After a decade of low pay, long hours, and the everyday frustrations that come with the job, I’ve decided to call it quits. Five months ago I gave notice that, come May, my time was up.
And so yesterday was, I guess, the first day of my retirement. I don’t have any regrets. I no longer have to take attendance, read directions, manage a classroom, or collect work. Instead, I can drink coffee, read newspapers, and watch sports. You tell me which one is more fun?
I kind of feel a bit cheated, though. For some reason, Prudential hasn’t yet knocked on my door asking me to participate in one of those clever retirement commercials. For the record, the first day of my retirement was spent editing my latest Yahoo! Sports article, going to Walmart, coaching my baseball team, and watching the Rangers, Mets, and Yankees. That’s a heck of a lot better than going to school, isn’t it?
Relax now, I don’t plan on giving up this blog. Life wouldn’t be the same without hearing from all the cheerful experts who comment on my posts. No reader will be left behind.
That’s right, after ten long years, I quit. I’m no longer an SAT proctor.