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What job most stressful ? Teacher or programmer ?

 
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Teacher are stressed, but how about programmer ?
 
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This question is based on a generalization, and there is no useful and true answer to this question.

Not all teachers are stressed. Not all programmers are stressed. It's impossible to say which of the two is more stressful in general, because it depends on many factors.

Do the job that you like most and that suits you best.
 
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It heavily depends on the school where you are teaching and the age of the pupils, I guess. But I would not want to be a teacher.
 
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I have been a teacher. I taugth 7th and 8th grade math at an inner-city school.  I was so stressed I was getting migranes and getting sick to my stomache every Friday night.  I survived one year at that job.

I've been a programmer for 18 years now. Never had one incident like the above.

I know which I think is more stressful.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:7th and 8th grade.



Which age group is that? Not everybody is familiar with the American (right?) school system.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:I have been a teacher. I taugth 7th and 8th grade math at an inner-city school.



Like Jan says, I bet you would have a different opinion had you had different circumstances.  Personally, I taught literacy to highly motivated inner-city adults and had a very rewarding experience.  
I've had stressful times as a teacher and stressful times as a programmer.  Neither of them were as stressful as doing sales on commission.  Not even my military service was that stressful!
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:. . . 7th and 8th grade . . .

About 11‑13 years old.
 
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My friend work as teacher, and he always complains about everything...Programmer sometimes need to do their job outside working hour especially the projects going to meet the deadline  
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:

fred rosenberger wrote:7th and 8th grade.



Which age group is that? Not everybody is familiar with the American (right?) school system.


My apologies.

Traditionally, in the U.S., 7th graders are 12-13, and 8th graders are 13-14.

However, in the school I taught, i had students up to age 15 - at leas one of whom was in the 7th grade. I had ten young ladies who had babies of their own. I had student who were on probation, who routinely met with their parole officers.  One day, a mom, who was a cop, came to school in uniform, in her cop car, put her own son in handcuffs, and took him away to juvinile detention.

To John Joe's recent post, teachers often work 10 hour days through the work week, and then additional hours on the weekend during the entire school year.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:. . . 7th and 8th grade . . .

About 11‑13 years old.



That is the worst group I think. Younger and they are still not that cheeky, older and they are more motivated for their exams. That age...they want to be cool by provoking the teacher. I am a little ashamed to say it, but I was a horrible brat when I was 14, 15. I would not like to be my 'own' teacher.
 
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I always thought that if I was going to be a teacher I would prefer middle school or college. but times change. it used to be, when I was that age, I was really into learning. when I got in high school I hated it.
I once had a friend who taught high school and he had to retire in his 40's because of the stress.
as for programming it has never caused me stress. but then I never worked for a company. I heard game programmers especially are stressed at "crunch time".
 
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Randall Twede wrote:as for programming it has never caused me stress. but then I never worked for a company.


So you work it as freelance ?
 
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I did write one program for a company as a freelance. I hope to get back into it. right now I just drink a lot of beer
well that's not completely true, visit my download page to check out my most recent work.
 
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Programming doesn't stress me but I have been doing it for 36 years. But I have watched many people my age walk out because they were too stressed about learning new stuff.  
I was a substitute high school teacher for a few weeks in college and it stressed me quite a bit. It was a very rough school and I looked like I was 15 at the time.
Computers must bend to my omnipotent will but that won't work in the classroom.
 
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The answer here makes sense....

https://www.quora.com/Which-job-is-more-stressful-a-teacher-or-a-programmer
 
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Teachers have two weeks holiday start from today due to school holiday
 
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Teaching and programming jobs are not comparable; different types. Programming is a job and teaching is not.

We are all - from a president of a country to a programmer -  are all results of a teacher.
 
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Prasad Saya wrote:. . . . Programming is a job and teaching is not. . . .

Please explain more.
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Prasad Saya wrote:. . . . Programming is a job and teaching is not. . . .

Please explain more.



Please think about all the things your teacher made you do (I mean all the teachers in all your education)? Teacher is not just one at the high school  teaching you math or science. There is a teacher for every one at every step of their lives. They guide you. They make you learn and think. They correct you. And learning is a life long process. One learns till one dies.
 
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How does that not make it a job?

When your parents educate you during your childhood (and maybe after) that's one of the jobs they do.
 
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Thats more than a job.  Its responsibility being a parent.
 
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Every job is a responsibility. There are jobs that are big responsibilities and there are jobs that are small ones.

Another point, say I have kids and I work at my programming job to feed them, is that not my responsibility as a parent too?
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:
However, in the school I taught, i had students up to age 15 - at leas one of whom was in the 7th grade. I had ten young ladies who had babies of their own. I had student who were on probation, who routinely met with their parole officers.  One day, a mom, who was a cop, came to school in uniform, in her cop car, put her own son in handcuffs, and took him away to juvinile detention.


Respect.
 
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