Isobel Smith, known to all as Billie, was one of the first Guidance teachers in the early 1970s and became Assistant Headteacher of one of Edinburghâ€™s new comprehensives. She has recounted her experiences in a humane and humorous book, Fancy Being Paid for This. The title speaks volumes for Billieâ€™s approach to work. Teaching for her was not a chore. It was a pleasure.