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13 Teachers Reveal Things They Secretly Hate About Teaching

Updated June 18, 2021 2.9k votes 451 voters 42.2k views13 items

List RulesVote up the most shocking things teachers hate about their jobs.

Being a teacher is a hard job, and oftentimes people don't give their teachers the respect they deserve. Though the job can be very rewarding, teachers of the internet are sharing the things that really irk them about their jobs. Take these things into consideration, and maybe say "thank you" to your teacher the next time you see them!

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    Two Types Of Students

    From Redditor /u/berrieh

    I dislike two major types of students:

    1) Those who are mean to other students

    2) Those who refuse to take any responsibility for their actions.

    Often those qualities overlap but not always.

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    Loves Teaching BUT...

    From Redditor /u/Whimbu1

    Fifth year teaching. I love teaching but I’m tired of the workload, being treated so poorly, and having to buy everything. I would [slay] for an alternative career.

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    It Goes Beyond Teaching

    From Redditor /u/skybluedreams

    What I hate? Monitoring for vapes and illicit [substances], paying attention to warning signs of depression, or self-harm, poor nutrition, bullying, homelessness, [taking advantage of others], inappropriate sexual activity, and playing bathroom monitor all while making entertaining lessons, exceeding last year's standardized test scores and not exceeding your scheduled hours.

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    On Bad Students

    From Redditor /u/foomachoo

    I want to help students improve.

    I know every student has different issues.

    What frustrates me is when there is no effort. Worse is interrupting the learning of other students. Worse still, is open hostility and disrespect.