Ok, I've posted incessantly about this long commute (128 mile round-trip) that I have and how it's just wearing me out. Also, my new car is nearing 10,000 miles and I just got it in June! I contacted my "union" rep and she said that all I just need to do is give 5-days notice to the superintendent, the board, and the P. So let's just say that a teacher at a school near where I live (26 miles round-trip) retires in Dec. I apply, get interviewed, get an offer.... Let say I accept and I'm about to give my current P, the super, and the board 5 days notice... Would they react pretty negatively even if I tell them I found a job A LOT closer to home or would that be just seen as job abandonment? I would cut out 100 miles of driving each day! In all honesty, I'm more tempted to forgo looking for anything, survive the year (the car will have over 25,000 miles) before its 1st birthday, and hope for summer openings.... BUT, I'm also wary that I could be non-renewed because I really wasn't his first choice. P offered it to me only after someone else said yes then said no. Thus, it's almost like choosing something that could help my health (short commute) but leave mid-year OR forget the leave even though a position could open up to help my career (stay and get one-full-year of HS experience). Any advice or anyone experience this situation?