In this chapter I describe how, in face-to-face interviews, Finnish comprehensive-school teachers talked about their work and how they saw it had changed during the previous ten years or so. Four themes are in focus here. The first concerns the tasks that the teachers considered necessary in their work. The second is about the demands they felt were placed on them by their environment, namely society, the authorities, the media, parents and pupils. The third theme is to do with the competences the interviewees considered necessary for being a successful teacher at the time, and the fourth covers the change they had experienced in their work during the previous decade.