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

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  1. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    :lol: Beth!!

    MAT-It's nice to hear that you still have positions coming up. The 6th grade position I applied for is actually a SS/Science. The P was looking through my materials, emailed me asking if I had science cert (which I don't!) so there goes any chance of that job being mine. :mad:
     
  2. MATgrad

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    That stinks!!! :(

    My garage and closets are now organized. I just hope the garbage men pick up all the stuff next to the curb.
     
  3. smalltowngal

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    Our realtor came by today so DH and I were cleaning like crazy this morning. I don't think our house has been this clean for awhile. We still have to steam clean the carpets though. If we do move, I'm really going to miss this house. :(
     
  4. MATgrad

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    I would love to get rid of my house! We paid 130,000 for it two years ago. Today the tax bill says its worth 90,000. ARGH!!!!!
     
  5. smalltowngal

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    We were surprised when she told us how much it would be. We paid $122,000 2 years ago, she said she was going to put it on the market for $142,500.
     
  6. Amberlyn_00

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    I agree. :) I've had a pretty depressing summer of interviews..but I keep going to school with a smile :) :) knowing if I keep meeting people and keep talking, people will remember me and I'll eventually find "the one" job I was meant for :)
     
  7. MATgrad

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    Feeling pretty low tonight. I got a call to pick up some pictures that I had forgotten about. I go pick them up and they're pictures of my class from last year. Pictures of the living museum, math jamminators projects, science experiments and field day. I could barely look at them. I was blessed with an amazing class that learned so much. Why can't I find a happy little school that will be happy to have me?

    What did I go back to school to for? So P's can be ticked that I took initiative to try for an interview. To go on interviews and be made to feel like an imbecile because of non-renewal. To get the "Dear Jane Doe" rejection letters.

    I can't bring myself to sub anymore. I did it for two years. It was thankless. I got no respect from students, teachers or admins. It did not open doors for me.

    Sorry for my rambling but I don't think that I will get a teaching position this year. I'm trying to scrape the funds together to finish my reading endorsement. Reality is really settling in for me. Good night ladies and gentleman.
     
  8. smalltowngal

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    MAT-I'm feeling pretty low myself as well. I have done everything that I can think of and more to get a job around here. Nothing is working! I sometimes think that its me, and begin to wonder what is wrong with me. But then I'm taking a masters class and the professor constantly tells me how well I'm doing and that I'm right on track and he'd love to be a student in my class. Why can't principals see that? What do I need to make sure that they see what my prof sees? That is what is keeping me going right now. I know from what I read in my masters classes and the responses I get from my dicussions that I'm doing the right thing regarding education and once a principal takes a chance on me, then I will show them how passionate I am about teaching and good I really am.
    This sucks that we're going through this, but we can build each other up until we get jobs.
     
  9. txmomteacher2

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    Ok I have to join this club today. Actually I could have and should have joined long ago but you can't be "cured" until you admit you have a problem. Anyway I was IMing my cousin who is a teacher but working in another profession because she left teaching about 2 years ago because she just couldn't stand teaching. Anyway a little background. She graduated the December before I did. She got a job mid term, which I know it can be done but is usually hard pressed. Anyway she taught 1/2 year and HATED it. She and her hubby move to another state. When they moved she decided not to teach. Anyway fast forward a few years. Hubby and her get a divorce she moves back to Texas. Has one interview at one school gets the job. leaves at the end of the year, well is not asked back. Anyway the other day we were IMing and I found a job announcement at a charter school for her certs. So I tell her about it. She applies, she gets the freaking job. BTW we don't have the same certs. Anyway she is a self proclaimed hater of teaching who only wants to teach because yes it is a better pay check. Has never stayed at a school more than one year. Every interview she has ever gone on she gets the job. I on the other hand, love teaching, love the kids and really want to be teaching and not just for the paycheck can't find a job to save my life. I have been on at least 9 interviews this year and just can't seem to get over the hump of the interview. I just want to know when is the insanity of this all going to end.
     
  10. Master Pre-K

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    Just passing thru. Been reading along. Checking in to see how everyone is doing. Sorry to hear about all the ups and downs. Hope things get better real soon.

    I am trying desperately to keep my sanity. My mom is losing hers, so I guess the rest of the family has to lose ours also in the process. She is having trouble in the nursing home. Starting to lose her memory, and feeling a bit paranoid. Calls all of us all day, saying she needs us! I am so upset because I love my parents dearly, but I need this job! I am afraid when she calls, I don't know what to do because I can't tell if she is really in trouble or just calling because she is lonely. I thought about taking off a day twice to go check on her. I keep visiting, and things are okay, but she calls all hours of the day, and leaves me frightning messages... ("I am really sick, please come help me.") and I call and even call the nurses and nothing is wrong...

    I can't get myself all worked up about this, and depressed. When I check my messages, I get all upset hearing what she says.

    When I was off all summer...this didn't happen at all... Now I finally found a job, and I can't afford to get upset and take time off to rush out to see my mom...when I realize nothing is really wrong..except she wants attention. It is heartbreaking. :(
     
  11. smalltowngal

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    txmomteacher-that stinks! I had a friend that got a job mid year, taught for one more year then opened up her own preschool in a neighboring town. So I know getting hired mid year is doable. People like your cousin really upset me. There are genuine teachers out here that are passionate about teaching that don't have jobs because of people like your cousin, only in it for the paycheck and get "lucky". (no offense to your cousin)
     
  12. kinderkc

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    Txmom- How frustrating! She must be good at "bs-ing" ppl to get a job so easy!!! Not fair!

    MasterPre-k- How upseting. I know thats a hard situation.
     
  13. txmomteacher2

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    Small- no offense taken I'm kind upset by the whole thing too. Well she must have gotten the bs-ing genes from our dad's side of the family.
     
  14. MATgrad

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    People like that irritate the "shillalies" out of me. It's like that in every profession. The people with true passion get their teeth knocked in on a daily basis while BS artists are rewarded. There should be classes on "BSing your way into a job."

    I found out earlier that one of the LTS positions is not going to be posted since it's only 6 weeks. The kids will have a long-term sub rather than a certified teacher to save money. It's now been one month since my last interview.

    I can barely sleep at night now. I get about 5 hours a night then I can't sleep anymore. Unfortunately unless I was able to sub every, single day the unemployment still pays more money. If I work and make more than $45, I start to lose benefits. How does that encourage me to work???

    Maybe I should start my own charter school! First rule AtoZ members get hired first. Second rule: I don't care how long you've been teaching or who you know. If you have no passion, sorry I'm not hiring you.
     
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    Just got bad news. The other leave position is gone. They ended up doing another reduction in force. :(

    I'm having the hardest time holding it together. I want nothing more than to just curl up, feel sorry for myself and cry my eyes out.
     

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