I retired about 18 months ago and now my main 'job' is invigilating exams at the local secondary school and the local university. I do about 12-14 weeks a year in total. I am currently doing 2 weeks of Year 11 Mocks. I woke up this morning and it occurred to me that, not only was my head clear of worry, but that I was actually looking forward to going in. The job is very straightforward and relatively easy. The pupils/students are well managed and well behaved (although at the school, the behaviour around the school is often rowdy and noisy - but that is no longer my problem). I thought back to when I used to teach. I never had a day where I wasn't worried/stressed/concerned about the day ahead. I always had at least one confrontation every day. I always had way too much admin to manage. I rarely slept well and I almost always dreaded going in to work. Don't get me wrong - I did my job well, maintained a professional approach and I got the job done. I was by no means a 'weak' or ineffective teacher. I wondered how typical this is for teachers today and to what level people dread going into work. By dread I would say not having a positive outlook to the day ahead, or the job in general. It would also be useful to hear from people who wake up to work positively every day and why this might be. Thanks.