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

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  1. Beth561

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


    Hang in there buddy, it will get better. :love:
     
  2. 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!!
     
  3. 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!!!
     
  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. MATgrad

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    Positive thoughts are better anyways. This is the only profession that I know of that requires its employees to pay for things required to work.

    $11 an hour to sub? That's much more than I would get ($9/hour or $65/day). My full-time job right now is saving money. I'm getting really good at it. My weekly grocery bill for two adults is around $45/week. When I find my happy little school, I hope to keep it up. It's a lot of work but somehow we are managing to have savings. In the last four months, I've managed to save around $1500. I can't figure out how but I'm not questioning it. Perhaps that was the plan from above all along was to teach me how to be more miserly in my ways. Ok, lesson learned. Now can I have a classroom again?
     
  7. lilmisses1014

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    MPK: Here ya go! Thanks for the happy anniversary wishes! It's not until the 14th, but we're going to celebrate early since we won't get to see each other on the actual day.

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    Other than the crazy aide, I hope things are going well with the new job! However, I am sorry about the news of your mother. My grandmother had Alzheimer's and I have no idea how my mom managed to work full-time, take care of my grandmother (who lived with us), and take care of her family. I'll be thinking of you! :hugs:

    Beth... awwww!! Thank you so much!! :hugs: :wub:

    smalltowngal, I hope this is a positive week for both you and your DH! All crossables are crossed!! :)

    MAT, loads of luck to you, too!! I'm impressed with your money management and am totally using you as my inspiration!! DH and I live well below our means, but it still seems so hard to save. I hope you get your happy little classroom soon!!!

    Almost... I feel sick to my stomach when my husband and I look at our future expenses for him. Anyway, loads of luck to you too, timsterino; I'm sure it was hard for you to go into subbing again, but hopefully this time it does lead to something full-time. :)
     
  8. mylonite

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    I thought for sure that by now I'd find some science position, even a long term sub something or another... I certainly didn't think it'd be Sunday night and it'd be late with me and SoCo...

    Seriously, I've got a position that pays fairly decent - better than the Burger King I thought I'd be stuck with =P It's not a teaching position, but it does involve tutoring, and I've had my first student attain high school proficiency, which makes me feel amazingly good. I have some students that drive me 120% up the wall, and a few that make it seem all worth it.

    I'm still looking, still studying, and still hoping - but things are tough enough right now that I've officially joined the R,T,&D club...

    Here's hoping that many of our inaugural members have already found fruitful positions, and that the rest of us find something worthwhile soon...
     
  9. Master Pre-K

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    I do have accounts, but it keeps me from getting better ones without fees.

    I'm writing to checksystems and telling them since WaMu went belly up, they should take me outta their account!

    what do I have to lose besides .42 ??
     
  10. Master Pre-K

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    lilmisses...your picture is beautiful, absolutely gorgeous!!!. :)

    I'm over here humming The Carpenters..."We've Only Just Begun"
     
  11. Master Pre-K

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  12. Master Pre-K

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    thanks Rookie..and everyone else for kind thoughts and letting me vent about my Mom...

    take care everybody... good night!
     
  13. MATgrad

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    Totally hear on the "hospitality club." Hubby's school doesn't do that and everytime I turn around it's $5 here, $5 there. so and so's doing some charity walk and looking for sponsors. I told him to just say "no." I'm out of work and we need every penny that I can save.

    food tips: www.hillbillyhousewife.com
    saving money with coupons www.hotcouponworld.com (I have not actually paid for things like soap, shampoo, deodorant, razors, sponges, detergent in a year)
    http://www.angelfoodministries.com/ ~ get food boxes for cheap. no income requirements. lots of people doing it just for the savings

    Controlling food and entertainment costs is the key IMHO to saving money. Cash only of course! The library is your friend. Get rid of cable tv. Clean out the house and have a garage sale. Line dry clothes if you can. To make clothes soft toss them in the dryer for a few minutes. Oh man I really need to stop. I could go on for quite some time.
     
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  15. UVAgrl928

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    I had another interview on Friday, and now get to play the waiting game. I sent an email to the principal after the interview to thank him, and got a response this morning... "Thank you for sharing your expertise with us." What's that supposed to mean?! I know he has some interviews this week, and I just don't want to have to wait... and I'm not sure I can handle the disappointment of another rejection.
     

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