Hired for one year only....

Discussion in 'New Teachers' started by LucyS, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. LucyS

    LucyS Rookie

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    I read a couple of old posts here, and now I'm concerned.

    I've been hired to a position that is for one year only. The job is guaranteed to a teacher who is on leave due to getting her PhD.

    Does this mean that at the end of the year I will be pink-slipped and will forever-after have to write "YES" to the question of whether I have ever been fired from a teaching post?!

    Well... that seems horribly unfair. Even if there's a perfectly good explanation, that would look terrible on an application, wouldn't it?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    There may be a retirement or resignation or even a job available because of increaing enrollment at the end of the year...wouldn't it be great if you could slide into something like that? Do a great job so they'll want to keep you!! If they have to let you go you won't technically be fired since it's a one year contract. You wouldn't answer 'yes, I've been fired'...you'd list the job experience and note that it was only a one year position..:mellow:
     
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    giraffe326 Virtuoso

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    You were only contracted for one year, and told the position is only for a year. So, you would not have to say that you have been fired or that your contract was not renewed.
     
  5. LucyS

    LucyS Rookie

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    That makes me feel a lot better, thank you.
     
  6. MMRbella

    MMRbella Companion

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    LucyS, what you have is a "long term sub" position (like me). :) It means that you are hired to take over for another teacher for an extended period of time, without contract (I assume). It's a great way to get your foot in the door and build up your portfolio. When it ends, it ends, though there may be other opportunities/openings. It does NOT mean that you will be terminated... it simply means that you worked for the period you were hired for.
     
  7. leighbball

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    LucyS, thats what I did my first year:) I was a full year LTS in kindergarten. It gave me a lot of experience and I had a lot to talk about the following summer on interviews. Unfortunately for me the school district didn't have any openings so I had to go on another search, but it definitely worked out for me in the end. And now I'm going into my 5th year of teaching! Good luck! :D
     

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