knew a maths teacher who wanted to retire

    but it just didn't add up.


    ........I'll get my coat!!
    • chucknorris
    • By chucknorris 12th Jun 17, 8:20 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 8:20 PM
    Are there any teachers on here that regret retiring early?

    After the summer I will enter my final year and will have served 33 years.

    I used to love the job, but poor behaviour, ridiculous workload is pushing me out of the door. I don't think anyone that has not done the job can begin to understand what I'm talking about. For those that claim it to be a doddle, go try it for a week.

    Any regrets former early retired teachers?

    Frugal
    Originally posted by frugal90
    I'm a lecturer not a teacher, and I handed in my notice to retire last December (on the verge of my 59th birthday), but they approached me and asked me to work one day a week, which I have just started to do (I had to work 40% for a short while). I think that I will be much happier working one day a week rather than being retired.
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    • atush
    • By atush 12th Jun 17, 10:15 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 10:15 PM
    Just go down the page to the young teacher asking about AVCs or added pension- they say they will be staying to age 65? Because they want to
    • 4372
    • By 4372 12th Jun 17, 10:29 PM
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    • 12th Jun 17, 10:29 PM
    Only you will know your personal financial and other relevant circumstances. I did 34 years in teaching, felt like you seem to towards the end. Called it a day 4 years ago, Took a hit on the pension, but that has been outweighed by the freedom I now have to relax and enjoy life. I would recommend it all day long. Good luck, whatever you decide.
    • justme111
    • By justme111 12th Jun 17, 10:38 PM
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    They are retiring in droves - for the reasons that you mentioned. New ones does not cost schools so much as they are not as high on a payscale and they are less grated by tick boxing and fiddling results which seem to be one main focus nowadays. New ones do not know any different. Mind , a lot of them seem to quit , I seen somewhere numbers as high as one third of graduates changing career.
    • kidmugsy
    • By kidmugsy 13th Jun 17, 12:34 AM
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    I knew a maths teacher who wanted to retire

    but it just didn't add up.
    Originally posted by westv
    Maybe he was being obtuse.
    • zagubov
    • By zagubov 13th Jun 17, 12:46 AM
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    I've a mortgage to pay off that will take me till I'm 66 (London's not cheap for teachers, in fact it's barely affordable at all if it wasn't for the stability of the job).

    Fact is, after 30 years I still like the job. OK I'm not a real teacher, I'm in the no-man's land of the college sector where I'm more like a lecturer and don't have to deal with younger pupils. If a lottery win meant I could suddenly pay off my mortgage I'd still enjoy doing the job; many of my colleagues are doing that after retirement age.
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    • PeacefulWaters
    • By PeacefulWaters 13th Jun 17, 1:41 AM
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    My landlord is a 54 year old teacher.

    His current plan is to drop one day a week each year and finish before he's 60. He's had no regrets about dropping to four days last September.
    • woolly_wombat
    • By woolly_wombat 13th Jun 17, 9:32 AM
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    I don't think anyone that has not done the job can begin to understand what I'm talking about.
    Originally posted by frugal90
    I have not done the job and so have only seen it as an observer (former school science technician).

    I can only congratulate you for managing 33 years.

    I saw so many fall by the wayside in 8 years. Stress burnout, heart attack, suicide, I've seen it all.

    Take care and enjoy your retirement.
    • Malthusian
    • By Malthusian 13th Jun 17, 10:08 AM
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    Maybe he was being obtuse.
    Originally posted by kidmugsy
    That's a cute pun.

    Re the OP: Not all schools have discipline problems, have you applied for jobs at any others?
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