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

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

  1. Weazy

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    Does your DH have to be hired on at a PD before he can go through training? Is this his dream? Sounds as if you two are very supportive of each other, and that is good. When my sons were very young, my DH and I went through some very lean times. The company he worked for at the time was going under, but he felt as though he couldn't leave. He continued to work for them even though he didn't get paid. I wasn't making very much--a little more than minimum wage. (I didn't have my degree and wasn't teaching--had a job I hated) To be honest, I don't know how we did it, but we did. There were some tense times, because I would want to quit my job, but I couldn't as long as he continued to work for nothing. Eventually, DH found another job and I went back to school (but I had to work part-time :() I guess things work out in their own time. I do know we do not take anything for granted. Everything will work out for the two of you, too. good things come to those who wait, and wait, and wait--but they do come. Does the Texas Department of Education have a site that lists all the teacher positions that are open? Ohio does--at least most of them. Maybe you can check that out. Maybe you and your hubby can do something special this weekend and get yourself recharged for next week!
     
  2. smalltowngal

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    No, DH doesn't have to be on the PD before going through training. The training is completely separate from the PD, though the training is actually for him to be a police officer in the Air National Guard. After he goes through the training, it might actually might be easier for him to get a job in a PD. But we don't know when training starts, and until then we have to find something.
     
  3. lilmisses1014

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    :( :mad: :hugs::hugs::hugs::hugs::hugs:

    Don't you dare ask "What the hell is wrong with me?" again!! The REAL question is, "What the hell is wrong with THEM?!?" Seriously. They suck.

    You know I can relate. Every day is harder and harder that I don't get a call for an interview. Sometimes I feel like I need an IV of an anti-depressant to carry around with me just to make it through the day. :(

    Maybe this will put a smile on your face:
    :beatdeadhorse: Just pretend that you're the smilie person and that the horsie you're beating represents the schools that were stupid enough to not offer you a job.

    :hugs:

    I haven't had any sub jobs yet. I'm supposedly only in one district right now b/c I'm waiting for a reference to get to my dream district. However, the district in which I'm supposed to sub has messed up/lost my paperwork once and nothing has happened since I went in two weeks ago to fill out everything AGAIN. BAH!!

    MAT, I'm thrilled your interview went well!! Let's hope next week brings wonderful news your way!!
     
  4. smalltowngal

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    If you find that IV of anti-depressant, send it my way!! I could use it as well. That did put a smile on my face so thank you for that. I have two emails out for aide positions and one for an admin asst position. If nothing happens, I'm going to call the daycare to see if they are still hiring.
     
  5. Beth561

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    Hey Everyone,
    Thanks so much for understanding. You guys are truly my secret weapon that I can always count on to soothe my hurt feelings and take away the hurt from my bruised ego when I feel that the whole world (or at least my school district) is doing everything in their power to knock me off my feet and keep me down.
    BTW, I didn't even get notified in my email that there were any replies, I should have known better and now I do.:)
    Thanks again.
    P.S. STG-I know how you feel, the interview that I went on was with my old Ap who wanted me to work with him and did everything he could to help me--and I still didn't get an offer(but neither did the person whose letter I received:p)
    And lilmisses(with sweet piggy): you're right.They do suck.
     
  6. UVAgrl928

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    I had to sign on here as soon as I got home... I got a job! I had contacted a principal by email on Wednesday, Thursday we set up an interview for Friday, and so today I drove up there to interview, and man was it worth it! For something that was so spur of the moment, it totally paid off!

    I was at the school for about an hour and a half, and about 15 minutes into my drive home, I got a phone call offering me the job. One thing that is really awesome is that the current teacher is moving to an ESOL research position, so she will still be working with my students on a regular basis, and will be a great resource for me as a first year teacher! And, I inherit all of her materials!!!

    The only downside is that I have to relocate, so I have to rent out my current place, and find a new place to live.... but I can finally say I HAVE A JOB!!!!
     
  7. tgpii

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    This is not a teacher thing. The world economy sucks. Too many people did/are going

    This is not a teacher thing. The world economy sucks. Too many people did/are going into teaching for the wrong reasons. Why does a teacher average pay start at $30,000.00 while some CEO of a financial company declares bankruptcy and walks away with millions? If teaching is not working out find a related field/job. Children publishing, park districts, DCFS, ECT.
    :sorry:
     
  8. DHE

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    Congrats to you, it sounds like a good situation
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    Congrats, UVA!!
     
  10. MATgrad

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    GO UVA!!! Dance around and sing "We are the champions."
     
  11. MATgrad

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    Ok, P was supposedly making decision today. I'm starting to think it's a no-go since I haven't heard anything back yet. There is now an ESE position open at the school. I feel the waves of chocolate craving coming on.
     
