Hi all.. I have been in a tough situation the past couple months and I wanted another opinion. I know this is very long but if some of you could read this and offer some advice it would be very helpful! During the last school year (2011-2012), I worked a full time job with a decent salary and benefits that was completely outside the education field while I was looking for a teaching job. Since I couldn't afford to support myself subbing, I had to do this. This job was a work from home job overnight (10pm-6am) in an office setting, so it wasn't too bad because I was able to apply for jobs while at work. This school year, I was offered a part time certified position in an NJ district. I have had 2 formal observations and they were great and my district seems to really like me. Since it is only half days, the pay is a lot lower than a full time job and no benefits. For the past couple months, I have maintained my full time job AND my teaching job. So I have been working 10pm-6am, then going to school for a few hours, and sleeping for about 7 hours after school during the day when I got home. It has been very tiring but I have done it up until now. Lately, besides the fact that it has been draining me out, I feel like I need to leave my night job because I don't want it to get in the way of my teaching job. I am hoping this part time job in the district leads to a full time job next year if there are openings. This district is very good about giving subs/aides/LTS full time jobs in the district. There are a few part time teachers in the district and the district has told us that this could be our "foot in the door" for a full time job next year. Only thing is, if they only have 1 or 2 full time jobs next year, they will have to choose from the part time/LTS employees for full time next year and I want to be one of them. So far, maintaining both jobs hasn't been too much of an issue. I have had to do this to maintain my health insurance at my night job, and to financially pay my bills since my teaching salary is so low due to the part time hours. There have been some days where we have had full day in service or where they have needed me to do training/professional development after school and I have always taken off from my night time job for this. But lately, they have been asking me to cover classes/sub in the afternoons because we are SO short on subs. I have usually had to say no because it won't allow me to sleep in the afternoons to prepare for my night time job. Getting a part time afterschool job instead of the overnight job won't solve this because I won't be available for subbing. Do you think saying no to subbing is hurting my chances of getting hired full time in the district next year? Another big factor right now is my fiance, who I live with, just got offered a much better job that he starts on Monday. With this job, I could financially afford to leave my night job, which I am REALLY thinking of doing. I am really leaning towards doing this, but I am again worried about money because his job is a temp to hire position that he got through a staffing agency (meaning that he has the job for 90 days and they may or may not renew him after the 90 day period). If he were to not have this job after 90 days, we would be in a bigger financial bind. There is also a possibility that I could have no income at all after June if my district does not renew me. But I want to do whatever it takes to get a full time job in my district next year, even if I have to take a big risk financially. Would you risk things and quit the non-teaching full time job or do you think not being available for subbing is not that big of a deal? I am REALLY thinking of giving in my 2 weeks notice at my night job this week, but wanted a few opinions. Thanks!!