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  1. HeatherY

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    It is 9:45 here. I just got a call from a school for an interview.... at 10:00. Huh?

    Group interviews between 10 and 12. Well, I have family visiting, any way you could do this tomorrow? No. Well, I guess I am sorry, but I cannot get home, clean up and change and be at your school by then. Thanks for the notice.

    What the heck?!?!?!?
     
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  3. katrinkakat

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    Wow, that was short notice. Too bad they couldn't be more flexible.
     
  4. MrsA

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    Wow! Talk about last minute!

    I hope that school realizes just how unprofessional that is...
     
  5. MsMar

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    Wow, that's some seriously short notice!
     
  6. McKennaL

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    You wonder about even accepting a job at a school like that. What are their expectations for their teachers like?
     
  7. nogenrewriter

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    That's UNBELIEVEABLE!...like seriously "no, I don't happen to be waiting around in my three-piece suit with lint roller in hand just in case you call". Did they want you to strap on rocket boots? Ridiculous.
     
  8. BerniceBobs

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    It's an employers' market these days.
     
  9. TeacherNY

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    Right, and most of them probably ARE expecting that you are ready and waiting for their call!
     
  10. emmakate218

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    Ridiculous!
     
  11. MzQualified

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    OMG!! nogen, your comment was toooooo funny. :lol::lol::lol:

    But seriously...they couldn't possibly think you could get there in 15 mins. Were you supposed to be waiting at the school already just because you applied there?????:dizzy::confused: Big WOW!!!!!!!
     
  12. HeatherY

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    Okay, so a few hours later the principal called me. Said that she understood that I had family visiting and would make an exception and interview me tomorrow. Asked me to call another secretary and set it up. Both the principal and the sec were very brief and gave no details and I could not get a word in to ask what job this is for! I have no idea what I am interviewing for!
     
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    Good luck on the interview... for "what ever" position it is. :)
     
  14. megawinn

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    Wow. I'm sorry...
     
  15. SpecialEdTeache

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    I wonder what the story is behind that? Admin. Asst. forget to make the call a few days earlier?

    Talk about unprofessional, I was interviewed by an administrator in a skimpy tennis outfit a couple wks. ago. Was not impressed!
     
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    I went to a last minute interview once. It was the one where the guy talked about himself the entire time- didn't ask me anything except (and I swear this is true) "Ok, do you have any questions for me?"

    My thoughts --> Uh... you mean do I want to ask you anything else after you jabbered on for 45 minutes? Let me see... yes. (1) why don't you ask ME any questions? and (2) Did you just feel lonely...and thought you would call me to come sit with you?

    Never heard from the school again. I figure that they already had the choice made -but regulations said that they had to interview a quota of people ... or maybe it was because I wasn't a good enough listener :rolleyes: .
     
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    wow... well good luck with the interview today, for whatever its for lol. :dizzy:
     
  18. emmakate218

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    Good luck, HeatherY! Thanks goodness they were so understanding...of why you couldn't be there in 15 min.! Thanks goodness! :rolleyes:
     
  19. nogenrewriter

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    :thumb:GOOD LUCK!!!

    Please let us know how it goes!
     
  20. Kangaroo22

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    Good luck!
     
  21. HeatherY

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    Well, my first official interview was good. It was a bit more than a screening, but not an intense interview. It is an urban school and it is for a 3rd grade. The school has already had to add a K, 4, and 5 and they are waiting on funding to add a 3rdgrade. I would assume there would be a second interview for this position. The principal told me that she had done a lot of interviews and was not happy with what she had seen. At the end she told me I was a very "strong candidate" and that I was certainly on her list.

    So we will see!
     
  22. emmakate218

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    Sounds promising, HeatherY!
     
  23. Jlyn07

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    That's great! I hope you get it.
     
  24. smalltowngal

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    Sounds great! Good luck!
     
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    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, Heather!
     
  26. nogenrewriter

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    Yay!!! this sounds promising! even if this one works out (which i hope it does) you should be happy to know that out of all the candidates, you were the strongest so far. Let's hope that the earlier craziness is a reflection of their HR and not the school. Please keep us updated!
     
  27. mom2alex

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    Wow! I can't believe anyone would call and suggest you come for an interview on such short notice. I am so glad that she called back and that the interview went well. I will be hoping that you get it!!
     
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    Yay! Everything is crossed! I hope you get it!
     
  29. Simba

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    Sounds great!! Good Luck!!
     
  30. McKennaL

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    Go go GO!
     
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    Good Luck! :)
     
  32. HeatherY

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    I got the job!
     
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    Congrats!!!
     
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    Congrats!

    :party:
     
  35. Kangaroo22

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    Congratulations! That's awesome!
     
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    YAY!
     
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    HOORAY! Now go celebrate by visiting the teacher store.
     
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    :):):)WOW!!!!!! Now we all come to Hawaii to celebrate. Save a Coco-Loco for me!
     
  39. ShadesofGray

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    congratulations!!! thank goodness they called you back for that interview lol. :)
     
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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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