Calling it a day

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  1. tired.mom

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    Well, I think that any hope of getting a job for this school year is moot at this point. I have had one ehhhh interview, one interview that was canceled the day of because they hired from within and one really good interview that I have never heard back from. Applied to pretty much anything with reasonable driving distance that has a counselor opening.

    I took three years off from teaching to finish graduate school in counseling, and also have finish the 3000 hours to be an LPC in my state--which I had hoped to do concurrently as a school counselor which would be perfect. I don't really want to go back to teaching because I need to finish my LPC hours or else grad school was a waste, basically.

    I have a chance to work in private practice counseling with one of my professors, which will be fantastic, but I really hoped for something full time in a school. I like schools, and want to be back in one. Oh well. The last time I interviewed for teaching jobs, I applied one place, got interviewed and got a job, in 2006. I will keep looking, of course, but right now I am just very frustrated and sad.
     
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    If this is something that you feel positive about, and can financially handle, I really wouldn't worry about getting into the classroom
    right now.
     
  4. tired.mom

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    Financially, a full time job with benefits and regular money (as horrible and mercenary as that sounds) would be much more helpful. I'm a single parent (widowed). And close to 50.
     
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    Taking care of oneself and one's obligations is far from mercenary. Hugs, tired.mom.
     
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    Hang in there, tired.mom. Sometimes the choices we have are between yucky and less yucky. I was at that place this time last year and it stinks.

    Do what makes the most sense for you and your family. Hugs to you!
    Sheilah
     
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    It is easy to feel discouraged and frustrated. I agree with everyone else when I say that you can never go wrong when you do what you feel is right.*hugs*
     
  8. Milsey

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    you could do with some counseling. :D
     
  9. tired.mom

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    I'm sure you, and everyone else, could as well. And your point is...?
     
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    Umm... That's pretty rude.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with calling it a day for now. I took a year off from subbing / searching to work for a software development company (I have some light accounting background). Kept us from bouncing rent checks.
     
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    I appreciate all the kind words, from you and others. I will keep looking, but right now I am putting too much of my life on hold to focus on searching for a school job, which makes it hard on my children and home life.
     
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    Par for the course as well.:rolleyes:
     
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    True. But I couldn't let it go!
     
  15. czacza

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    :D
     
  16. tired.mom

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    Y'all rock. That is all. ;)
     
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    Are you applying for teaching positions or school counseling positions?
     
  18. tired.mom

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    School counseling, not teaching. I have a master's in counseling and really need to do my professional (mental health license) and school counseling hours at the same time if at all possible. If no school stuff opens up, I will work in private practice so I can work on professional licensure, and just keep looking for school counseling spots as they open. Or at least that's the plan right now. :)
     
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    You never cease to surprise me.
     

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