Mandatory Workdays

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  1. Aces

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    There's a principal at a neighboring h.s. that will retiring that they think I should apply to.
     
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    How many Vice Principals are there in your District?
     
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    Well for one this is a different district, that neighbors ours. And as far as in my district, I really don't know. Maybe twenty? If that? I'm not sure. And I have no idea about the other district. To be honest, I don't think I'm a great candidate but I suppose actually applying isn't entirely a bad thing. Worst they can do is say no in which case I'm no worse for wear.
     
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    I think you have to do what is best for you and only you can know what is best for you. To me, this situation screams red flags but it sounds like you are pretty much set on applying so I doubt what anyone on the internet says is going to sway that. But since you brought up the 'not being sure' I'll share my 2 cents - which you can take or leave.

    My first question would be why if it is such a great opportunity your VP isn't applying (unless your District pays so much better than the other District that your VP makes more than they would as a P in the other District). You know your region best. Where I am our admin have to be VPs before they are considered for a P job. So my question would be why would they hire a teacher over a VP? There are only 2 answers that would apply in my region: 1 - its an awful job that no one wants so no VPs are applying - 2 - its a political mess where they do this sort of thing (hire teachers over VPs for P positions) - which means you have no way of knowing if hard work will pay off moving forward as who is deemed worthy of this type of leap frog tends to change every year or so.
     
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    Yeah, exactly. Those are definitely concerns. I don't really know the high school all that well, just from an outsider looking in. I mean I know my VP isn't applying because he's planning on retiring in the next couple of years, so I don't think he wants the stress of moving up anyways. From my understanding, they wanted me to apply simply to get my name out there. It's an opportunity to advance which they seem to think I'd be good at doing. As far as who else is applying, I really have no idea. It probably won't even be open until at least February, and a lot can change before then.
     
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    :dizzy: We didn’t need to know this.
     
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    If I was happy where I was i would stay put!
     
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    You know you want to apply. I’m going to be your advocate and encourage you as often as needed, lol!
     
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    I mean I'm probably going to at least apply. If I don't get it or don't take it I've not lost anything.
     
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    Respectfully, there is a gain and a loss with all outcomes - the question is which set of variable are you most comfortable with? There are + and - to not applying, to applying and not getting the job and to applying and getting the job. You might, for example, find not getting it hits you harder than you think it will or you might find not applying leaves you feeling unsatisfied or you might get it and then wish you were back in your old school. In contrast, you might not apply have a great year and see a better opening in 5 years or you might not get it, learn some stuff and choose to apply internally next time or you might get it and love it.
     
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    Excellent! I wish you the best of luck!
     
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    Or I might get it and be really happy. Fact of the matter is that either way, I won't know until it happens. There's a lot of possible outcomes, all with their pros and cons.
     
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    Yes I did include that it my list: "you might get it and love it."
     
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    I had a workday today and was allowed to work in my room. I got so much done. It was glorious!
     
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    Oh sorry I didn't see. Either way, i feel like I would probably regret it more if I didn't at least tr.
     

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