Part Time Job?

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  1. TeacherC

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    I was just wondering if any of you teachers have a part time job... I was subbing last year, and hopefully I will get a real job for this upcoming year (keeping my fingers crossed!) However, during the summer, I haven't been working at all, and I feel bad not "contributing" to our income. My poor hubby has to pay for everything! I keep thinking that maybe I should be working part time, but then if I get hired in a month, I would have to quit.
    *Sigh* Any advice? :(
     
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    Can you hold out just a couple more months? If you feel horrible about not contributing ( I was once in the same position), can you get a night job or even tutor? Do you have Sylvan where you are? Somewhere where you can work part-time, build your resume' and it won't be awful if you quit in a couple of months...If you can, it might be better to wait and put all your energies into finding a full-time teaching job!
     
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    I have been doing some landscaping work. In this area, there is no shortage and it could keep you busy all summer. My parents are established in this, so I have been working with them.
     
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    I have an at home business that I do part time in the evenings and more full time in the summer. It is great for me because I can do it around my kids and don't have to pay for day care for 3 months.
     
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    I've worked for Sylvan part time for the last 13 years--longer than I've been teaching. I love it!!! You can even teach online classes :)
     
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    I also teach at Sylvan part-time. I love it! Best part-time job I've ever had. It's so rewarding too....and a very positive and exciting place to work. :D
     
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    I have a part-time job too- It is at a local trucking company taking accidents or reporting the weather over their computer. They are very understanding and let me make copies there and work on grading papers and things like this.
     
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    Thanks for all your input! I think I'll look into Sylvan...that seems like the best bet. However, I'm keeping my eyes open for anything...working at a craft store or a book store would be nice too! :) :thanks:
     
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    Ditto to the Sylvan idea! I've worked there for almost 2 years now, ever since DH went back to finish his degree. LOVE IT!
     
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    I also do not have a full time job and I have been subbing and I had a part time intervention job last year. I got a part time job at a teacher supply store and it's the best job ever! (Well, as far as retail jobs go) My manager is very understanding of my schedule (While I was subbing she would schedule me ?-close and I could come in during the early afternoon if I wasn't subbing that day or late afternoon if I was) Plus -- I get discounts! I know that there aren't a lot of those stores but if you live near one, you should definitely apply! They love having people working there who understand their products! :)
     
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    Well, I checked out Sylvan, and it doesn't look like they have openings in my area, but I'm on their email list in case anything comes up. Miss Steele, I would love to work at a teacher supply store! We do have one in the area, but their "Help Wanted" sign was just taken down this week. I think I might check in again in September though... Thanks to everyonefor all the suggestions!!
     
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    FYI, about Sylvan--this is our slow time of year. Many kids leave at the end of the summer and enrollment doesn't usually pick up until September. Definitely keep them in mind, I think it is the best. I'm in charge of training at my Sylvan and I just had one of my teachers tell me that she feels some days like she should be paying me to teacher--it is such a relaxing atmosphere to do what you do best.
     

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