What have I learned from my first year working as a Learning Support Assistant?
I work as an LSA with teenagers in a vocational college.
All of them have challenges to overcome.
All of them are unique.
All of them are to be valued.
But what have I learned?
I’ve learned that being a teenager today is tough.
I’ve learned that resilience and patience can’t be valued enough.
I’ve learned that working as part of a strong, supportive team makes all the difference.
The best part of my job, though, is that in our office the greeting go fuck yourself is a genuine term of endearment among my colleagues.
We have a strong sense of humour, which helps us to combat the stress we face everyday, and this humour keeps us sane. I wouldn’t swap a daily dose of go fuck yourself for anything,
And swearing is scientifically proven to help people deal with stress.
So, go fuck yourself on a daily basis.