15 Teacher Confessions That Reveal The Dark (And Hilarious) Side Of Education

We know by now that teachers don’t go into this profession to make a truck load of money. In fact, teaching can be one of the most thankless jobs you can possibly have — and it’s not just K-12. A recent survey conducted at the College of Staten Island revealed that some adjuncts had no health insurance and were criminally underpaid. “The work is there,” Adjunct Ruth Wangerin told Salon, “They just don’t want to pay.”

In K-12, teachers have to deal with difficult situations every day. A crappy paycheck on top of student discipline and a stack of papers to grade can add up to a pretty stressful existence. These teachers took to Whisper to vent a little about the nightmares they face day in, day out. Some of these are downright hilarious, while others (like #9) are terrifying and might have you second-guessing a career in education.


15. Bathroom Stall Compliments


Sometimes teachers just need that extra boost of confidence, even if it’s by their own doing. One teacher hilariously shared that he wrote himself a compliment on the wall of the girl’s bathroom. The user wrote, “I’m a high school teacher, and I worked late to catch up last night. No one was around, so I went into the girl’s bathroom and wrote, ‘Mr. Smith is hot’ on a stall wall.”