We needed to hire a new math teacher for this year and after six weeks of screening, interviews, demo lessons, and content evaluations, I made my decision. Mr. A came in, signed his contract, and was happy as a clam to be teaching at our school. On Monday afternoon, Mr. A quit. He had told me earlier that his wife had some health concerns and apparently they got some bad news about her condition. I understand his reasons; I wasn't happy, but I understand. On Tuesday morning, we hired Mr. B, who was my second choice. He came in, signed his contract, and picked up the books to start planning. On Wednesday morning I get a phone call from our Head of School. Mr. B had called and quit. He got an offer of a full time job at another school, so he took that. Never mind that he had committed to us. There is no honor in what he did and I know he would be screaming bloody murder if we had called him on Wednesday morning and said that we had changed our mind. I am beyond livid with the lack of honor and character that I'm seeing. There isn't time to go through the resumes and screening that we did earlier in the summer. School starts less than two weeks. We're going to have to go through the educational headhunters, which is going to cost $$$$$. I am seriously considering filing a small claims suit against Mr. B to recover those costs. My word is my bond. It is extremely disheartening that others don't feel the same way. I wish I knew the name of his new employer so I could let them know what kind of person they are getting, but of course I won't. That wouldn't be professional.