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Well, I've done it!

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by Cantwaittogo, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. Cantwaittogo

    Cantwaittogo New commenter

    Emailed my letter of resignation! My heart hasn't been in the job for some months although I do still give it my best efforts. I just don't want to be there anymore.

    Christmas 2020 will be my last as a teacher!
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Sad to hear of yet another one leaving, but I can well understand anyone wanting to leave these days.
  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    How exciting for you.
    What will you do?
    Have a long rest in January, obviously, but after that?
    jlishman2158, Shedman, Curae and 5 others like this.
  4. zetafunction

    zetafunction New commenter

    How wonderful like Montgaine, retired from officialdom to dedicate the rest of ones life to what one wants, good luck.
    Jolly_Roger15 and Cantwaittogo like this.
  5. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Established commenter

    I handed in my notice around this time last year (retiring) after 38 years, and it was the best feeling ever. Retired at 59, could have gone onto work until 65, but time to enjoy the finer things in life now!
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I am now actively sorting out what I will do after I retire in a couple of years now. I used to think I would really really regret leaving teaching but to be honest I really cannot wait and if I can make it happen sooner then I will.
  7. Cantwaittogo

    Cantwaittogo New commenter

    What are you planning? I have no regrets and feel as though a weight has been lifted.
  8. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I will probably go and work for my tutoring agency - I have been sounded out about this already.

    I will also do a little writing and whatever else bounces my way.
  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I think quite a few older teachers within reach of pension will be thinking the same, under current conditions.
    I'm certainly glad I'm out of it now.
    a51_ufo, Shedman, agathamorse and 4 others like this.
  10. Corvuscorax20

    Corvuscorax20 Lead commenter

    best wishes. I am so jealous!
    Shedman, Ezzie, steely1 and 1 other person like this.
  11. maggie m

    maggie m Lead commenter

    Excellent decision.I have just retired. Even if we hadn't got the current pandemic I was done. The last 2 years were miserable and I feel a sense of relief and freedom.
    a51_ufo, Shedman, Curae and 2 others like this.
  12. Breigh

    Breigh New commenter

    Very pleased for you. What are you going to do? I too am making plans for life after teaching which I hope will be soon.
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  13. Cantwaittogo

    Cantwaittogo New commenter

    I've got the chance to do some consultancy that I may go for. Good luck with your plans - its a great feeling.
  14. Robberto

    Robberto Occasional commenter

    [QUOTE="Christmas 2020 will be my last as a teacher![/QUOTE]

    Yayyyyyyyyyyyyy :):):)
  15. steely1

    steely1 Occasional commenter

    I sent a resignation letter earlier this year. I can totally appreciate the sense of relief, and a weight being lifted from your shoulders!
    a51_ufo, Shedman, Lara mfl 05 and 3 others like this.
  16. Curae

    Curae Star commenter

    Many congrats. Keep that feeling of joy. I am excited for you. I have a few years left but started a little planning.

    Its great to hear from all the other TESSERS

    Stay safe.
    a51_ufo, Shedman, Lara mfl 05 and 2 others like this.
  17. Curae

    Curae Star commenter

    An excellent age to retire.I wish you the very best.
    a51_ufo and steely1 like this.
  18. Curae

    Curae Star commenter

    I sh
    I share the sentiment.
    Lara mfl 05 and steely1 like this.
  19. Breigh

    Breigh New commenter

    I wish you al the best. Please let us know how it goes.
    Curae likes this.
  20. Breigh

    Breigh New commenter

    I've contacted Did Teach organisation to see what my options are. I have had enough of teaching . I'm tired of being sad and demoralised. I just want my life back.

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