Offered a daily subbing job in a competitive district. Should I take it?

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  1. LittleShakespeare

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    I just received my standard license a few weeks ago. I had some job interviews for teaching high school English. It's truly competitive in my state.

    Anyway, yesterday, I was offered a daily subbing job in my high school district. It's a really great school, and I am tempted to accept the offer. I'm trying to find an opening for an English teacher, but I don't have other prospects right now. :(

    Do you think I would still be able to accept this job and continue seeking out other opportunities? Or should I wait till next September to start looking again?

    Sorry for this long response. I'm a little new to this whole thing. Thanks so much.
     
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  3. DAH

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    • [QUOTE="LittleShakespeare,.
    • It's truly competitive in my state.
    • I'm trying to find an opening for an English teacher, but I don't have other prospects right now. :(
    • Do you think I would still be able to accept this job and continue seeking out other opportunities? Or should I wait till next September to start looking again?[/QUOTE]
    Shakespeare, if I were in your shoes, I would take it. But let the principal know that you are applying and interviewing for permanent positions, and should one arise, you may be obliged to take it.

    A substitute position is TEMPORARY. Normally, you are not under contract, and therefore FREE to move about. And, who knows, this may turn into a permanent position, or another opening at the school may arise, and you may be the first to be considered.
    Good luck
     
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    Shakespeare, if I were in your shoes, I would take it. But let the principal know that you are applying and interviewing for permanent positions, and should one arise, you may be obliged to take it.

    A substitute position is TEMPORARY. Normally, you are not under contract, and therefore FREE to move about. And, who knows, this may turn into a permanent position, or another opening at the school may arise, and you may be the first to be considered.
    Good luck
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    Thank you. :)
     
  5. AlwaysAttend

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    I'd take it but wouldn't bother telling your principal that you're looking elsewhere. Chances are he/she are not stupid and know you'll be looking. Theres a reason that permanent sub jobs come up repeatedly throughout the year. The person who was there left for a different job.
     
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    Agreed. Schools generally understand and wish subs well who secure permanent positions.
     
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    Know that you won't be doing much English teaching. Only once was I left a lesson to teach in high school English class- and yes, it was Shakespeare ;) Macbeth, I think.
     

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