I am a male primary teacher in Canada. This is my eighth year of teaching, six of which were in special education and two in Grade 1. I am so ready to leave teaching, to be honest, and have been thinking about it for the last several years. I feel so drained mentally and physically every day, and am at the point where I am dragging myself to work every morning. I have no energy to do anything after work or on weekends, and spend my entire weekend recovering from extreme fatigue and prepping for the upcoming week. I am hating the fact that I always need to take work home, and am never able to enjoy after work hours or weekends without thinking about or dealing with work related stuff. I have seen doctors, and all the test results come back OK. However, they notice that I am under a lot of stress, and have suggested to consider leaving this profession as my stress level being so high. I am not good with playing games or dealing with politics, unfortunately. I had a horrible work environment where an admin and co-workers basically "bullied" me for the entire year in the past. I am now transferred to another school, but am just overwhelmed with student's behaviours. It is exhausting. There is no such place as a perfect workplace, and I am well aware of that. Regardless of which school or which class I teach, I am sure that there is something which probably bugs me. Everybody deals with these challenges in life, but I am just fed up. I know this shows me how weak (or even perhaps immature) I am, but am just at the wits' end now. Fortunately, Canadian teachers make much better money and have great pension plans and benefits than the US teachers. That makes me think a lot. (I am not doing this job purely for money at all, but one major thing holding onto this job at this point is money and pensions for the last few years.) I do not have any family members to depend on. I do not need as much money as I am making now, but am really worried about my future (retirement) if I quit this job. I do not feel like I am being able to show and do the best job I can do, and feel awful about it. I did care a lot more about my job, and was always thinking about how I would be able to support each child's learning. I still do think about such when planning, and feel so burnt out. I do not think my students are benefiting from me, as I am so drained and not as passionate or caring as before, perhaps. I am thinking that they should have another teacher who can care for them better pretty constantly. I am ready to leave, but do not know what I can do with my background. I have a BA, BEd, and MA in Education. I have spent a lot of time and money on PD, but also do not feel like I have expertise in a certain area, so consulting or any teaching related job seems to be out of the window. I am not thinking of pursuing a PhD and becoming a professor or researcher either. How can one who leaves teaching look for a job? (All my work experience is in teaching, so my resume is well catered for teaching jobs, but nothing else.) I am feeling so lost... I cannot continue like this for the next 20 years or more, but also do not know what to do next.