i was signed off with stress / anxiety yesterday . this post is just to vent steam about what has reduced me to a wreck : - shifting deadlines - you do something and then told it is not needed - losing ppa time - constant character assassination in management meetings , along the lines of 'it has been noticed .... - an expectation of teaching extra lessons after school for students who are not meeting expectations - the suggestion that one should be working longer hours at school - smt not recognising that behaviour is a problem - an expectation that all work is marked up to date despite having planning , ca's to mark etc i could go on but i would give my identity away . as a teacher of 10 years or more , i know i a not perfect by any measure but i have got to the point that whatever i do is never adequate . i am pretty much at the point where i am prepared to walk away from the job for good . i really enjoy teaching but i have come to the conclusion that all the stress is not worth it .