How weird is this?

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  1. AMB

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    I have tomorrow off so I'm staying up later than normal.
    My cell phone just rang.
    It was a middle school principal, the principal herself, calling me for an interview for next week.
    At 10 pm on a Thursday night!
    What the heck????

    OF COURSE, the only day they planned to do interviews is the day my co-teacher is already taking off. (We are an alternative private school and don't have subs.) So..she's going to call me back tomorrow.

    Still..just weird. I wasn't expecting to hear from this school at all. And definitely not tonight like this.
     
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  3. INteacher

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    All I can say is that principals are really, really busy people :) Good Luck with your interview
     
  4. kcjo13

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    Maybe she thought the season finale of Grey's was next week?!?!
     
  5. AMB

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    Yeah, I guess! Thank you! I just hope they will work out another day for me.

    I'm definitely happy/excited about it, it just caught me really off guard.
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    That is weird. Good luck!
     
  7. leighbball

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    Wow, 10pm is late to call most people! but hopefully its a good sign! GL!
     
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    I talked to my director and if they can't work out another day to interview me, than he will let me off to go to the interview. So hopefully it will all work out.
     
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    Definitely seems strange to me. But good luck anyway!
     
  10. emmakate218

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    Hmmm....really strange. It may sound strange, but since you'll be out late, you may want to bring someone with you.
     
  11. Kangaroo22

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    And I thought it was weird last year when I was called at 6:30 in the evening for an interview! I probably wouldn't even answer my phone at 10pm if it was a number I didn't recognize. I'm glad that your current school is working with you in case the interview day can't be changed. Good luck!
     
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    That's a little odd....but I'm sure she figured people would be happy to get an interview call at any time if they are job hunting. Good luck!

    I would call the principal back right away and let her know you arranged to go on the day she wanted....that would show initiative on your part :)
     
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    I had one principal call me later (it was about 8pm I think) on a Sunday evening. He called from his home phone and asked me to call him back at his home. I thought that was a little strange. It was a really small school thouhg (250 students K-12) so maybe the small towns work differently?
     
  14. Tasha

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    I think it is odd, I would have been in bed already ;) I would take it as a good sign that she called you so late!
     
  15. AMB

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    Updated...

    (It was totally a fluke that I was awake and answered the phone! I'm normally in bed then, but I was off work today, and I knew I would sleep in and didn't want to miss any calls, so I had my phone by me...I normally don't even have my phone around that late.)

    So she called me back this morning and wanted to interview me at 2:15 today!!!! So I scrambled and managed to get ready in time.

    I knew it went well.

    Then two hours later she called to offer me the job!!!!!!

    The only thing is that it's a little far (30 min without traffic, which there shouldn't be normally) and that they don't pay that well because it is a smaller, rural district. STILL, IT'S A JOB!!!!! My paychecks would not be more, probably a little less, than my current job because of paying into teacher retirement and union dues. But not a big deal.

    I had an interview a week and a half ago that I still haven't heard back about either way. They pay better, have tuition reimbursement for my master's degree, and are a little closer.

    So..........I asked them to give me until Monday to let her know. I said I'm definitely interested.

    This all just happened so quickly!
     
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    Congrats on the job offer!!!
     
  17. Blue

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    AMB, way to go. I have only 4 apps out, and have not heard anything. I usually get an interview.
     
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    Wow, I am happy that it all worked out for you.
     
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    Congratulations! That happened fast!
     
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    Wow, that is awesome!!! Congratulations!!
     
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    Congratulations!!! :)
     
  22. AMB

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    Old teacher- Hang in there! It seems like when it rains, it pours...

    Thanks everyone! I have decided I'm going to take it regardless of the other job, because I really like the age group better than high school.
     

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