Pros - summers off! Holidays off with family! I can be a mom and earn money at the same time. I don't have to be at home all of the time, but I get to be home more than the average working class citizen. I get to start over each year and each quarter. And yes, I get to use my brain on a daily basis rather than becoming a robot like I was when I was a receptionist. Benefits are great, although tanking as we speak. Pension once was a benefit, but I wonder what will be available when I retire.
Cons- Politics, administrators, parents, stuck-up students, endless grading, lies about homework, disrespect from all avenues, . . . It must be summer because it seems as if this list is smaller than expected.
More Pros - friendships made, facebook friends :), hilarious classroom conversations, seeing the youth in all their innocence, helping those who aren't so innocent, a steady pay check however small, treats at faculty meetings, free caffeine at meetings, :) I guess I won't quit this year. I should do this list more often. :)