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

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

  1. kstar03

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    BerniceBobs, it was just a dream!!! It didn't really happen... I really don't know what I would do if this really happened!!!!
     
  2. Master Pre-K

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    Ok....

    Must be know at least two other languages fluently...

    Spanish
    Polish
    Arabic


    That is what kept me out of the running.

    Bilingual Pre-K Teacher. Must be certified and must have proof of passing language test in Spanish.

    There are NINE openings! Think I will try anyway!!! I am not fluent, can't pass a test, but I am willing to learn!
     
  3. Master Pre-K

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    :lol:
     
  4. Master Pre-K

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    wow... thanks a bunch! :)
     
  5. TemperanceFaith

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    I am in job limbo at the moment. There is a post about it. Seems that they might have overhired or something, but I will not know for sure about it for a week or so according to the Principal.:(
     
  6. MATgrad

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    No rejections this morning! The flip side is that every position I have applied for has been taken down. I visited all the schools already so I'm just hoping and praying that I get some calls.
     
  7. catnfiddle

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    The job I applied for was taken down over the weekend, but that was because it's being officially offered to me. :woot: Apparently, the big holdup has been my references being completely unreachable. P finally called my boss from my currently summer job... who happens to also be my MIL!!! :eek: She got a huge laugh out of watching me turn beet red when the office manager put the call through to her.

    I'm finally being turned over to HR for processing, which means I will be giving up my membership in this wonderful club. Somehow, I still think I'll be needing the Rum and Tums on occasion.

    Hang in there, my lovelies. Miracles happen.
     
  8. tiffanys

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    hmmm, I'm officially throwing in the towel... no interviews, no phone calls, no interest... I'm disgusted and feel like I've been beat up
     
  9. smalltowngal

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    Congrats catnfiddle!!!

    I thought this week was going to be it, but I haven't gotten any calls for interviews and see no postings up in my cert area. It gets harder and harder with each passing day getting closer and closer to school starting.
     
  10. Beth561

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    me too
     
  11. MATgrad

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    I got a call for an interview today!!! I actually have something to kind of look forward too. It would be nice to finish my bathroom.
     
  12. kstar03

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    Good luck!!!!!!! My fingers are crossed for you:up:
     
  13. lilmisses1014

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    Good luck, MATgrad!! Can't wait to hear how it goes!!

    I was really hoping I'd get a call today from at least one of the schools I visited. It's funny, because I actually felt a bit confident after leaving the schools yesterday-- and I've never felt that way after visiting schools or sending in resumes.
     
  14. smalltowngal

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    Good luck, MATgrad!!

    lilmisses-for some reason I was feeling confident this week as well, but the closer Friday comes, the less confident I become. Ugh! I just wish it would end!
     
  15. 2kitties

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    Hi there from Texas! I have had a couple of interviews so far but didn't get the jobs. What is depressing to me is most certified jobs are now off of the district websites and all they have listed is aide positions.

    I have emailed principals and only a few have emailed back to say that the teacher positions have been filled. I was told that schools hire well into the year due to teachers leaving because they can't handle the job (so that is kind of encouraging!)

    You would think that in DFW there would be a ton of jobs but the competition is so high right now!
     
  16. smalltowngal

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    I know how you feel 2kitties! I'm south of Ft Worth and its the same things. There's still about 3 weeks until school starts and districts hire all the way up until a few days after school starts so here's praying that something pops up for the both of us.
     
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    Thanks! I hope so! :up:
     
  18. Master Pre-K

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    Good luck to everyone this week... especially you MAT!!!
     
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    Congratulations Cat!!!!! I am so happy for you. Have a great year.
     
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    Way to go Mat!! (((((((((((((goooooood viiiiibes)))))))))))))))))
     
  21. TemperanceFaith

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    Public Service Announcement:
    Landshark Lager is your friend and has the ability to make you not feel so bad about your present circumstances.

    That is all.:D
     
  22. MATgrad

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    Thanks for all the encouragement! You guys rock..

    Public Service Announcement (Florida style)
    Parrot Bay in coke also has the ability to make you feel like dancing in the 90 degree heat with 100% humidity.
     
  23. TemperanceFaith

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    I have no doubt about that, but I had a bad night with the Capt. once upon a college time, and I have not been able to do rum since. I even get nauseous watching the Capt Morgan commercials, believe it or not. :eek: That was a bad, baaaaaad night. I spent the next day at the Head of the Charles crew races, and may have puked into its depths more than once. Might have puked on a rower or two, but I am not sure about that. :eek:
     
  24. Master Pre-K

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    I really don't know how I got here! I don't know what any of that stuff is!!

    :D Maybe I should go back to the 'you know when you were a grown up" thread.. because this part of being a grown up I still have not mastered.
     
  25. TemperanceFaith

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    You don't know what any of that stuff is, huh? Hmmm. :D
     
  26. Master Pre-K

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    nah... I never heard of a jello shot until I came here last year. And for the firs time, and a party this summer, I saw one.

    but I didn't try it...

