Accepted a leave position. Should I still interview?

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by houseofbooks, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. houseofbooks

    houseofbooks Companion

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3

    Aug 26, 2013

    Hey guys! This question might seem like a no brainer, but here goes nothing. I accepted a maternity leave position, which covers the 1st marking period, and I'm looking forward to it. However, when I came home from setting up the classroom, a nearby Catholic school left a message about interviewing for a full time position. Obviously the full time position would pay a lot more and provide me with a year of experience instead 1 marking period's worth. And who knows if I'll be able to find another leave position to take me through the rest of the year.

    Suggestions? I think I'm going to interview anyway, but how do I explain the situation to my current supervisor if I get this full time position? :help: I didn't sign a contract for the leave position, but I guess I hate disappointing people, haha.
     
  2.  
  3. elateacher4life

    elateacher4life Cohort

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 26, 2013

    Go for the interview for the full-time position. The LTS employer will understand.
     
  4. bridgetbordeaux

    bridgetbordeaux Companion

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2008
    Messages:
    172
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 26, 2013

    When I accepted a maternity leave position they told me to not worry about it if I found a full time job just to let them know.
    Good Luck
     
  5. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Aug 26, 2013

    Definitely interview! Good luck!
     
  6. vateacher757

    vateacher757 Cohort

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    2

    Aug 26, 2013

    I say go ahead and interview as well.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Jerseygirlteach

    Jerseygirlteach Groupie

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1,439
    Likes Received:
    2

    Aug 26, 2013

    Yes, do the interview. However, before you accept another position, make sure you are giving adequate time for the LTS position to be refilled. You don't want to burn bridges.
     
  8. houseofbooks

    houseofbooks Companion

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3

    Aug 26, 2013

    I'm concerned about leaving enough time since school begins next Friday (it's a half day). Hopefully, the interview/decision will be quick and if I do get the permanent job, they'll have at least a week to find a replacement. Plus I already made copies/lesson plans for the first full week so the replacement would be prepared to go right away. I'd feel AWFUL if I left them high and dry, and don't want to burn bridges. :(

    Thanks for all the advice so far, folks. I'm definitely going to interview and see what happens.
     
  9. houseofbooks

    houseofbooks Companion

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    3

    Aug 27, 2013

    My interview is tomorrow morning! Here goes nothing!

    Another question: should I mention the maternity leave in my interview or not? Thanks guys.
     
  10. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,958
    Likes Received:
    2,114

    Aug 27, 2013

    Good luck on your interview.

    If you do accept the LTS, be sure to let them know that you are still interested in full time teaching potions and that you plan to keep your feelers out for such positions.
     
  11. Tutor

    Tutor Comrade

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Messages:
    289
    Likes Received:
    2

    Aug 27, 2013

    I wouldn't mention the LTS in your interview. But definitely ask their timeline for hiring. And IF you get the perm position, don't feel bad about the LTS. Remember there are LOTS of job seekers out there who would love that job. Good luck
     
  12. vateacher757

    vateacher757 Cohort

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    2

    Aug 27, 2013

    If you get it I am pretty sure they would be understanding enough to your giving proper notice to the LTS employer.....I interviewed today and even though school starts next week they said if they were to choose me or anyone they would understand the need to give notice to current employer and would get a sub until the new hire can report.
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. agdamity
Total: 271 (members: 1, guests: 242, robots: 28)
test