Text message rejection (and planning a back-up) I recently had a demo/interview for a job I was pretty excited about. But then today, I woke up to a text message from the superintendent saying, "Thank you for your time. You are not a finalist." Before this, all my contact with the school was by phone or e-mail. Maybe it's just me, but text message rejections just seem unprofessional and weird. For some reason this rejection is making me feel less optimistic than any of my other ones, and I'm starting to think about what to do next year. My first priority is to find a stable full-time teaching position. I'm also considering paraprofessional positions. But this might not happen, so I could be subbing. This still gives me 2 options though: Option A: Sub close to home and live with family. I would save on rent. I've subbed in the area before so most schools already know me, but most schools have also rejected me for teaching positions as they were given to current subs (I took a break from subbing to take a job elsewhere). I like the area, but it's not really where I want to be forever. Option B: Move to a new town and sub. I would pay more in rent, which would be tough along with other bills. This is especially true if I'm not getting subbing jobs every day. But I could possibly get my foot in the door in an area where I can see myself settling. It just might be a financial struggle to pull it off though. I'm also not sure how the job outlook is there, so I'd be taking a big chance. So, my main concern is financial. Short-term, it could be hard to move and sub. But long-term, it could be the best decision I ever made. Or it might not turn into anything at all. If I didn't have to worry about money, I would absolutely without a doubt sub in the new town. Is there anything else education-related that I could maybe do to supplement my subbing income? Has anyone else moved to sub? Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated. Like many other job searchers probably are, I'm becoming more stressed everyday. :unsure: Trying to think positive thoughts for all of us!