Saturday, July 17, 2010

Won't Miss #203 - working weekends

 I know a lot of people feel that English teachers are the career bottom feeders of Japan, but the truth is that I'm much more satisfied teaching English than I ever was in my 12 years as an office-dwelling wage slave pushing around papers and staring at a computer screen. There is, however, one drawback to being a teacher and that is the necessity of working on weekends. Most people who study English are students or employed. That means that they can really only take lessons comfortably on weekends so you have to meet the needs of their schedules. While I generally don't mind working on weekends, I sometimes feel out of sync with the rest of the world who are at play while I'm at work.

I won't miss working on weekends.