I was given the opportunity to fill in for the Vice Principal at work recently, and it was a learning experience. Turns out, I AM a nasty bitch! Who knew?! Thanks, Smoking Student, for pointing that out to me. Also, thank you for the directions "Go back to the pasture with the other cows" because really, I had no idea what else I should be doing.
Being an administrator is a lot like being a teacher, except without the good parts. You don't get to talk endlessly to a captive audience. Instead, you do crowd control. Rather than having fun conversations with happy students, you get to have exchanges like the one mentioned above. (My part in all that was to ask the smokers to come inside the building and go to class, now that the bell had gone. Just in case you were wondering what exactly I did to be called such creative names.) On the up side, I was able to go pee whenever I wanted, which is a fantastic perk.
I'm not sure I'd want to be in an office full-time. I like teaching. I like being in my classroom, doing what I love. I really enjoy spending time with most of my students, and I would get tired of being the Big Meanie pretty fast. But for a day every now and then, it's a nice change. And my bladder appreciates the break.