I got a job!!! Nothin' like waitin' till the last minute, eh?

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  1. ZoomZoomZOOM

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    Maybe you guys remember, but I got hired back in June through a special ed co-op, attended training, met the kids at summer school, set my classroom up and actually started working - and then on day three, they told me they changed their mind and would the co-op please transfer me somewhere else. :mad:

    So here I was, mid-August, and no job. The co-op apologized and interviewed me for four other positions. I was ready to accept one of them, (a 30 min commute out of town) after my son's principal informed me that I wouldn't get hired with the city district because of this red mark on my record. Then on Tuesday morning, I got a call from a different prinicipal in the city district asking if I had a job yet. :woot:

    So today I went in for the interview, and was hired before I left! The only scary part now is that HR has to sign off on the principal's request, which my son's principal told me wouldn't happen. I'm hoping he's wrong. :unsure: My new P ushered me next door to the district's HR dept, and I was immediately given a stack of paperwork to fill out and got finger-printed - and then they told me to go over to new teacher orientation which started this morning and goes through Wednesday! :D

    Anyway, it's been a W I L D ride this summer. But I'm finally seeing the light at the end of that wild tunnel! Now all I've got to do is figure out how to come up with a good first week schedule for a jr. high low-functioning self-contained special ed room. If anyone has any suggestions, I'm open to them! (I've also posted this request in the special ed forum.) :D
     
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  3. trayums

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    Zoom!!! That's awesome! Congratulations. I know it's been a rollercoaster for you but this sounds like a great opportunity and I know you will do extremely well and be happy as a clam! :woot: :party::2up:
     
  4. Dynamite Boys

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    Congrats - take a deep breath and enjoy the ride! Things are looking up! You deserve this!!!
     
  5. Alisha

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    Last minute is definitely better than not at all!!!
    Congrats, I've read some of your previous posts and am so happy that something has worked out!
     
  6. sciencegurl

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    Congratulations! The job hunt is definitely a game full of ups and downs. Good luck this year :)
     
  7. Caesar753

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    That's great news! :2up:

    So you're employed by the regular district now, not by the co-op?
     
  8. TeacherC

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    Congrats on the new position, I'm glad that everything finally worked out!!:D
     
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    CONGRATS!!! I know that you are relieved that its all over.
     
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    Congrats :)
     
  11. ~mrs.m~

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    Great news! I am happy for you! Hope it all works out wonderfully!
     
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    Congratulations:) Have a great year...and celebrate!
     
  13. Mrs. K.

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    Exxxxccccellllent! :)
     
  14. CanadianTeacher

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    Awesome news. That's horrible of your son's principal to say you wouldn't get approved - whether it's true or not, he shouldn't be taking away hope like that. Glad it worked out!
     
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    Great news. When do you find out if HR will approve you?
     
  16. Miss W

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    Yeah!!! :D
     
  17. emmakate218

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    That's wonderful news for you!
     
  18. Ms.MB

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    Great news! Congratulations!
     
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    WOO HOO! Congrats Zoom!!
     
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    Oh, thank GOD! You needed a break. :woot:
     
  21. JaimeMarie

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    I think I missed that you even had an interview. What is the job you have been offered?
     
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    Congratulations! I hope that it all works out for you soon so you can breathe easier!
     
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    Thanks for all the support, I appreciate it! :)

    Cassie: Yep, this is with the actual district, not the co-op. I called the co-op this morning and told them the good-for-me/bad-for-them news. :D

    JaimeMarie: Not sure when I'll find out if the special ed dept signed off or not. But let me tell ya what - after working so hard setting up that last room and then having to tear it all down again, I'm not too anxious to set up again. I'm scared if I drag all my stuff in there, then they'll tell me "Oh well special ed said no, so uh... sorry. Get out." :eek: The job they've offered me is jr. high special ed, self-contained. It's a life skills classroom with a little bit of CBE mixed in.
     
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    Congrats! Why would your son's P tell you it won't happen? Is he a dream killer or what? I hope that they put your fears to rest soon and sign your papers! I don't blame you for hesitating to set up your room. Everything will turn out ok. Why else would they send you to teacher orientation? Let us know what happens!
     
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    Yay ZoomZoomZOOM!!!!!!
     
  26. Big Shirley

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    I am so glad you got something! Awesome! I hope you have a super year. What a relief!
     
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    Yay! Good for you!
     
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    What was the red mark on your record? Wait, I think I found it in another thread...but how could a school letting you go before you even started teaching be a red mark...?
     
  29. ZoomZoomZOOM

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    Well that's the million dollar question. :)

    Anyway, good news AND bad news. HR approved me! I got the job! Bad news is that until November I'll be considered a "permanent sub" for the gal that's on medical leave until her resignation goes through or something like that. So my pay will be a lot less per day. Boo ('cause we're broke!) but I can hold off until November no problem BECAUSE AT LEAST I HAVE A JOB! YAY!!!!!!!!!!! After he told me that, I started unpacking all my stuff. :lol:

    Phew, I'm just so relieved that this mess is almost taken care of. What a weird summer I had!!
     
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    YEAH!!! Congratulations. wooooohoooooooooooooooo!!!
     
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    You have earned a DOUBLE WHOOT!!!
    :woot::woot:
     
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    Congrats!! I'm glad everything worked out for you.
     
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    So are you going to go back and set up again? I hope you have some friends who will come help you :)
     
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    Great news! That's too bad about the pay until November, but it's great that you got the job!
     
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    I'm so glad that it's official!
     
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    I finally got a job! I'm now a preschool teacher! yea!!
     
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    Congrats Kermy!!! :haha:
     
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    Congrats ZOOM!!! Glad you were able to get into the district!!
    Have fun setting up your new room!!!
     
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    Congrats to you kermy.
     
  40. TeacherC

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    Congrats kermy! :)
     
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    congrats to you too!
     

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