Should I be worried about my job?

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  1. newteacherkt

    newteacherkt Rookie

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    I was just offered my first teaching job in the end of May. I still do not have my contract but just noticed today that the school I will be teaching at has a new principal. The principal that hired me is no longer at the school. Should I be worried about my job since I haven't officially signed anything? :(
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    You don't have to necessarily be worried, but do plan on stopping in next week, introduce yourself to the new P, and mention that you'd like to sign your contract if the office has it available.
     
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    I don't live local to the school. I am relocating. I have talked to another person that graduated with me and has been hired in the same district. Apparently they mail the contracts to your home address. I have been in lots of contact with HR but my contract hasn't shown up and they always says they are waiting on this or that. It only took my friend a week and a half after her offer to get her contract.
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Call, ask to speak to the principal's office, and ask him to look into it.

    He wants his staffing taken care of as much as you do.
     
  6. Butler's Bunch

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    Do you mine me asking what county it is in? :peace:
     
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    newteacherkt Rookie

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    are you in NC?
     
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    Yeah, I love NC! You will too!:thumb:
     
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    just sent you a PM
     
  10. MzMooreTeaches

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    Happy to hear that teachers love NC as much as I do! This is my homestate
     
  11. FarFromHome

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    I definitely would call since you know someone who already received their contract.
     
  12. shouldbeasleep

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    Just don't come off as worried about whether you have a job. Act like you know you do, and are detail-oriented. I like the idea of calling the new principal and introducing yourself. "Hi, I'm so and so, and will be joining the school as a ____ teacher this year. I'm looking forward to it, blah, blah, Just getting everything crossed off my list of things to do. I was wondering if you could help me figure out where my contract is....blah, blah..."
     
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    I agree with shouldbe
     
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    I know when I was hired in NC it took awhile to get my contract. The board had to approve it and I had just missed a meeting.
     

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