This is my first year at a high school teaching Resource English. My principal asked me yesterday if I would be interested in teaching Life Skills next year. Rumor has it that the woman who teaches it now REALLY wants out and has threatened to leave if they don't move her. I think she wants my current position, which is Resource English. My question is.... am I OBLIGATED to say YES?? In our "conversation" he said he knew I was a "team player". I told him I would seriously consider it and go "check it out" and talk to the current teacher. Well, I did and decided I didn't want it--- I was also warned by another Sped Life Skills teacher (there are 4 total) that it is the worst position with the worst amount of paperwork. I also think it would be way too depressing. Anyways... when I told my P at the end of the day yesterday that I didn't want it, he told me to go home and "pray about it".... ugghhh!!!! So now I am really feeling pressured. Do I stand my ground and say "No"???