Sitting in the sidelines

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  1. Mommyserenity

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    Sitting on the sidelines

    Teachers went back to work here today. Looks like I'll be sitting on the sidelines this year. :( Didn't get a call this weekend for the Ga PreK job, and training had to begin today if I was the one chosen. So that job is out. Waiting in the SpEd job, but she too said she'd call first thing today since I would have to report to preplanning next week. Haven't heard a word, even to my follow up thank you email, so I assuming I got passed over on that job too. Today is a very sad day knowing all my friends are back at work setting up classrooms and preparing for the year while I sit on the sidelines. Many of them were online last night complaining of having to go to work today. I'd give anything to happily swap places with them.
     
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  3. breezymarie07

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    I'm so sorry:( I know how you feel, though, about happily swapping places with those complaining. I deactivated my Facebook for that reason. It was just too hard for me. And one of my friends who got a job is on vacation in hot, sunny Florida (it is about 60 where I am) and complaining that she doesn't want to go to the beach anymore because all she wants to do is plan for the year and her classroom. I would love to be on vacation and have a job!
     
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    It sucks, I know! I'm hoping something will come up for you. There may still be opportunities during the year to find jobs.
     
  5. Mommyserenity

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    I've really had to hold my tongue the past few days listening to all the whining going on over having to go back to work. I'm sure next Monday will be even worse since I'll be home all alone to think about how I couldn't land a job once I get the kids off to school.
     
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    :hugs: I'm so sorry. Things do open up late or mid-year sometimes, though. I mean permanent things, not just sub jobs. I wouldn't stop looking.

    I fully subscribe to the belief that things happen for a reason...all my life, any bad luck has always turned into something better. I know that probably doesn't help much right now. I'm really sorry.
     
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    Mommyserenity and others:

    I'm so sorry to hear about your sadness. I can only imagine the frustration you feel.

    And I know it can't be easy coming even to these boards to hear us getting excited about the upcoming year. Sometimes I feel guilty about it.

    But as Rainbowbird said, things do happen for a reason and perhaps there was something about that PreK position that wasn't right for you...and that something better is planned for you.

    I do pray your spirits rise...
     
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    Keep your name out there, mommy...some openings could come up due to unexpected increases in student numbers. Don't rule out subbing as a way to get a LTS position...there are members here who have gone that route and ended up leading into full time positions. Stay off fb for a few days...do something nice for yourself...a walk through the woods,a manicure, read a trashy book on the beach...whatever is an 'escape' for a bit...sending you good thoughts that things get better soon.:love:
     
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    Don't give up hope! I was hired during the first week of school--it does happen.
     
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    I know its hard. I have been there so I reallllllly understand your sadness. It doesn't mean because school begins you won't get a phone call. I got both my PreK Teaching position AND my Kindergarten TA position AFTER school began...both in late October right before Halloween.

    So, things can change..sometimes when you have lost all hope is when you see God's true blessings and favor come to light :)



    (((((BIG HUGS)))))
     
  11. Teacher Gii

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    ::hugs:: I have felt the same way too..especially last year..but like others have said (and what I am hoping will happen too) the enrollment numbers can change after school begins. I am doing my best to keep my name out there and even though we are closing in on teachers going back for pre-service where I am, I haven't stopped emailing P's to get my name out there..and I still plan on sending packets (even though this may not happen until after the school year begins).
     
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    Don't give up. I got hired for my current position mid-year although the position was posted before the summer even started. Keep your chin up!
     
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    Sorry you have not gotten anything yet. :( I was watching your story because your from about the same area as me. I hope something happens for you soon! I see some jobs still posted in Cobb but as you know that district is so hard to get into.
     
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    I too am getting down about seeing the posts on FB however I agree that things happen for a reason. It is so hard to sit back and wait while other people have fulfilling jobs. But I have to remind myself that the best is yet to come. I have switched gears from trying to find a gen ed teaching job to finding a SpEd para job. I need to work, and they just cut our sub hours. Good Luck !
     
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    Something may come up when you least expect it. I got the magic e-mail at the end of October after being laid off in June.
     
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    Don't give up! I've been hired TWICE in November! I know it really stinks to not be starting out with everyone, but jobs do open up into the school year :hugs:
     
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    Monday came and went with no phone call or email from the SpEd job, so looks as if that's down the tubes too. I'm just is k to my stomach over it all.
     
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    I'm sorry. Keep the faith. Also, as hard as it is, try to find some good in the situation. I know that may be easier said than done. I may well be in your shoes in a month or so. I have made up my mind that if that happens, it is for a reason. Personally, the silver lining for me would be no child care needed for my kids. I'd be able to put them on the bus, get them off in the afternoon, volunteer in their schools, etc. I will have more time for my family, house, and pets. I think if I didn't find something positive to focus on should I not find a job, I'd sink into a funk. I know it is easier said than done!

    Also, I don't know if you would consider changing your location name. I think that saying you're from Loserville, even though it's a joke, it keeps a negative vibe going, you know? You have to see yourself as a winner, even though it might not happen in the time frame for which you'd hoped. You WILL find that job eventually. It is just a matter of time.

    I'm gonna pm you later...:hugs:
     
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    Mommy- Let yourself have the pity party, then get off facebook and do something for you. I have been where you are and I will be honest. I balled my eyes out on the first day of work week for two years in a row. I too have NEVER been hired before the school year started. Both times it was three weeks after school had started. Hang in there and say "its not me, its them."
     
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    I'm so sorry. Last year, I waited so long to hear from my current school, I began facing the fact that I'd most likely be subbing. Within a day, I got the call!

    Whatever you do, don't give up!
     
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    Oh, gosh! I thought I was the only one who did that!! I feel so much better now knowing that I am not. I just couldn't handle the constant, "Which bulletin board border do you like best" posts from my former classmates who got hired. And forget about the posts from the veteran teachers I am Facebook friends with. Their posts were almost as bad!

    I am the first to admit I am envious of them all. I don't want to rise above it right now, and I just don't have it in me to use it as motivation to "try harder next year". I tried hard this year!
    Sheilah
     
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    Another reason I'm glad I'm not on Facebook! :lol:
     
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    Ah, Facebook. I love it for keeping up with my friends. It's hard when I'm getting ready to go back to work, or I'm still working & my friends are are vacation. Through it all, I'm thankful that I have a job.

    Keep your heads up. Good luck with the job hunt. Sometimes, it's just a matter of luck!
     

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