Having worked my socks off for a few years now in a Conputing department, I've concluded it is time for an international job this year and will be going all out to leave the UK. Teaching in the UK is really soul-destroying. You are essentially expected to sacrifice every waking moment for the job, have to put up with constant change, scrutiny and data collection, and students' behaviour is so bad and getting worse. And I am sick of always being poor! The salary is miserly. My social life is non-existent and I feel like I have become a really boring person, tired and uninteresting all the time. I wish I'd done something else before getting into teaching so I could feel a bit more worldly wise. Don't go into teaching now. Do something else first and be happy. Don't make the same mistake I did. Teaching is not a good career option anymore.