    I like to listen, and hang out... but never really drink with my friends.

    So, you guys drink up without me... I'll hold the tums and refill the depression bowl!

    :lol:

    or at least try to throw in a few laughs to keep our minds off the fact that school starts in a couple of weeks!

    I know...

    I'll be the DT

    Designated Typist! :lol:
     
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    :2up:I am so happy! My friend just got hired! She had to go to workshops yesterday. She missed the first day because she wasn't offered the job yet.

    Oh my Goodness, I am so worried now. They have already began the professional days and I don't have even a nibble. Her school starts the 15th. :eek:THAT'S NEXT WEEK!!!!!!


    There is nothing else listed. WAAAAAAAAA!

    I keep up this mantra, "God's will, not mine. God's will, not mine. God's will, not mine." I keep hoping my head will hear me.

    Good luck to you all, you are in my prayers.
     
  28. MyCalling

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    Hello All,

    I have never been one to chat or read blogs, but I am so frustrated over the "NGHS" (not getting hired syndrome) that in a moment of thinking some not very professional thoughts, I googled them and found you!

    Yes, I am a Florida "reject recipient," many times over. Graduated in Dec. 2007 (have a few years on most candidates, but still standing upright and have proven to be able to chase three little kindergarten boys out on the field and catch them, but still no experience). I am beginning to wonder if I was part of a bait and switch scam throughout my obtaining my Bachelor's degree? Wanted to do something productive while waiting, so started my first semester for my MA in reading education. "That's great, the P can tell that you are a lifelong learner (another teacher-y term)." "That's not good because they "frown upon" (every single person that has said this to me has used the exact "frown upon" words) first year teachers also taking classes. "That's great, you can make more money." "That's not good, they will not be able to pay you." Okay, stop this ride, I wanna get off!!!!

    I really think that all of the schools are missing out on the best quality that we have all retained through this - a good sense of humor! MatGrad, your posts help me to smile through my tears.
     
  29. hopscotch

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    OH yay, I'm here!
    I did my fifty minute demo, it was AWESOME, I had everyone engaged and learning (including the hiring committee in the room), and...
    I didn't get it.
    They went down the "more experience" route.
    UGH.
    The P did say, however, that there MAY be an opening for a 7th grade math position, and that he'd give that to me pronto IF it opens up...I like math, but I would have to switch gears on EVERYTHING! It would be a job at least...but this is all too "probably maybe" for me, so i'm gonna call it "nothing" until it's actually "something."
    Oh, and I'd be working with the person who got the job I wanted...I can't say that I wouldn't be a little bit sour.
    I'm off to sulk now!
     
  30. 4myclass

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    Welcome MyCalling,

    You will find boundless support here. And should you find a teaching position, we will help there also, with advice and humor.

    Good luck and keep smiling.
     
  31. MyCalling

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    Thanks for the welcome. I am here for the long haul.

    Hopscotch, as I was reading your great post about your demo, I was right there with you. Kid's engaged uh huh, everyone seemed to enjoy it, uh huh ... I actually clicked my tongue when you said no job, okay I also used some non-teacher-y language. What does it take? Each time that I get a rejection letter, my mind creates a picture of the "more experienced candidate": perhaps an angel in a flowing white dress, background singers, ahh, ahh, ahh, degrees trimmed in glitter."
     
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    :angel:
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  33. Master Pre-K

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    It's nice to know that our moaning and groaning has been productive, and you found us! We hope you stay. AtoZ has a lot to offer! Look around...and I am sure you will find plenty of places to visit.

    I am certain we will all here something by..November??

    :|

    In the meantime, I picked up another sub packet.
     
  34. Master Pre-K

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    OMG... do we have to put one of those sensor ankle bracelets on you...so you won't end up on the news! :lol:

    "Teacher candidate arrested as possible suspect in mysterious disapperance of new teacher at ABC school. Details at 10!"
     
  35. Master Pre-K

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    Hey 4myclass! I just got a call from a friend who is thinking about moving to Tulsa. May I hijack and ask for some suggestions to share with her?? She's look for best high schools, best time to move, housing situation, how to apply for positions, certification requirements, etc., etc.
     
  36. 4myclass

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    I live just outside Tulsa.
    We have a lot of great schools here. Tell her to go online, many of the districts around here have applications she can fill out online.

    PM me and I will give you a list of districts to check out.
     
  37. 4myclass

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    :toofunny:

    Master Pre-K, please stay out of my dreams.
     
  38. MyCalling

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    Speaking of being on the news: Last week, I read this article in the "Creative Loafing" newspaper (section called "news of the weird") where this teacher went ballistic at school (weapons and all) because she had to teach the fifth grade. Hmm, I wonder if they gave her the grade that she really wanted after that? Or, does that mean that there is a job opening for one of us?
     
  39. 4myclass

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    Okay, I didn't go ballistic. Just a little nuts.

    I was put into 5th last year from Pre-K and wound up leaving after 9 weeks due to stress.
     
  40. MATgrad

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    Now I know what I'm missing! :lol::lol::lol:
     

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