I started a new job at the end of September. It is a part-time, no benefits, fairly low paying job. And yet, I am finding it quite stressful and anxiety producing. Every day I am astonished at how rude, inconsiderate, and just plain nasty these kids are. They lie, they cheat, and they do it looking you square in the eye. The last time I worked with kids (about 15 years ago) they were no where near this miserable. I want to shake the parents and holler at them, "teach your kids some manners and common decency!"
Every day I plaster a smile on my face and hope the kids are less evil than the day before. So far I've been disappointed every day. I find this a worrisome reflection of our society.
(Obviously there are a few good eggs, but the vast majority are extremely unpleasant.)
It may be time to start looking for yet another new job because I don't know if I can keep up the good cheer.