Been there, done that, and continuing to do all of the above with a slowly developing carefree attitude in order to maintain my sanity. It is what it is.
You've mentioned your frustrations in "Your Perfect Job". What you're experiencing will not go away unless you have support in the form of another human being. I'm sure you've read countless of other posts where therapists have voiced similar concerns. What I've found among most SLPs is that we have this "people pleaser" complex, frequently going above and beyond what is humanly possible. Unfortunately, the bending backwards gig never receives adequate recognition and the workload doesn't stop growing. The lack of support sounds like it's not going to change in the immediate future - such is the case in many school-based settings. However, the positive attribute of being an SLP is the flexibility working in a variety of settings and populations: private, clinic, rehab, adult, etc. Explore these options before completely throwing in the towel. You sound like an intelligent and conscientious person, Rosie. Don't let this experience - or the people who just don't *get it* - drag you down.
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