I REFER to the report 'They are among the lowest paid' (The New Paper, 12 Jul), on how pre-school teachers are among the lowest paid in Singapore.
I am a 20-year-old pre-school teacher. I have been working in this line for two years.
When people first found out about my choice of career, I received many discouraging responses, most of which were related to the low salary.
But my reply to them is that this is the job that I love and I have never regretted doing it, till this very day.
The salary may be low, but think about those smiles and all those hugs and kisses that you get from the children in your class.
The children put a smile on my face whenever I am down and make me giggle with their silly antics.
It is not just about us teachers trying to reach out to them and touch their hearts. It is also about how they touch our lives.
The sense of satisfaction and contentment that I get at the end of the day is priceless.
So while some may complain about the low pay, they must remember that there are intangible parts of the job that make up for it.
It is important to be passionate about what you do, and not to take on a job strictly for money.
FROM READER MAS SURYANTI SUNARYO
This article was first published in The New Paper.