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

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

  1. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    Ugh, that sucks, lilmiss!!!
    You could always relocated to Texas!!!! All you'd have to do is take a test. :D
     
  2. MATgrad

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    lilmisses that just completely blows! I don't get why they would be so interested in someone that took two weeks to get back to them. That's R-U-D-E.

    Let's keep our heads up. It's mid-year opening time. Money would be good.
     
  3. lilmisses1014

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    Thanks for sympathizing with me!! :)

    You know, I was offered a sixth grade teaching position in Houston back in '06. The district came to a job fair when I was student teaching (and it was required that I attend) and since no one was in line at their table I decided to talk to them. I had no intention on going to work for their school, but figured the interview practice would be good.

    It's funny looking back, because I had no intention on relocating. The job fair was held shortly after DH was accepted to law school, so we were "bound" to OH for the next four years. My, how things change. Anyway, I wouldn't mind living in Texas (I was born there! :D), but it seems like jobs are growing increasingly hard to find there, too.

    Money would be very good. :)
     
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  4. emmakate218

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    Texas is calling you to come back home. :)
     
  5. smalltowngal

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    lilmiss-yeah, jobs are hard to come by everywhere, but TX still has some available. AND, I have a few law connections for your DH. ;)
     
  6. MATgrad

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    Another day passes and another day with no new postings and more bad budget news. I'm getting ready to have a yard sale in a couple of weeks. Isn't anyone going to retire/quit/move?
     
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    Hey MAT,
    I don't know what to do.
    Beth
     
  8. smalltowngal

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    :whistle:


    That's me being bored!
     
  9. MATgrad

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    I'm under a heated blanket because I'm not allowed to use the heater. I'm watching movies on the computer but I'm B-O-R-E-D. I could be doing something productive like teaching but that would require a school to actually GASP return my calls.
     
  10. FutureFLTeacher

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    I so sorry to hear that everyone is having such a tough time finding a position...then again, it makes me feel better knowing it's just not me in that boat! ;)

    I'm taking yet another certification test the end of February but I'm beginning to wonder how much good it will do....:unsure: I figure it can't hurt to have too many certifications under my belt.

    Here's hoping 2009 proves to be a fantastic year for us all and that we eventually find the perfect teaching jobs! :thumb:
     
  11. smalltowngal

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    MAT-I know how you feel! It would be nice to be in front of my own class instead of sitting here playing on the computer. And I've been waiting for 2 weeks for an answer to an interview I had right before break. I should hear this week about the interview I had last Thursday. Keeping everything crossed! There was a 4th grade position posted in a different district. I've emailed the principal but haven't heard anything yet. Keep the faith girls!!! I know it's hard. :hugs: to us all!
     
  12. Jem

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    Ok, I'm jumping in here now.

    I'm not looking to stay in education, so I won't bore you with the details of my depressing search. But let's just say it's as bad in other areas, too. I am a very skilled, very qualified person. And yet everything I find requires 2-3 years in the field. What are career changers suppose to do? We don't even qualify for an internship like college students do! I can't even muster up any connections, as all my connections are in schools!

    Sigh.
     
  13. emmakate218

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    We're imprisioned by our education degrees and certifications...that simple. :mellow:
     
  14. smalltowngal

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    And it sucks! I'm hoping to stay in education; however, if nothing comes up soon, I'm going to have to look elsewhere.
     
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    I have to admit I am pretty down today. I have been down for the last week or so, but today for some reason is especially bad. I have been looking for jobs outside of education as well, because I think perhaps my lack of experience is keeping me back, but I need a full time job to pay my bills. I can't seem to find anything. I am trying to be positive but today... it escapes me. :(
     
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    I am so mad. I interviewed for a position in my district back in October. From everything I had heard, no one had been hired and I assumed they were going to leave the teacher they had in the classroom and not hire anyone. (It was a question of the teacher they had being qualified to teach English.) Anyway, I am taking an online class and as I was reading through introductions tonight, I read one from a woman who says she was just hired to teach Freshmen at the high school in my county. In other words, she got the job I applied for. She is in the same program that I am, so it wasn't a question of being more qualified than me. What bugs me the most is that she isn't even from my county and there were at least 2 of us that applied that were. Most districts around here hire their own, but not mine. When it comes to getting a teaching job here, I feel like I have no chance at all.

    Thanks for reading my vent. I always feel a little better when I post here because I know that everyone here knows how I feel.
     
  17. Jem

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    That sucks, bet3. It probably isn't personal, but it always feels like it.

    I did get a response to one of my applications today. I'm going to write back tonight. It's for an event planner/organizer for a philanthropic organization. My husband took a look and said it's solid. I'm trying not to get too excited, but it was nice to get a response back!
     
  18. bet3

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    That sounds like a fun job. Good luck!
     
  19. smalltowngal

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    I'm sorry, bet. That sucks!

    Jem-great news about the response. At least someone took the time to write you back.
     
  20. lilmisses1014

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    Oh, that sucks big time, bet!!! :(

    I hate how when I was searching for jobs outside of my field (before I moved), no one wanted to hire me because I had no experience and/or was over-qualified. I'm worried that if/when I start searching for non-teaching jobs this summer (only if I'm not hired to teach by August), that I'll encounter the same roadblocks. I can't really leave my M.A.T. off of my resume because that's a year and a half of a work history that I cannot account for. However, prospective employers will see that I have an MAT and assume (correctly) that I'm not long-term.

    Exactly. :(

    One district (my dream one) played a cruel joke on me today. They had, in their online listing, a posting for a Grade 1 Teacher. I click for more information so I can apply for it (you can apply online, but you still have to send the school your resume and cover letter) and I see that it's only a test post. GAHHHHH!!!!! :mad: Maybe this is a good sign, though, as they hadn't had any elementary postings (for regular classroom teachers) since mid-December. Maybe they had a problem posting regular elementary teaching jobs online? Probably not, but one can hope! If anyone in VA (who has their VA license now) is looking for a job in special ed, chemistry, biology, social studies, english, math, art... PM me. I'm amazed by the job offerings this district has right now, but none of them are for elementary. Boo hiss.
     

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