When school buildings closed in March of 2020, I never thought it would change the outlook of my career. It was only my second year of teaching, and I was planning to stay in the education world for at least the next ten years. But when we started school again in the fall, my employer informed us we could only teach from home for eight weeks, regardless of how bad the cases were in my city or an individual’s health. I have been on leave ever since.
Have you taken leave or lost your job due to the pandemic? What has your experience been like?