Nothing makes my blood boil more than to hear people, who have no clue what it is really like to be a teacher, make comments about teachers having it "easy" or "too much time off" or whatever. Teachers work hard. Nothing is routine, nothing is easy, there is never a time when a teacher is "off." They think about their students or a great lesson to try, or if their students' are safe at home or not. These thoughts are continuous, before they fall asleep at night, as they make dinner, on the way to the grocery store.... Work load? Rare is a time when they are "caught up." There is always something new, something chaotic... something. Now, there are some teachers who might not fit this mold exactly. There are also doctors that are not perfect, architects who make mistakes, professionals who make poor choices. There are always exceptions. Don't let an occasional exception spoil the reputation of the vast majority of the rest. I am quite sure that teachers, as a whole, have more passion for their work than any other profession. Teachers work hard. Oh, and in this state.... they don't get paid nearly what they deserve either. So there.
Ok, I am done for now. Don't mess with my teachers. They work hard.