  12. smalltowngal

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    There is still time, MAT!! I had a P call me at 7:00 pm to offer me a job before so don't give up hope yet. The only jobs I seem to be attracting are for part time for no money and less hours. Depressing!
     
  13. MATgrad

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    I am trying to hold out and think positive thoughts. I'm eating veggie soup instead of chocolate at least and I did make some bread today. It's just crushing me the not knowing part. I would like to know either way.

    Last year I went on two interviews and got hired. This year I'm up to 12 without an offer.
     
  14. smalltowngal

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    Its very hard to continue to think positive when you keep getting knocked down. I applied at a daycare today. I'm not sure if its full time or part time or how much they pay, but this is the daycare that my DD went to when I was teaching and so I know many of the teachers and the owner. The owners are a married couple. The husband runs it while the wife is a reading specialist for the district. We'll see if he calls and if its FT or PT and how much they pay. I pretty much have a bank job if I want it; however, its only PT and its only between 9 and 12 hours per week even though I can pick up additional hours up to 30 but it only pays $9/hr. AGH!!! And the PDs that DH is applying for won't even test until Nov.
     
  15. lilmisses1014

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    MAT, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

    STG, so true about staying positive... especially when you feel as though others around you aren't being understanding and supportive. I feel like members of my DH's family (thankfully not my husband) who think there's something wrong with me, that I'm too lazy to go out and seek these jobs. They're all in fields that constantly have openings and not a single one of them had a problem landing a great job.

    Anyway, maybe the daycare will be a good opportunity for you. I hope you're called about it!! Would that mean free (or greatly reduced) daycare for your DD?

    ETA: Congrats to you, UVA!!! Excellent! :D
     
  16. smalltowngal

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    lilmisses-I don't know if it would be free, but it should be reduced.

    On another note, has anyone read the post in the behavior management forum? You'll know which one I'm talking about.
     
  17. forensicteacher

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    I try to stay positive and hopeful in finding a teaching job, but sometimes I feel that nobody wants me or I lack something.
    I sometimes feel mad at the people from my last job (which I resign). I felt the Principal was not supportive at all, she hired a chairperson who was unprofessional and jealous of me and under qualify. This CP was kissing the P's butt so she can do whatever she wanted (and she did). I lost respect of the CP when I noticed that she have no idea what she was doing (CP has no degree in Education), by the way is a private school. The other teachers in my department were new (no education degree also), and they were kissing the CP's butt. THis was my second year and I was the only teacher in my department left from the previous year (since 2 teachers left for public schools and one was not asked back) The CP was mostly communicating more with the other teachers and isolating me. She also was giving me bad reviews on my observation, which she focus on pointless stuff , instead of helping me become a better teacher.(that is when I noticed she was incompetent). When I told the P about it, she immediately defended her and attacked me. I also told the P that I need this CP to back off because I could not do my job. This Cp was telling me in the beginning that I would not finish the curriculum, which I did. When she (CP) knew that I was not coming back, then she was giving me good remarks. I decided to quit, cause I knew that the CP was going to decide for me to not comeback and the P was going to accept that.I couldn't work there anymore, I felt stress from them. No support and I hate coming and seeing this other stupid teachers in my department isolating me. At the end when I told the P I was resigning and told her what was going on with the department she said that it was a good choice for me to leave. I just feel this people that are not qualify won.
    Now I am certify and I have been to 4 interviews and they never called me back. Right now I am going to be tutoring. Hopefully in Feb. I ll find a teaching job.
     
  18. MATgrad

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    I'm trying to keep my spirits up today. I have to-do list for the house. I keep trying to remind myself that I have done all that I can do. I did well in the interview. I've sent a handwritten thank you. There are two elementary positions. If it's meant to be it will be. There is nothing wrong me!!

    There is nothing wrong with any of us. Getting a job period is full of politics and popularity contests.
     
  19. txmomteacher2

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    That's exactly what it is - a popularity contest. I have been telling everyone that this year.

    Well I hope that you get your list done, because I make one and then I sit here ALL dang day and look for jobs on the internet or I sleep. I have a house full of company this weekend so maybe that will help my motivation to clean house. Of course it is just my MIL and BIL and frankly I don't give a rats behind what they think. (that's whole nother thread) Hubby and I have decided that I am going to start applying out of state. We can afford to move and the kids will adjust. Just think it's two more days until the weekend. I dont know about you guys but the weekends for me are a lot less stressful becuase I know that NO one is getting interviews or jobs during the weekend.
     
  20. smalltowngal

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    I did clean the house last night and finished up this morning. I sit here and look for job posting with no success. I try to stay positive, but it is so hard. I get calls to sub at 645 or 700 in the morning and just don't want to get up and face a school and staff that maybe I should be a part of. Is that stupid to think that way?
     

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