Do I ask my boss...

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  1. ChemTeachBHS

    ChemTeachBHS Comrade

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    I don't post very often but once again life has thrown a curve ball that brings me back here. I posted earlier about my husband finding out his school was closing today. He works for the local Catholic school system and this is the 3rd time in 5 years that this has happened. They are going to try to relocate him (like the 2 times prior) but he's over it. He doesn't want to keep getting transferred every couple of years if he doesn't have to.

    There is a job opening in my district. It is not a teaching job but an IT job that my husband is qualified for. It also happens that my director (science dept) is also the technology director. He will be conducting the interviews. DH has applied to the district for the last 5 years and hasn't even gotten a phone call because like everywhere else it's all about who you know. Should I approach my boss about the position for DH? I'm unsure because I don't want it to put either of us in a bad/awkward position. If yes any tips on what I should say and how I should approach it?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. mopar

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    I would definitely approach your boss. I would just bring him a copy of your dh's resume and cover letter for the position. Let him know that your dh is looking for a job and would love the chance to interview but you understand that there are many applicants.
     
  4. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Are there nepotism polices in your district?
     
  5. ChemTeachBHS

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    As in you need to know someone to get a job... then yes. If you mean you're not allowed to work together then no. We have a married couple with classrooms across from each other. That's how they met.
     
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    So I'd ask then....:) good luck to your dh!
     
  7. catlover

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    Yes, definitely mention it.

    Here's one way that I've seen work: A common piece of job-applying advice is to not only apply through the district's online system but to personally drop off a paper copy at the building. You could just take your husband's paper copy and hand it yourself directly to the person with a brief comment that he is applying and he wanted to give the hiring team the courtesy of having a hard copy of the materials. Something like that.

    The nepotism policies at the districts around here only apply to positions where one spouse supervises or has some sort of power over the other. I suspect teacher vs. IT person would be fine, but it wouldn't hurt to check your district's policies.

    Good luck!
     
  8. teacherintexas

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    As long as you aren't a superior or on the hiring committee, I don't consider that nepotism.
     
  9. MsMar

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    I say definitely hand deliver his cover letter and resume, in addition to having him send it through whatever the regular channel is. I don't see how it could bring any harm to you and it may just land him an interview.
     

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