Have you ever though that never in a million years would you have so much trouble finding a teaching job? I live in an area where jobs were plentiful until the year I graduated. I've now done things I've never thought I'd do return back to school for a new career, teach preschool in child care and substitute and get by on it. I was sure I would find a job that summer after graduation now it's the third summer after graduation and there are RIF's all around. I'm still doing what I can up until last minute. I've sent out tons of resume's but there are naturally no positions posted. I really wasn't prepared for the reality of the job market when I graduated. I really thought that if I gave it my all something would come through. Sometimes even that isn't good enough! I'm finally to the point now I realize it isn't personal. It's just how things are and it sucks.