On being a teacher : encounters of interns/help from the experienced teacher -- Starting the job : interns, first-year teachers, experienced teachers in new schools -- Earning a professional reputation -- And I used to think I could get along with anyone! Part I : dealing with students and parents -- And I used to think I could get along with anyone! Part II : dealing with school personnel -- Why didn't somebody warn me? -- Whaddid I get? -- I guess I would do it all over again!