Hi Everyone, I just had two interviews in as many days and I'm really bummed. First one didn't go well but I had a bad feeling about school so don't mind. The second one was sort of surprise. It was my first day subbing on the campus and AP had mentioned they might have permanent job if I was interested. The kids were pretty bad, ignoring instructions, talking, had little interest in working. The interview was the next day during the normal conference for the regular teacher. This was a different group of kids, same elementary grade level and they were horrible. Outright attitude and open defiance and disrespect. They were so bad I almost walked out and told them to forget the interview. And I have taught in some pretty scary places! The interview went well, but I really don't want this job. I need a job badly both for financial and self-esteem reasons. And the real clencher is it is a gen Ed job and I KNOW I want to move to gen Ed. But my last job was in a school like this one, Title I with the same type of problems, just not as bad and same grade level. I had another sub job there for Friday, but I cancelled it. The sub system is online and that's how I cancelled so they don't know the reason for sure. During the day I talked to two other teachers who started at this campus this year. Both have experience and are not returning next year. The teacher I subbed for on second day has been out four weeks due to stress related health problems. And another teacher that I had not met stopped me as I was dropping students off at lunch. He said he felt sorry for me being with these kids and then asked if I had subbed at other schools in the same vicinity as this one. I said yes and he wanted to know how the behavior at these schools compared. I told him the truth which is that another school about a mile and a half down the road is 180 degrees from this one. It is also Title I but it is orderly, quiet in the halls, students are respectful, etc. Guess the P really makes that big a difference and I hadn't realized it before. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent. I have my husband's support about not accepting the job. I was very depressed today, feeling like I should accept it even though I knew I would be miserable. But I know that the very reasons they might offer me the position are exactly why I shouldn't accept it. I am a good teacher and don't have to waste my talents and passion on kids who don't care about their own learning and future. Did that for five years. I deserve better and it will come my way!