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?