I qualified as a primary teacher 3 years ago and am currently working full time. Three years on and I hate my job. I feel that I made the biggest mistake of my life going in to teaching. I am very good at it and get excellent results for the children. On the surface I am super organised and efficient and my management think I am great and and ofsted graded me as 'outstanding'. But I hate the job. I have stress related illnesses and suffer from anxiety, insomnia and IBS. love the kids but hate the long hours, paper work, constant anxiety and feeling of having to tread water and watch my back all of the time. All I do when I get home on an evening/weekend/school holiday is job hunt and cry. I really want to get out of teaching but have no idea what I could do instead. I come from a predominantly retail/child care background. I have sought careers advice on numerous occasions and have been told I will find it difficult to find an employer willing to take me on as I am now labelled as "Public sector". All I want is a 9 - 5 and to have my life and my health back. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I don't know how much longer I can hold it together. Thank you.