Job Hunt Frustration, Venting & Support Thread!

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Leaborb192, Jul 7, 2016.

  1. MsAbeja

    MsAbeja Rookie

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    Thanks! The anxiety, uncertainty, and disappointment I felt while researching my local job prospects has left me feeling ever so very thankful and fortunate that things turned out this way. Loa Angeles has been overrun by The Great Charter Experiment. I'm sure some are great, but many out here have terrible reputations.
     
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  2. anon55

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    congrats, what a great feeling!
     
  3. anon55

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    there are some that are straight up scams. I got offered a job at one, and then 2 weeks later they said "oh nevermind, we're hiring a science teacher instead". Like, having a history teacher is optional? Very weird...
     
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  4. Leaborb192

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    Apr 28, 2017 at 11:45 AM

    I like to use this as my anonymous venting safe place.
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    Ugh as a sub (and probably speaking for others) here is what I want to say: TEACHERS you can't get mad at us if we don't get everything done if your plans are poorly written and the materials aren't obviously laid out for us!

    I subbed in a teacher's room the other day and the plans were so confusing... they were labeled ''Wednesday,'' but were in the ''Tuesday's'' folder, the specials were wrong; for the first hour it said that the TA was supposed to be in teaching the phonics as it's ''easier for her to do it than to write out the procedure...'' she didn't show up until the hour after. I had no idea what I was supposed to do. And the materials online weren't easily accessible. She said go to the folder labeled ''December 13'' (seriously-- it's April) and they should ''be there.'' There was a lot of stuff but I wasn't sure specifically what I was supposed to do? I even asked the TAs in the room and they were clueless. :!?: But hey, she was still on vacation so what did she care? She had just recycled old plans instead of writing out NEW ones! That's not my problem.

    Well... I was in the building the other day and she was like "You were in my room right?" And then proceeded to passive- aggressively explain her ''concerns'' because a lot of stuff didn't get done... as laid out in her plans :roll: I tried to tell her I was so confused and couldn't find the materials, even after asking the TAs, and she said, "It was all in the file." I'm sorry but ''teach phonics'' is not very descriptive. And it took the kids forever to do the writing assignment I did manage to find. But she was like ''phonics didn't get done, the math didn't get done and they missed library.'' It was written to take them but the day was wrong?! What was I supposed to do? She passively aggressively said there must be a ''miscommunication'' and she would have to write a note which to me translates into she doesn't want me back. Fine by me! As a sub it's not my job to have to go searching for ANYTHING! I basically tried to, in the nicest way possible, tell her that she needs to PLAN BETTER!
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    Seriously, some teachers.

    And I find out that this district really wants to hire their student teacher (the shiny new toy) so bad that she's even interviewing for the reading teacher position even though she's NOT certified or even working towards a certification in literacy. So they'll hire somebody who is NOT qualified for the job! If only the parents knew! She's not even a teacher yet! :mad::mad::mad::banghead::banghead:

    The small town ''who you know'' politics drives me insane!
    But it's OK I'll finish my literacy program and intern next school year so I can get some teaching experiences in NY and updated references, which I think may also be holding me back. I'll hit the ''reset'' button and start over in 2017-18.

     

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