It has its ups and downs, like any job.
Pro: I'm surrounded by children all day. I love kids. They say stuff that makes me laugh out loud and will imagine the most insane things. They are entertained by the most random things. They have the most incredible smiles, the type adults have forgotten how to use. Plus I'm like a 6 yr old at heart so I love children toys and make an awesome play person.
Con: I'm surrounded by children all day. They never stop talking. They make messes out of everything. Their logic and social circuits aren't quite there yet so they are hard to reason with. They whine and cry about the stupidist things.
Mostly, I love it. Nap time, however....nap time is a hellish war zone. I would get rid of it personally. Some of the class sleeps, but I think they could all easily go without it. And probably sleep better each night for it. I just have a few kids who seriously act out during nap. One needs to be on some meds: screaming, kicking, laughs maniacally and spits in your face. Only during nap. It's like being forced to lie down makes him CRAZY. Super ADHD? Other kids will likely be in special class once they hit "real" school, and just make farting noises and stuff. If I punish, they do more. If I reward for not doing, they start doing it. If I try to talk to them logically, nothing. If I ignore them, they do it louder until it can't be ignored. And since it makes other kids laugh or wakes them up, I basically get in a war everyday during nap time. Not helping is fact that the room is insanely hot and we have been strictly told not to mess with the thermostat. I would never hit a child, but when I'm burning up and angry and frustrated, the thought has crossed my mind. Shamefully, but it's been there: "I wish I could hit you, maybe then you'd listen. Would you understand that I'm not playing around?"
The daycare is kinda shady also. Awesome facility, crap management. They have too many kids and not enough employees (which is illegal in childcare, there is suppose to be a set ratio of like 1:10) so they will pull employees from other areas and try to fool parents. Except they are retarded about it. Like today, they put the secretary in our room for 20 minutes while some parents were picking their kids up. The parents aren't stupid, they know she's the secretary and is not in there all day. So the parents are mad now, and the director is stupid and doesn't care. She keeps adding more kids to our room even though there is no room. Literally. All the tables all full. There is no more floor space at nap time. But she insists, and tells us to work it. Everyone hates her. One parent may be complaining to the state to see if the center can get sued.
Well as I wrote this I drank half a bottle of wine so it kinda turned ranty. Oh well. Summary: Like the job, except for nap time, want to stab director lady in the face.
Edit: And no luck on 2nd job. Library thing fell through. Barnes and Noble interviewed and I really thought I would get it, but then got a "sorry no thanks" letter. Red Lobster is still mad at more for quitting, which is stupid and frustrating because I know they are short people and need the help.