I am an NQT in my first term. The job I was hired for was temporary cover, only up until December, but now I am uncertain I can make it that far. My classes are horrible, filled with students who refuse to follow the simplest instructions, and will simply yell at me as if it is my fault they cannot pay attention. Some students are verbally abusive and others have taken to coming into my rooms at free times and even taking my possessions. It seems that very little is done about all this, behaviour policy is being followed to the letter but nothing ever seems to change. I don't like what the job is doing to me. I used to have an enthusiasm and light-heartedness in the classroom, but they've driven that from me, and I'm left cruel and cold and sarcastic. This is not how I want to teach. This is not how I want to be. I thought I could at least make it to the end of December, but now I'm not even sure of that any more. Two other teachers in my department have left, and they were much more experienced than I. One of the only things still keeping me here is the worry about what would happen if I quit. I can't imagine it would look good on any future job application to see that I failed to last my first term, that I cracked under pressure. I suppose my main question is how badly would I be affected if I were to leave? How will this affect my future? In essence, should I stay or should I go?