I've gone for 'personal' rather than 'workplace dilemas' as I have dealt with this one, but thought I would share with the group. Following a pointless HT meeting today I returned to school to a sulking TA, ridiculous meeting with parents, interfering governor and bad news about the budget. Nothing done, so have had to stay on late - not planned - just to catch up. After school our current student teacher asked to talk to me. She is struggling with the whole work/life balance thing and asked me whether it gets better, is it worth it, does it affect your health, should she carry on or leave and do something else? So what would you say to her?