A great NYC public school offered me a position for the next school year. (I have a specialty license so I could have been hired despite freeze.) Then, they emailed me to say the person I was going to replace rescinded their resignation so they could no longer hire me. I was devastated especially because for one month we were communicating about orientation and on-boarding so there was no reason to doubt this offer. They never told me the offer was contingent on a particular person's resignation. A friend who is a current teacher has access to the Open Market and told me she saw the school list a job in my license area. I've been told the Open Market is foggy and what is really listed may not be reality but I was still upset to hear about this listing. I was wondering if would be bad to follow up again with the Principal. The general public is not supposed to know what's listed on the Open Market but with such a massive system, of course, teachers are going to tell job-searching friends what they see. 1) Should I contact the Principal to follow-up? If I do should I tell the Principal I saw the posting on the open market? 2) I don't want to spend the next school year telling people this great school hired me until they took it back. My resume is out to all the schools and I applied on-line to all the suburban districts of New York. Any new advice that you think can be helpful on getting hired in the NYC area?