Laid off -- tips?

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  1. gr8_life

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    no contract for next school year. Advise? :(
     
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    Can you collect unemployment?
     
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    People have been saying to apply for unemployment now. Even if you're paid through the summer, you are generally only paid for 180 days but they stretch it out, so you can apply now.

    Breathe, relax, sit back and analyze the situation....surf the web and find other districts that might be hiring....wait until after May 15 though....make a list of other things you could do if you need full time employment and there aren't any openings, get your resume updated....breathe...
     
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    :hugs: I'm sorry that you were laid off. terp gave some great tips!
     
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    Yes, of course. Just how do you copy with the rejection? How do you make it thru the last few weeks knowing you won't be back. :eek:
     
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    I guess it depends on why you were laid off.
    Budget cuts? Not much you can do.
    Laid off because you were somehow found lacking? Well then there's lots to do...starting with self reflecting--what are my weaknessess and what to do to improve.

    How do you deal with the last few weeks knowing that you're not coming back?
    Just know that you're not alone and that the rest of the staff probably feel really bad and might not know what to say. They might say the wrong thing while trying to comfort/console you.
    Keep your mind busy with the end of year details...breathe.
     
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    You keep teaching and don't let your students down. You go home and have a good cry and rail and get angry and get slightly depressed. And then after about a week, you perk up. You realize that it happened for a reason. Maybe it had to do with you; maybe it didn't. But like terp said, you self-reflect and start making plans for the coming school year.

    It'll be ok. You will survive :hugs:
     

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