I'll be leaving my teaching job

@basqui (3890)
Philippines
July 30, 2010 10:58pm CST
I'm planning to leave my teaching job after the first quarter of school, that will be at the end of August. The reason? I always wanted to have my own shop which is centered into mobile repair and sales. It will be good I think because I will be my own boss, but I'm nervous if it will have customers because it will be fairly new in the vicinity...
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@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
31 Jul 10
Hi basqui! I just wanna say Congratulations to your new endeavor. Sure some of the good work ethics in teaching would help you as you embark on this journey. Good luck!
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@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
31 Jul 10
Like some of the other mylotters here, I'm also thinking that perhaps you would like to keep your job for a while and see how it goes before you call it quit. It's not that I don't trust you or your ability but it's better to be sure than sorry.
@pirate451 (152)
• India
31 Jul 10
Wow....! is great, what you are planing is not bad,as a human being we all like to be our selves boss and if you don't regret in latter than is better to do your own business and go on your own way and leave the job what you are doing now and go on and make a successful what you through and I wish you to be success as well as be great business in your future.I think you are good in communication skill which you have to deal with costumers and make interact with you.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
Yeah, I always wanted to ahve my own business and now it's my chance.... I think I can do the communication with customers well.
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@rose005 (254)
• India
31 Jul 10
Are you settled with your mobile repair and sales things?. If you are than it may not be any problem if not than don't leave your job until and unless your are settled with your things.
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@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
I have experience in this business before but it wasn't my own shop so we have to divide the earnings by percentage. So if I'll get my own then I'd surely keep more of the percentage...
@AmbiePam (50380)
• United States
1 Aug 10
That's a brave thing you are doing. I hope you succeed in your dream. I'm sure with your hard work and determination, you'll end up doing very well.
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@Naruto555 (173)
• United States
31 Jul 10
Although teaching a bunch of kids who have no intention of learning than I would go for having your own shop don't worry it will be all good and if that what you want to then go for it.
• United States
31 Jul 10
I think that's good. You are able to detach yourself so easily. But its also good for you financially. Push through the Struggle!
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@hestylim (1211)
• Indonesia
31 Jul 10
Well, I left my teaching job for some office jobs, but now, I am doing teaching (again) after my office hours. If you ask me do I like teaching? Yes. I finally realize it. The one that makes me come back to teach is : the students. I like children and I can communicate to them very easily. I like to be surrounded by children. I like to play with them. I can't describe all the reasons why I do like children, because it will be so long and never ends. I think to quit my office job and come back to teach. But what I really wanna do is to publish and sell my own book.. ^^ Or starting one business on my own. Be my own boss! ^^ Good luck for you and for me! ^^
@markleob (1904)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
well that is good.. it is better to be the boss of yourself but you have to see to it first if your proposed shop will earn.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
31 Jul 10
I wish u the very best in starting your own buisness. It is a good thing to be your own boss . Just remember it will take alot of hard work on your part but i always thought being your own boss was worth it.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
31 Jul 10
Teaching is a respectable profession and giving up the security of a job to venture to something untested is considered brave. I hope you have given it a deep thoughts. I wish you all the best and hope success knocks at your doorstep.
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@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
Hi. I just got hired as a contractual teacher in a public school here in our town last July 8. Even before I got my job, I am already thinking to have a business cause I know teaching is hard cause my mother and my other relatives are public school teachers.
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
31 Jul 10
Sweetie, can't you just keep your job for a while, run the shop in the afternoons and see how it go first? Do that till the end of the year and if it is a success, then you can leave your job. Just my point of view. TATA.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
But it's a small shop and I don't want to just leave it to someone yet, I want to manage it myself..
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
31 Jul 10
I know sweetie. We always want to do things ourselves, but i think you should try it. Maybe a family member can take care of it while you are teaching?
@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
31 Jul 10
basqui Sad that you are leaving the profession of a Teacher. But on the other hand, I feel happy that you want to start off your own business. That's more exciting, challenging and at end, its your baby. But a suggestion - because I too am a teacher - When I started off with my own small business, I too had thought of leaving the profession of Teaching. But soon I realized that teaching had become a passion for me. It really helped me boost myself as I was training and educating people. So I took out some time and devoted it to continue teaching. Teaching does not imply teaching at some institute, school. It also includes teaching at home. So here is what I did - I started teaching at home during the morning and evening hours (time when I was free and available). So I would suggest you to continue with teaching when you are free. And better if you can do it for kids who are on the streets for free - Those who will probably never get a chance to go to school - it would also help you have mental peace and satisfaction.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
Yep, maybe I'll just continue with tutorial classes for interested ones in the evening or afternoon if I could have spare time from the shop. But I really want to have this business so there's no stopping so far.
@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
31 Jul 10
All the best for your new business. Its better to work for yourself than for others. it will give you a sense of responsibility and happiness. Happy to learn that you think of continuing your trainer aspect of life too
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
expect drastic changes my friend it will be scary at first and the adjustment period will be rough but as soon as you settl into your new life as your own boss and not someone's employee... you'll be fine money won't be an assurance and you'll have to work real hard but the rewards will be better than when you were employed
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
Yeah, I know the consequences. That there would be assurance of monthly payment when I'm employed but I really want to have my own business and I want to manage it myself so I have to do this. I pray that this business will work out well so that I won't have regrets in the end.
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
31 Jul 10
You should do what you love, if teaching is not what you love then its not for you. I am a teacher and I love my job and I wouldn't really even consider doing anything else for a living. Just be sure that you are being smart about starting your new business, and make sure you are going to be making enough money to live on.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
I love being a tech more than teaching. Sometimes I even get depressed because I can't teach and let my students absorb what I'm lecturing, and I don't want it to happen all the time so I think there are better ones to take the job than me staying on it,
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• Canada
31 Jul 10
i agree i dont like teaching either. i wouldnt want to teach a bunch of classes in a confined area. seems like torcher to me
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
It was no torture for the teaching part so far, what I really don't like is the many paperworks I have to accomplish. I didn't study education so I'm really not good at it. I have only finished BSIT so that's why they hired me for teaching in the computer classes.
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@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
13 Aug 10
Teaching is a very taxing job. It is good to be your own boss, but in choosing a place, you have to find out if there are a lot of people in the area, if you have the right location for that kind of business. It would be good to have a shop near schools and offices.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
1 Aug 10
Good on for following your heart and doing something that you want to do. It takes a lot of courage to make the change but I am certain you will be so glad you did! In my opinion there is nothing like being your own boss. I think that although it is a lot of hard work to establish a new business it is worth every minute because it is all just for your and your loved ones. I wish you all the luck basqui and I wish you all the very best with this endeavour. Good on you!
@RONDOLAWE (776)
• Indonesia
1 Aug 10
every one has dream like you do but i see they doit that in once he take a employe to take care businness and they take 2 earning and make another businness again in the make up room and they happy until i tell you this story , why i know it because alot of my friends is teaching like you but they dont has to leave the great job .
• United States
31 Jul 10
It is always nerve wracking to start a new career. Just keep on having faith in yourself, work hard and you should do well. Good Luck!