Interviews but no offers

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  1. Missy

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    I am not clear on why you weren’t automatically offered another job in your district if there were positions available. In my district, teachers are only RIF’d if there are too many teachers for the enrollment.
     
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    I have had several interviews with no luck either. It seems they have an idea of the perfect person and that is who they go with. I interviewed a week ago for one position and haven't heard from them. I did however see they posted the job that I interviewed for a few days ago. They listed the salary and I would have to take a $12,000 pay cut! Not sure if I could do it anyways. It is a great job but not sure if I could afford that kind of a cut. Not so sure if the classroom is really where I want to be and want something different....Maybe it's because of all the rejections.
     
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    What was the exact salary they offered?
     
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    The job posting said salary is $30,000. Since it was posted a week after my interview, I assume they don't want me. Illinois is in the process of passing a bill to require all teachers make at least $40,000 but that won't take place for another few years. I was hoping they would go ahead and start offering that to the teachers.
     
  5. futuremathsprof

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    $30,000 is completely unacceptable for a starting teacher. $40,000 should be the minimum — Illinois is on the right track.
     
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    I do agree, however the position only requires you to plan and teach one Social Emotional lesson per day, but you do have to monitor and oversee a class of jr high/high school students who complete their work through online curriculum. I can understand less pay, because of less work but still $30,000 isn't much at all considering I can work at a factory making this amount.
     
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    Yea, but it's the norm in some states. Hell, I know a retired part time teacher making that. Yes, making a starting salary only working part time, so that just drives your point home even further.
     
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    I made $35,000 with a Master's degree in Arizona.
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    Educators aren't as valued as state and federal lawmakers like to portray.
     
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    Right!? And they wonder why there's a "shortage'' of teachers. And yet I still know plenty of certified teachers who are unemployed and are WILLING to work for the peanuts simply because they want to be in a classroom.
     
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    And that shortage is only going to get worse. I've read that teacher education programs around the nation having falling enrollments. It really hurts poor and minority communities because those are the last places many people want to teach. They really have no long term financial incentive. Outside of working there 3-5 years and having some loans forgiven, that's it. And with the number of teachers entering retirement, that doesn't bode well at all. We have so many long term subs until it'll blow your mind!
     
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    I guess as far as employment, there is an advantage to living in places with teacher shortages and low income communities........the jobs are plentiful even if not in the best situations.......elementary ed, middle school and high school especially subject areas. It doesn't take much to get hired in locations such as these.
     
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    And if you're multi-credentialed, you really have your choice of positions.
     
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    LOL I wish. I keep getting rejections from the area I really want to be in. :(
     
  15. whizkid

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    Yea, well in the deep South you wouldn't have that trouble. Just different regions I guess.
     
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    Jun 13, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    You keep saying deep south. You mean south of TX? It is still competitive over here.
     
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    Jun 13, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    No, I mean places like Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. There are severe teacher shortages in various areas in these states but especially in Mississippi.
     
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    Jun 13, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    In my first district, that is what they did if one school lost a position but another school had one- they simply transferred the teacher. They don't do that here, at least not with probationary teachers. I finished my third year in this district, so if I get another contract I will not be probationary any more- whoo hoo!!! That is a good question to ask, if I hadn't been probationary, would they have had to find me a job?
     
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