Is this normal- I hate my job. It is my first year teaching but i absolutely hate my job.lol- I hate inclusion, Is that normal? for first year sped teachers, I get tired of paperwork. I go to work every day at 6:00 am to prepare for the day, and I go home everyday at 6:30- so I feel like all I do is work. I wonder if I made a mistake going into my profession because I hate collaborating with so many people. Some days, are especially draining, with bad behaviors, and I don't like collaborating with the general ed teachers because they don't see me as an equal, because everyone is experienced, ( teaching 10 plus years) and I am first year- I don't like working with my kids, because they don't see me as a teacher either. so.... just venting... and was wondering if that was normal- I find myself looking up programs to get out of special ed, because it is so much to think about all the time. And I teach like 3 grades, so curriculum planning and annual goals are so hard to work out. So far, I've been doing good at work because I put so much work into it, however, I hate it-- Is this normal?