Hi everyone, I need some advice. I've just started my NQT year at a new secondary school teaching Science. The people I work with are lovely and the school/my mentor are really supportive... but I hate it! Last year was not enjoyable, but I thought it was just the school and lack of support etc. But I am now at a school with lots of support and I'm still miserable. I am 100% sure that teaching is not for me (I've actually already accepted a place to do a Masters next year which I'm very excited about) but it's a good qualification to have, and I wouldn't mind tutoring (I don't know if this would be better if I was a qualified teacher). So I already know I'm not going to continue teaching - I think I kind of knew when I made sure I applied for a fixed term 1 year contract in the first place. My question is this - is it worth it to finish this year? I am unhappy and overworked and exhausted and always at school, I never have the time or energy to do anything outside of school, and I am usually violently opposed to getting up in the morning because I don't want to teach. I don't feel like I've gotten a really rough deal or anything, I just don't like my job! I'm trying to decide whether it's worth it to complete the NQT year and move on, or hand my notice in and save my mental health. I hate quitting and I keep thinking that the worst term is always the first and that I just have to make it through the year... but another side of me says what's the point of continuing to destroy my mental health and make myself miserable when I'm probably never going to teach again? I'm having a real dilemma because everyone is saying "don't quit! The first term is the worst" and "teaching is a life long qualification to have, it'll be really useful if you decided to come back to it" and I don't know what to do.