Bankers: some advice.

The Girl On The Piccadilly Line

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The news that bankers who retrain as teachers are exhausted by the hours is not surprising.  I’ve been off work these last couple of days those that know me know that is virtually unheard of. I have some nasty virus thing but mostly I think I’m just really, really burnt out and my body is definitely letting me know. 60 hour weeks, plus tuition, clubs and weekly meetings adds up. That’s before you factor in any marking or preparation for the next day. In California they’ve set up a “Survive and Thrive Mini-Sabbatical Intervention Program” for teachers which sounds quite lovely. However I am nowhere near California and I’ve got a Christmas play to produce in 15 days. So instead I’ve decided on some rules to keep me healthy as we approach Christmas. Any bankers thinking of entering the teaching profession – consider this advice:

  1. Cut back/don’t take on too much. If you really can’t cut back on anything change this to: “don’t take on any more additional responsibilities…

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