I am currently on holiday and love it. As long as I am away from school I am happy. Why? It's a case of square pegs and round holes. Me being a square peg. My problems started a few years ago. I had the line manager from hell and an unapproachable head teacher. The line manager from hell was a bully. By right I should have gone to the union and brought the little madam into line. But as a NQT struggling to get a job I didn't do anything for fear of my career ending. I completed the maternity contract and then struggled to find a post to complete the NQT year. I wasn't kept on because of falling numbers and the return of the post holder etc. I did supply teaching for some years and have had to apply for an extension to carry on teaching on supply. I landed some further contracts and am currently in a permanent post teaching year 3. I intend to keep this thread going more purposely for me to write something when I feel the need to. I am going to be changing careers and detailing how I am going to do it. If you wish to ask for advice or simple ask what I am doing to support myself whilst retrain, I will try and help. I know there are a few teachers out there and they are in the same boat as me. I hope we can help each other. Feel free to comment - sensible ones though.