Care to join my Rum, Tums, and Depression Club???

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by rookieABC123, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. lilmisses1014

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    STG, Jessica, Beth, cat, MAT: Thanks so much!! I could cry right now-- you're all so sweet!! :)

    BETH-- we've miss you around here!! What's new? Yes, I'm hoping little Miss Piggy will fatten up a bit. :)
     
  2. McKennaL

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    Ok... this is where I show my hidden not-so-nice side.

    Maybe others are feeling this way too - but holding themselves together better than I am...but if I can't rant on THIS thread-where could I???

    The economy is bad. Yes. People are losing their jobs. I understand, and I feel for them. But when someone comes from XYZ career land and lands a teaching job QUICKLY when I and so many qualified others (here and irl) have been struggling to get even a nibble... ok, that when my smile starts to crack.

    I find it hard to say, "Oh golly, good for YOU, you teacher you! Zingo!! How HAPPY I am that YOU got that job!"

    Ok... yup, it's not nice. As my father's wife would say... I'm on the pity potty. But ... You know, it really stings.
     
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    McKenna, I'm with you babe! I'm glad for them, especially in this horrible economy, but I went to school to BE A TEACHER, not an engineer, not a lawyer, not anything else but a TEACHER. And this person who decided later in life to become a teacher gets even a nibble, when I've gotten nothing....it does make one wanna get on their pity potty.

    Now, I know a lot of good teachers who went through an alternative certification program (my sister being one of them) so I'm not knocking them. You can go ahead and call me bitter because I am! :haha:
     
  4. palla

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    I know what you are saying, McKenna, but it is like that in every field. Only 55% of people are working in a field related to their degree four years after graduation. That number increases as you add more time between current job and college graduation date.

    There are many different ways to become a teacher, and I honestly don't think one is better than the other. If someone goes through an alternative certification program, is that person just as qualified as someone who graduated with a degree in education?
     
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    McKenna, I heard last night that there is a nursing shortage. Wanna go into nursing with me? ;)
     
  6. txmomteacher2

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    Hey dont think that I haven't thought about it. With my luck though by the time I was finished there be an overpopulation fo nurses.:lol:
     
  7. smalltowngal

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    That's what I was thinking, tx! The woman across from me just went back to school for nursing. She had been staying at home with her girls, and both of them are off in school and married so she thought it would be a good time to go back to school and chose nursing. I might have to ask her about it. :whistle:
     
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    They just let a bunch of nurses go here. Apparently, they are thinking of closing one of the hospitals. My neighbor has been looking for a nursing job for six month to no avail. :(
     
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    There's quite a few hospitals closing here, too, pallar. It's scary how just about every field is harder and harder to get a job in nowadays. That's the big reason why I'm scared go back to school even if I can't land anything in education.
     
  10. smalltowngal

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    Jessica, that's what scares me too and one reason why I haven't actually done anything. That and the fact that I'm still working on my masters degree.
     
  11. McKennaL

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    :lol: DON"T THINK FOR A MINUTE that it hasn't crossed my mind!!

    But my daughter recently had fallen after an injury and has to get fluid (that was on her knee) removed. I nearly fainted. Nope, the nursing train has left without me.
     
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    :lol: I feel ya! I don't think I could stick anyone with a needle!
     
  13. McKennaL

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    Seriously though... I have been struggling keeping my spirits up. Even as i try relaxing and watching tv or listen to the radio -all I can think of is... that person has a job, THAT person has a job, Geez! even THAT idiot has a job!

    *****

    P.S. to the last comment..

    and anyway. My ex is a phsycian...and ANYTHING in the field that might get me closer to him is the LAST thing I want. Parents (new patients) of his...one family of which was in the class I student taught in... will say (since our last name is a bit unusal), "By chance, are you related to Dr. ______?" I either change the subject or say... yes, but it's a very distant relation.
     
  14. smalltowngal

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    McKenna, I do the same thing with looking at people and thinking wow, that person has job and I don't.
     
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    Well i just emailed the principal that I had an interview with two weeks ago. She has been calling my references this week. I really didn't think that I was even still in the running since it had been so long since the interview. I had an interview on Monday in a huge district and I have one tomorrow and a little smaller one. Today I went to the zoo and I'm pooped.
     

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