Care to join my Rum, Tums, and Depression Club???

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by rookieABC123, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. reverie

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    I hear ya, MAT. The tears seem to come easily lately. All I ever get from anyone is, "Have you found a job yet?" Uh, no, I think I would have mentioned it! I've even been looking outside of teaching but haven't had luck there either. :(
     
  2. smalltowngal

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    Huge :hugs: MAT!!! We are in this together because I'm finding it harder and harder to hold it together as well. I'm not sure exactly what I'm supposed to get out of this waiting. I did talk to the principal's secretary at the neighboring district with the 6th grade position. She said that he hasn't even started the interviewing process and probably wouldn't until next week, probably mid week. I'm going to email him after I see exactly what date the certification test is. And tell him that I have registered to take the science test and want to interview for the position. I haven't had a teaching interview since beginning of Sept. Getting.really.depressed.
     
  3. MATgrad

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    Sending some hugs your way too. I'm off to the library now. Time to return some books and get some new ones. I got a really good one waiting for me about election politics.
     
  4. lilmisses1014

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    I hate how everything has to be so frustrating!! My dream district doesn't have any openings right now, and another district is still waiting for funding before they can say whether or not they have openings. I'm wondering if this is all worth being separated hundreds of miles from my husband... our anniversary is coming up soon and I don't even have the money to buy him a nice gift. :(
     
  5. Yank7

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    I wonder ,with all the problems with administrators,paper work,misbehaving children.parents and so on that you read about and experience in teaching today,do people teach because they really love the job or do they teach because they have no other alternative.
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    For me Yank, it really is because I love teaching. I can't see myself doing anything else, and I have thought about getting out of the profession and nothing else appeals to me.
     
  7. Master Pre-K

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    I think considering everything going on these days... when I realize what I do, I am glad...

    I couldn't imagine working in a bank now. Am I wrong to say I am glad Washington Mutual fell apart?? They put me in checksystems!!!!!

    Uh... does this mean if they go out of business when Chase takes over... that may drop off?? ;)
     
  8. Beth561

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    Sorry MPK but no, checksystem is a reporting agency that works sort of like the credit report in that it can give a financial institution background information concerning your overdrafts. Hopefully, it has not kept you from being able to open another checking account.
    P.S. How are things in pre-k land?
     
  9. Beth561

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    :eek:HEY!!!-Lilmisses,
    What happened to the pig?
    I miss him.:(
     
  10. MATgrad

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    For me it is because I have an absolute passion for it. I am constantly trying to brainstorm ways to help the students. I do know of the person who is only teaching because it's the only thing they can do with themselves. It's written all over their faces.

    The thought of having to return to corporate fills me with dread. There is no creativity. There are no minds to inspire. There is only profit to make and orders to follow.
     
  11. Master Pre-K

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    And...everything is about sales. Sell this, sell that. Add the protection plan. I would have been content as a customer service rep (part time) and a sub during the day. I like helping people, solving problems, and looking up info, etc. I do not like trying to sell stuff to every single person who calls, especially when they are mad, sad, older..and I can tell they don't neeed nothing elese!
     
  12. lilmisses1014

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    I'm sorry! I thought I'd put up a wedding pic since 1) it's autumn, 2) my second anniversary is coming up, and 3) it's happy. :)

    For you, though, I'll put him back up. Then maybe I'll switch back to the obligatory "hands linked to show the rings on top of the bridal bouquet" shot. :D
     
  13. Master Pre-K

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    pre-k land....a mixture of kids who talk too much and those who don't talk at all!

    biggest issue...the aide from "I could be A Teacher" land, who is not a teacher, and the people who keep telling me we are a team. I can't give her anything to do without her questioning me, trying to change it, add on to it, buy something else to go with it. I don't know what she thinks my bank accounts look like, but needless to say...I got just enough to keep the accounts open!

    I can't stress this enough guys...believe something good will come your way...and in the meantime, go to those garage sales, pick up stuff that is ridiculously low priced, and build up your hope chest of things for your class...because I tell you, when you get the job, you will have to try so hard to get that classroom together, knowing you will probably spend that first check on bills, food, gas, who knows!

    and it is crazy...it's like moving into your first aparment, or new house, and you still have newspaper in the windows. I think that's why they came up with those cool paper shades. Because people don't have the time or money to get real curtains, shades or blinds yet...and don't want to look tacky with the newspaper... but that's all you can do!
     
  14. Master Pre-K

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    awwww I missed it! can I see it again???

    congrats on your anniversary!

    It's good to be happy!

    Find happiness where it is, and stay there for awhile!

    going to make a big breakfast, and make myself happy...
     
  15. Beth561

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    Oh, lilmisses,
    Thanks so much:hugs:
    Happy Anniversary-hope you and your husband have a wonderful day, celebrating your love for each other.:love:
    P.S. does he know how lucky he is?:)
     
  16. Beth561

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    I'd love to work with you!:hugs:


    Hang in there buddy, it will get better. :love:
     
  17. rookieABC123

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    Hello All,
    I can't believe this thread is still alive. I feel guilty because I haven't posted here for awhile. I started this thread and I am really glad to see that is helping so many that are going through or went through this horrible thing called trying to land a full time teaching job. Wow, who thought it would be this hard. :banghead:
    I have been reading through most of the posts recently and my heart truly goes out to all of you struggling or depressed. Master Pre-K, I am so sorry to hear about you mom. That must be extremely difficult--I don't know if I could ever be able to handle that--Be Strong!
    SpedTeach--I feel for you. I am special ed also and I thought I would really have an easier time getting something. I finally did but it wasn't easy. Since you are special ed get out there and start making connections. Most districts in my area are hurting for homebound teacher especially in special ed. That's how I made the connections I needed to get a job. Good luck to you.

    You all are in my thoughts. I hope it comforts some of you to know that people out there really care about what your going through!!
     
  18. rookieABC123

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    Hey SpedTeach--just read in another post that you did get a job as a Resource teacher--same as me!! CONGRATS!!!
     
  19. timsterino

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    Hugs to you MAT, from one Floridian to another. I have decided to Sub. :( I am biting my tongue accepting an $11 something an hour job that will undoubtedly give me an ulcer. But hey, I have to make ends meet. I am still looking for a full-time job but at this point I am not that hopeful. Most Principals do not even reply to my resume. I do not even get rejections - no acknowledgements.

    Even though I have my Bachelors degree and SOE in three areas, I still have to pay for and go to Substitute Teacher training at Broward College in Broward County. I think teaching is the only profession where we have to pay in thousands of dollars just to get a job.

    Hugs and luck going your way, MAT.
     
  20. smalltowngal

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    Well, I have decided that this is going to be a positive week for both me and my DH. I have contacted a P in a neighboring district about a job and am waiting for his response. I'm taking a certification test next month in Science so hopefully that will get me a job mid year. If nothing comes fof this, then I will get a job at a daycare if need be.
     

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