Hi Everyone! I am a 34 year-old office professional who has applied to a teaching program and is considering becoming an elementary school teacher in California. I have been doing research on the internet regarding job satisfaction and it's SCARY! I love teaching and I love kids, but there are SO MANY posts from teachers urging people not to go into teaching and warning those considering the field not to at all costs. I am starting to get the impression that the vast majority of teachers hate their job. I would be most grateful to any teachers who would share their experience and advice about whether they would recommend the field to others. Thanks so much!