I joined A to Z just a couple months ago. I had a rough school year, and I was searching for a reminder as to why I love teaching. I was also searching for a job. I was instantly drawn to the Job Seekers forum. I "met" people going through the same situation as me, I met seasoned teachers and interviewees who offered advice and critiques, and I was offered encouragement and congratulations when I finally received a position. I continue to lurk this forum, hoping that I can be a motivator, congratulator, and opinion-sharer with those still seeking jobs. I look forward to seeing new job postings. However, today I was terribly disappointed while reading posts. People are putting down others on the forum. For example, a poster saying a person does not deserve a job because they only had a couple interviews or that a more frequent poster or person who put in more time interviewing deserves a job more than someone else. Another poster was putting down an organization near and dear to me, Teach for America (of which I am an alumni), saying those teachers don't deserve the job (nevermind they went through a multiple-interview process, complete independent coursework, complete on-site training before and during classroom placement, etc.). What's with all the hate? I get that people are frustrated, but disrespecting others or downplaying their accomplishments is not the way to go about getting a job. In fact, I think it screws with your karma. Everyone loves and deserves a good vent, but please, let's not put people down.