Hello! I've posted a few things here in the last week, just trying to get some stuff answered and discussed for myself! I'm interested in hearing experiences from those currently working as a teacher in an "at will" state. I am in NY where it has never happened and probably never will, but I can't find a job here so it doesn't really matter to me anyway! I am relocating to FL in the next year and I'd like to hear some experiences. I have read a mixture of opinions on other threads, usually just angry warning tangents in a thread not specific to being at- will. And they're usually pretty harsh, for the understandable reasons. Some say it's really not that serious unless you have academic issues with your school, or disciplinary problems. But is it as bad as they say? Skim these questions and if there are any that you can help with, please do. -For new teachers, do you think they always get rid of new teachers? -Are you left totally unsure if you still have a job every single year you teach? -What about those who have taught for a few years? Is every year really potentially your last with that school? When do they tell you by? -What do you do if you are not renewed? -On the flip side, has it not really been an issue to you? -Does it mostly only apply to bad teachers? I'd love to hear from FL residents but other states that do this too are welcome to chime in! It's truly a foreign concept to me, so any insight would be great so long as it's from people who have actually experienced this, no theorizing or guessing, please... Thanks so much!