Post Semester Stress Disorder.

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The sound you hear are sighs of relief (or crying in some cases).

School employees are in full exhale mode.

The semester is winding down (or crashing… whatever…).

The holiday/winter/Christmas break is here.

Students, teachers, and parents are happy and relieved (although parents won’t be quite so happy after their kids are home for a couple of weeks… and by parents I mean me).

I’m fascinated how school employees go through an emotional ringer as they face the start or end of something.

The beginning of school brings added stress, but so does the end of a semester.

Do people who work in the regular world face these same issues?

Or are they exempt because they never get an end or a beginning?

They have the start of their career and retirement.  That’s the list.

We have beginnings and endings several times a year.

As school employees, we are lucky.

Weekends off.  Holidays.  Summer breaks.

Even though these all bring a certain amount of stress, we need to remember we have a good life.

A really good life.

And as I repeatedly tell myself, working at school beats a real job.

Even with the stress.

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4 Responses to “Post Semester Stress Disorder.”


  1. Karen
    on Dec 21st, 2010
    @ 6:22 pm

    I always found the school cycle another chance to get it better.


  2. Charlie A. Roy
    on Dec 23rd, 2010
    @ 4:52 am

    “Even though these all bring a certain amount of stress, we need to remember we have a good life.
    A really good life. And as I repeatedly tell myself, working at school beats a real job.”

    I like these words. I remind myself of them frequently. I’ve had a handful of “real jobs” and working in a school even with the stress that goes with school administration is still by and far more enjoyable. It may be more time consuming except for the holidays with all the meetings and mandatory events in the evenings but still I spent yesterday playing nerf gun wars with my sons and watching movies. You can’t really beat the holiday break …. except maybe the college professor break.


  3. Audrey Noonan
    on Dec 23rd, 2010
    @ 9:46 am

    Merry Christmas! may God bless you and yours!


  4. Dawn
    on Dec 23rd, 2010
    @ 11:53 am

    I’m one who taught, then stayed home with kids for 12 years, and this past year I’ve ventured back into the world of teaching. Gotta, say, you’re right. It’s stressful, but it’s a great “job” too. I think it’s more a way of life than a job. :)

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