Is waiting to hear back the hardest part?

Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by mollydoll, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. mollydoll

    mollydoll Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    57

    Aug 11, 2011

    I'm starting to think that it is.

    I'm waiting to hear about the PERFECT job. It's in my favorite district, it is teaching my favorite subject and grad level, and there are other factors that I won't get into online that would make it IDEAL.

    I feel that the interview went well, though my confidence has been so beaten up over the past two years, that I'm not sure I'm capable of being sure of myself any more.

    They asked me to verify that I had documentation on file with the district and said they would be checking references and making a decision in about a week.

    They HAVE contacted my reference to set up a phone call (my ref told me this in an email).

    So, I have to think that they are considering me! I'm such a stress ball right now and can hardly even swallow water.

    I have had just about the worst past year I've ever had, both health wise and in other ways. I don't think I've ever wanted anything so badly before. I asked my bird to cross her toes for me, if only because mamma will be able to afford to buy her all the organic blueberries she can eat.

    I haven't applied to very many jobs because I'm not in a position to relocate and there is a limit to how much I can drive.

    :eek: So nervous.

    Yesterday, I got a job teaching GED classes, so I am hoping I have some positive karmic flow going. I'm really excited about the GED job, but it is only a few hours a week and won't do much to help financially. I really want the experience though.
     
  2.  
  3. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2011

    It's the hardest part because there is really nothing else you can do but wait.
     
  4. LMichele

    LMichele Cohort

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2011

    Absolutely. I had what I considered to be a pretty good interview yesterday. They couldn't tell me what the position was for..either a full year leave or a tenure track position. The ad was in the paper on Sunday for just 1 day, my resume delivered Monday, they called me Tuesday to set up the Wed. interview. I asked if they had a time line for making a decision, and they said they hoped to have everything settled within 2 weeks. I decided I can't go crazy for 2 weeks & am keeping myself busy as usual :)

    Good luck!
     
  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    24,958
    Likes Received:
    2,109

    Aug 11, 2011

    Can't wait to hear good news for you! Fingers crossed here for you!:)
     
  6. DaleJr88AmpFan

    DaleJr88AmpFan Cohort

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 11, 2011

    Sending positive thoughts to you... waiting IS the hardest part. Keep thinking positive thoughts...
     
  7. leighbball

    leighbball Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,507
    Likes Received:
    1

    Aug 11, 2011

    Yes, its the hardest part because there's nothing you can do to control when you hear. But I hope you don't wait long and its great news!!
     
  8. cutNglue

    cutNglue Magnifico

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2006
    Messages:
    9,154
    Likes Received:
    1

    Aug 11, 2011

    Waiting... Waiting... Waiting.... Dum... de ... dum... dum... dum.
     
  9. Ms. I

    Ms. I Maven

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Messages:
    5,869
    Likes Received:
    155

    Aug 11, 2011

    Well, I truly hope you get it!
     
  10. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2007
    Messages:
    17,362
    Likes Received:
    46

    Aug 12, 2011

    I'll be crossing my fingers for you!!
     
  11. mollydoll

    mollydoll Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    57

    Aug 12, 2011

    Thanks everyone! They said about a week, so I can't get impatient yet (in theory; in practice, I'm great at getting impatient).
     
  12. mollydoll

    mollydoll Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    57

    Aug 14, 2011

    Nerves again! I feel like I will perhaps hear something tomorrow. Oh, I hope!

    I'm so nervous and tied in knots I can't even eat the cookies Ms.Mar made me bake yesterday. (she held my bird at gun point until I made them, so clearly, I had no choice.)

    I hope others waiting on pins and needles hear good things this week!
     
  13. LMichele

    LMichele Cohort

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 14, 2011

    Good luck to you! I was told from my interview this past week that they were anticipating finalizing things within two weeks, so my wait is still a bit long. I'll be keeping myself busy sending out more e-mails & delivering resumes, as well as finishing up my last week of summer school to keep my mind off of the wait :)
     
  14. LMichele

    LMichele Cohort

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 14, 2011

    Just caught this..I baked cookies this weekend too! Peanut butter & Nutella cookies :)
     
  15. mollydoll

    mollydoll Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    57

    Aug 14, 2011

    Well, I guess I have all my hopes wrapped up in this. I'm out of jobs to apply for as I can't relocate and I have some physical limitations to consider.
     
  16. mollydoll

    mollydoll Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    57

    Aug 15, 2011

    I got the job!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm so happy. The past year has been truly horrible and now I feel I get a fresh start with everything, and with actual paychecks, I can finally afford physical therapy and might improve my mobility too!
     
  17. LMichele

    LMichele Cohort

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    512
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 15, 2011

    Congratulations! That is wonderful news. Best of luck to you :)
     
  18. SCTeachInTX

    SCTeachInTX Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,972
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 15, 2011

    WOW! Now refresh our memories.... What will you be teaching ?

    CONGRATS!!!!!
     
  19. Kangaroo22

    Kangaroo22 Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2008
    Messages:
    6,216
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 15, 2011

    Congratulations! What wonderful news!
     
  20. mollydoll

    mollydoll Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    57

    Aug 15, 2011

    Earth Science. :wub:

    And I should actually have technology in the classroom this time! And lab facilities.
     
  21. fratbrats

    fratbrats Comrade

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2007
    Messages:
    463
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 15, 2011

    Congrats!!! Yay! I'm SO happy for you! Here's to your fresh start! :)
     
  22. leighbball

    leighbball Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2005
    Messages:
    7,507
    Likes Received:
    1

    Aug 15, 2011

    Yay!!! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!
     
  23. TeacherGroupie

    TeacherGroupie Moderator

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Messages:
    29,756
    Likes Received:
    1,159

    Aug 15, 2011

    Thrilled for you, mollydoll!
     
  24. mollydoll

    mollydoll Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    57

    Aug 15, 2011

    Thanks!
     
  25. DaleJr88AmpFan

    DaleJr88AmpFan Cohort

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    565
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 15, 2011

    WooHoo!! Congrats on the job.... have a great year!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  26. r2turtle

    r2turtle Rookie

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 16, 2011

    Congratulations!!!!
     
  27. iloveschool

    iloveschool Companion

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2010
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 16, 2011

    YEA!!!!!!Congrats!!!
     
  28. teach42

    teach42 Comrade

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Messages:
    334
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 16, 2011

    Go mollydoll...congrats!
     
  29. elateacher4life

    elateacher4life Cohort

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Messages:
    687
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 16, 2011

    Yeah! You did it!
     
  30. MathEqualsLove

    MathEqualsLove Companion

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 16, 2011

    Congratulations!
     
  31. mollydoll

    mollydoll Connoisseur

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    57

    Aug 16, 2011

    You guys are all so supportive even though I haven't been posting much. I really appreciate it!


    I'm going to make sure this is the best year ever.
     
  32. HOPE-fulTeacher

    HOPE-fulTeacher Comrade

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    263
    Likes Received:
    0

    Aug 16, 2011

    I'm so happy this worked out for you...it sounds like it will be a great situation for you!! Best of luck as you start your new job!! (Don't you just LOVE the sound of that word now?!..."job") :)
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. agdamity,
  2. catnfiddle,
  3. RainStorm
Total: 346 (members: 4, guests: 319, robots: 23)
test