Discussion in 'Job Seekers' started by krlynn457, Jun 23, 2017.
Jun 23, 2017
It would depend on the job. Classroom teacher? They will never allow that. Support staff? You may have a chance.
It is a teaching position, they need a teacher in there from day one. The students deserve that. They will go to the next candidate instead. And, as a teacher, those first few weeks are the most critical. You establish structure, routines, and expectations.
While I agree it is highly unlikely, I think it also depends on the circumstance. For instance, if you have a baby in late July or early August, I do not think it would be unreasonable for a district to allow you to start in October. The same could be said for a major medical procedure that would require you to be out to recover. I do not think other reasons would be as compelling. From the teacher standpoint, I wouldn't want to start in October versus September if I had a choice about it. It is so much harder to have a smooth year if you don't start the year with your class.
If this is a new job, they probably noticed you were expecting when interviewing and wouldn't blink an eye at your starting six to eight weeks after you popped.
I wouldn't expect they would want you out longer than that though.
This completely. There are plenty of other capable competitive candidates who would gladly start on time.
It wouldn't hurt to go on the interview. If it's the right fit, I would think the school would rather you be out a few weeks than deal with the wrong person all year.
I think it's fine to go to interviews, but just don't have high expectations. Giving it a shot is at least better than not trying. We have a very hard time filling para positions in my area, so around here if you were a strong candidate you might still have a chance as we would figure someone starting late is better than not filling the position at all.
Probably your best option. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and congrats on your upcoming arrival!
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