hi all I wish I hadn t calculated my annual earnings as I ended up feeling like a failure. It was about £1000 less than last year. The actual amount is probably fairly good considering the hours you work of supply and does include a holiday job I have too. But its what a graduate would earn as my hubby helpfully pointed out and what I earnt as an Ñ15 nine years ago. I know it s silly to be upset as I knew it was a pay cut when I chose to do supply but I prided myself on earning a good 2K more than it actually worked out to be. I am 31 and just feel i ve gone backwards. I know I shouldn t base my self worth on my earnings as I am happy and have a lovely life but really struggle for money at the moment. Now I know why! I know plenty of people who earn a lot more than me but work silly hours are miserable and don t have much time to spend with their children so I know happiness is more important. But I cannot seem to get out of this mind frame. Help me to please.