The PA Job Market is BRUTAL!!!Unless you're the Mayors Daughter

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  1. mincc

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    Jun 22, 2007

    Oh my.....

    That was nasty. I am so sorry for you. A similar thing happened to my friend. I can almost top that, though, with something that happened to me, but I am really not comfortable bringing it out. Let us just say that you are right that "untruthful" is an understatement. You can add "cruel", too...I wish I knew why these people were like this, really I do. I know someone who is a healthcare admin. She can be very hard on you and demands a lot, but she never does these things. Never. She is fair.

    One of the things that bothers me the most is these fake interviews. How can an admin. call a person in for an interview when they know that the job has been filled? One, they are getting your hopes up and two, they are completely wasting the person's time and possibly causing them to miss work??????? I hear there are laws that they have to interview but to me it is obvious when they have hired a connected person anyway. A friend of mine was hired this way (mom teaches there, no interview) and everyone knows it...and some of her colleagues are really giving her a hard time now because she got right in. But she is not the only one, I could name many more. I guess that is just the way it is here, especially with a flooded market. :(
     
  2. Lovetoteachkids

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    Oh, okay. I grew up in Berks County outside of Reading. I'm sure that's a tough area. You should try the Poconos though! I think it's a little better, although I'm finding out it certainly has gotten more competetive since I got my first job 7 years ago.
     
  3. teach123

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    We talked about relocating to Va. but feel like we can't do that right now because of our daughter.
    Where do you live now?
     
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    Really? How much do you get paid over there?
     
  5. Research_Parent

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    From the way education majors are graduating and the length of time those who have already graduated are taking to find jobs, it appears education colleges need to be worrying about their placement rates.

    I wonder who tracks that?
     
  6. MBooks22

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    A lot of the problems that stem from PA are the fact that almost all of their 14 state schools have decent teaching programs(many of them started off as "Normal Schools") Add to all the other universities and colleges that PA has, most of them have education programs as well. PA produces WAYYYYYYYYYYY too many teachers for what is in the state, thats why they have so many. It's sad really. But the quality of teachers being produced is good. PA has very high standards when it comes to the praxis scores, gpa and preps. I went to a job fair and a principal from VA told me he goes to PA/Michigan job fairs because they produce just good quality teachers and there are always to many, so he can find a great many willing to relocate.
     
  7. Lovetoteachkids

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    The Poconos:)
     

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