I was a solicitor for 4 years before becoming a teacher because I love and want to help kids. Two and a half years later, major major burnout. Debilitating depression. Because of exactly this. I could have written this article myself. As a lawyer, I had an admin assistant to allow me to do what I was trained to do. As a teacher, I didn't and parents and kids viewed me sometimes with disdain, as the 'hired help.' This profession needs a complete overhaul. I hope one day we could esteem teachers like they do in the Netherlands and Finland. Imagine the standard of teaching and care kids would recieve if teachers weren't burning out as a par of course and instead were supported and cared for.