As it says above, really. I work part time and find the job equally stressful and lonely. Due to being part time I miss out on staff meetings and never know what’s happening. I have to do break time duties and don’t get a free break where I can chat in the staff room /a classroom to colleagues and similarly hear readers and run a lunch time club at lunch times. The other teachers all seem to chat in classrooms about things I don’t know about. I spend lots of time on my days off doing school work and, as it is for all of you, the work is never ending. I have a health condition too and after my working week I feel ill all weekend and am often bedridden. I literally feel sick at the thought of going into school each week. Don’t get me wrong I love my class and the actual part of my job that is teaching. But I feel that the work is taking over my life and the loneliness and workload is just making me feel so ill. I don’t really know what I expect from this post, I just wondered if anyone else felt the same?