Migrant Preschool director called 4 of my references and only 1 answered

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  1. TeacherCuriousExplore

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    Hey, everyone, I am back.

    So the migrant preschool director asked for better phone numbers for my references two days ago. I gave her correct numbers and was called by all of my references that she called, but one was able to answer her call because the others were at work. The ones that did not respond gave a voicemail when they were able to call the director, but she did not call them back.

    The reference that she called who was able to answer gave me an excellent review.

    I hope this means I have the job. Being that only one reference answered the phone and the others did not, will this hinder me from a job? She told me that I would hear back by Friday but wouldn't she email me or let me know before friday if she called references 2 days ago
     
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    Wow. I hate that my references weren't around. I hope I got the position
     
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    That's terrible. Most of my references I know and are people I keep in contact with. One told me that she will call her back today and see if she answers.
     
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    Do you think I should keep applying? The lady told me that she will let me know by friday. However, if she called references it would make sense to contact me ahead of time
     
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    Are all your references in the education field?
    Yes, keep applying.
     
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    Yes they are and I will continue to apply
     
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    If she said she will let you know on Friday, why do you expect to hear sooner?
     
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    Hopefully, talking to one person's good enough! I hope you get it!

    My fiance' & I both need some updated references to put down (especially him) if we were looking for new jobs.
     
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    So today was Friday.....
     
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    Well? Although, I know that just because they said Friday, that doesn't mean that they will let you know on Friday.

    Will they let you know either way? Or is it if you don't hear anything, you didn't get the job?
     
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    So the last bit of my references called and told me that they called and sent emails. The director contacted me and asked for one of my references email. Hopefully I will hear something by monday
     
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    I'm surprised they didn't email your references before calling. Most of mine have received an automated email from my filling out the application, and the email links them to a reference form.
     
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    Any news yet?
     
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    It's another Friday...
     
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    Keep applying. It’s not unheard of to get called much later than expected, especially if the first choices turned down the job, but I wouldn’t be putting my eggs in that basket.
     
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    Hopefully so busy workin' that no time for updates!
     
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    Hopefully, we will get an update sometime soon.
     
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    Another week has gone by. Any updates?
     
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    I’m starting to wonder if we’ll ever get an update.
     
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    No news is good news?
     
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    Pfft, lol.
     
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    I don't even watch TV anymore. I just come to "the teacher forums" as I call it to my husband.
    Talk about a cliff hanger.
     
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    I think if she wants to share she will and if she doesn't that's her choice. I know in my real life I have had teachers ask me to be a reference and sometimes they tell me when they did/didn't get a job and sometimes they don't. The process of applying can be emotionally taxing and I try to take the stance that if a person isn't ready to share that's their choice to make. At least where I am, getting a teaching job has got much harder since I started teaching. It was hard to get a job when I applied but it is much harder now as there are far fewer openings and as a result the process has got so tough.
     
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    She hasn't been on in a week.
     
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    Hey, everyone, I have been so busy the past few days. The lady asked to verify one last reference and I never heard anything back. Unfortunately, I could not take the position because even if I wanted to because my field counselor told me that I will have to be employed or student teach in a k-12 setting. I made the decision to teach kindergarten with parents until I earn MEd
     
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    :eek: okay.. well.. then I don't want to hear any complaints about it
     
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    Only comment I would make is to move in with the parents and give them the honor of housing their daughter during her practicum. Id wager you won't receive a living wage so you need to save money on fuel. I would want to know for certain that you will have a fully certificated K-12 teacher on staff to meet the criteria for a mentor teacher or else you may find this an exercise in futility. Tuition fees paid, but no positive outcome. I can think of many different ways to go, but you can't, so I hope your decision proves to be smarter than it seems to me.
     
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    Let me ask this: are your parents a k-12 setting? If not, you still wouldn't be employed or student teaching in the correct setting.

    If you are going to work for your parents again and they do not consistently pay you, move in with them, at least you can get room & board, plus save on gas and wear & tear on your car.

    Think carefully about the decisions you are making. Good luck.
     
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    I was wondering the same
     
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    :yeahthat:

    I’ve noticed an annoying trend on these forums. People ask for advice, don’t hear what they want to hear after starting numerous threads of the same nonsense, and then do the same thing that has been causing them so much anguish and, frankly, what they were advised not to do. It makes zero sense. Ridiculous.
     
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    Maybe we should have suggested sticking with the parents then?
     
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    Hahahahaha!
     
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    :rofl:
    Reverse psychology?
     
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    I had a so-called friend for a reference and she told interviewer she didn’t think I was right for the job!!:eek:

    Gee, thanks a lot!! You know I found out she applied for the same position!
     
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    I have sat down with pen in hand, fillng out W-4 tax form and was told, “This phone number on your application listed as a school was a library. You lied on your application. We are rescinding our offer.”

    What?! It was an honest mistake! The numbers were transposed!!! :(
     
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