Negotiate start date

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  1. krlynn457

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    This completely. There are plenty of other capable competitive candidates who would gladly start on time.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Probably your best option. Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy and congrats on your upcoming arrival!
     
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