I formally left teaching in 2018 in Florida. I had a very rough class and didn't get an aid or support that I needed. My wife had the same thing the following year with her kindergarten class. I can confirm after subbing and meeting other subs who took over my class I found that the next teacher they hired quit as well. This class landed me in the ER and I had to quit. I subbed for a while and found that every school I went to the staff and admins were impressed with my ability to go into any classroom and my ability to be placed wherever needed. They actually called me on my cell phone and schools where I only subbed once called me to fill in a week slot. I was willing, able and they loved me coming in. I would have students who I subbed for only for twenty minutes come up to me and hug me or wave at me in the hall ways. It was rewarding but I needed something else. Needless to say I decided to take a printer sales job in North Carolina. I've been doing it for a few months now and really don't like it. It's constant calling prospects on the phone, manager badgering you, people hang up on you. Even my own customers don't want to attend a meeting with me. I'm the rookie at the bottom of the pole and am not fond of calling dozens of businesses each day. It's just getting busier and I'm expected to make more calls. I picked up my class photo and just stared at it. I'm quickly realizing I am not a salesman I am Mr.D. I'm thinking maybe I just gave up on teaching too soon. My second year was amazing! I convinced my students I was the best teacher in the world and they believed it. I got them all to dress up the same during our school photo and even made them their own tie die shirts for a parting gift. I would go back into it if the pay was better, I could get more support, and I could tackle a specials class like Art, Science, STEM or Tech. I appreciate your opinions and feedback. It would also be helpful to hear from any teachers who quit and went back into it.