Hi there. This is a long one, but I am in crisis mode, and I would so appreciate some thoughts. Some background before I get into the thick of it: I have a Master's in Education, and taught a core subject for 3 years in another state before relocating for my husband's job. We moved from a very suburban place where jobs in my subject were fairly easy to come by, to a place where I have only seen one position in my subject open up in the last 3 years. I was up for that position 2 years ago, and did not get that job. (I suspect because I am not a coach, they went with someone who could coach.) I had worked for a year in this school district subbing, making fairly decent pay for a sub. I was highly sought after as a sub, and was never hurting for assignments. Maybe that also contributed to why they hired another candidate? I've heard it can happen. After that opportunity was lost, I found a position at another "school". It's not a public school, or even a parochial school, but a non-profit school that teaches natural resources classes to visiting schools. I am actually the only certified teacher there. Basically it's a field trip destination, but one that is nationally accredited. At first that job was part time, and then later in moved to a full time position. Despite taking a $6k pay cut from my last job, I enjoyed the work. I was teaching outdoors, taking kids snowshoeing, hiking, cross country skiing, canoeing, all while teaching. Albeit I am teaching outside of my subject area, but I've grown into the curriculum since then, and feel comfortable enough in it. I could deal with the pay cut, because I enjoyed work. I liked my coworkers. I could even deal with the fact that I often have to work a noon to 8pm shift because we are catering to overnight groups (we don't stay the night on campus, just the visiting school). But lately the environment at work has been toxic. My immediate manager was fired 8 months ago, without warning or the chance to improve their performance. It has made me fearful that they could be building a case against me only to ambush me later. I had reached a point I felt okay in my position, but recently I was hit with some personal tragedies and health issues that have made me call in sick from work, or take personal time (best friend's suicide, my mother being in a crippling car crash that almost killed her, and flares of my chronic illness). I thought they were fairly understanding that I've had a bad couple of months, but I was meeting with my manager to disclose my chronic illness, when they told me that they wanted to talk to me anyway about my absences. Essentially, they had text message screen shots showing how many times I'd been ill, left work, or had to call in from work. I have never gone over my allotted sick time, or personal time. Essentially from the meeting I got a few things: come in to work if it's a bad cold (I am one of those who doesn't want to get others sick, call me crazy). Your chronic illness is legitimate, so we can't expect you to teach when you're having a flare, but you are responsible for covering your illness (ie asking a coworker to cover). And for the one week of the year we are expected to do this one physical activity my doctor says I shouldn't do, I need a doctor's note. More and more, I am feeling like the pay is not worth the things I have to put up with. I do the tasks and have the responsibilities of two full time employees for barely a livable wage (if I weren't married, I couldn't live off what I make). My job is incredibly physically demanding (cross country skiing in -20ºF temps, snowshoeing with a 25lb pack on, hauling 12 canoes off trailers, etc). My hours have put a distance between me and my husband, since I often don't get home until 8pm-10pm depending on the season, and I have to work Saturdays and Sundays. I feel like my every move is scrutinized at work. I had to get my CDL bus driver's license, and am expected to drive buses that are rusted out and barely pass inspection. I teach lessons, I write curriculum, I schedule the groups coming in, I act as customer service rep to rude visiting schools and vacationers, bending over backward to make people happy, and I take care of our animals in our care. All for $30k. All of this alone is enough to make me quit. I have been doing this for 2 years, and the thought of quitting makes me so happy. But with how things were 2 years ago, trying to find a job, I'm looking at the prospect of subbing again until something opens up in my subject area, at one of the schools in a 35 minute drive. It's a rural area, and most of the teaching staff up here are in their 30s and 40s. It might be like jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire. My husband brought up the fact that if I take the time to sub, I could have more days off to study for a Praxis exam to add other certifications to my license, and really apply myself to that task, opening up possible job opportunities. I also have a side hustle that makes me more than a little bit of money, and with more days free, I could create a greater body of work to sell (I always find that time is a factor in how successful I am with it). I could accept or leave as many assignments as I want, and not look like a flake for taking care of my body on bad days. And though the pay isn't amazing, I'd still be taking a pay cut. We don't rely on my salary, but of course being a two-income household is better than being a one-income. Would you quit this toxic work environment without promise of a new job coming available even in the next year or so?