I FIND Ms Aishah Quek's diary of a teacher's day last Saturday ('Work-life balance? Here's one day in the life of a teacher') misleading in detailing the lack of a work-life balance for her husband, a teacher.
Using the same diary format as Ms Quek, I would like to explain why.
While a teacher's job is stressful, so are other jobs. Having to work long hours is the norm for all jobs now. At least the workload of a teacher's job is seasonal and there are times when they can relax a little, for example, during the long mid-year and year-end holidays.
So teachers, cheer up, you are not alone, all other jobs are stressful and requires us to work long hours as well.
Tan Lee Hwang (Ms)
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