The revival of the Rum, Tums and Depression Club

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  1. MATgrad

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    Ever feel like you need you need a club pack of tums? I know I do. Here's a place where we can post our general vents and frustrations about job searching. A place where we can post our support and motivation to keep at it.

    We had a thread like this summer and I don't know about you but today I could really use a :spitwater: Supposedly, there will be a position posted for my dream grade and dream school. It was supposed to go up last week. The AP there said she would put in a good word for me and told me to come by once it had been posted but it's not up. At an interview last Wednesday, they told me that have over 200 applicants for an ESE position but they narrowed it down to 50. If that goes well, then they bring you in for a second interview.

    Should I take tums or have some rum?
     
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  3. mrsnikki

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    Hmm..take some tums so that you can still be on your toes if/when they call! :) You will find something!
     
  4. roseteacher12

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    i have quiet a few bottles of wine stored up from a trip and fully intend on opening them if i find out that another position in my district was given to someone else and not me! those bottles are calling my name...but i refuse to open them until needed! maybe even for a celebration!!!!!
     
  5. smalltowngal

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    MAT~I'd say the tums until about 5 when the Ps have gone home and rum until you go to bed!
     
  6. lilmisses1014

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    Oy, I sure need this club. At least last year at this time I had schools calling me for interviews. This summer I've had nada. If I don't get a teaching job for the fall I'm screwed and will have to find something outside of teaching... which could drastically change my husband's and my plans for the future in regards to where we're settling. :( I cannot--and will not-- sub again, whether it's day-to-day or LTS, because it's not enough money. I hate this.
     
  7. mego65

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    I have a margarita night planned. I had told my husband it was going to happen either way tonight, either a yay or a waaa, sadly a waa and it is now 4 and I'm going "come on let's go get dinner, and drinks". I'm trying to wait till I little bit later. I'm totally bummed tonight.
     
  8. MATgrad

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    Margaritas are quite good. I hear ya lilmisses on the subbing. After doing it for 3 years and then having a classroom my heart just isn't in it anymore. So far tonight we have margaritas and wine. I'll bring a crisp white.
     
  9. TeacherNY

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    Glad to see the club is back! Save me a stool at the bar!
     
  10. mrsnikki

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    AHAH!! Perfect solution!!
     
  11. Simba

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    I am in!!

    Margaritas sound great!!
     
  12. mego65

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    Just got back, had two large peach margaritas with one of my co workers. I feel way better. Tomorrow I will get back at it.
     
  13. MATgrad

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    It's midnight and my roof has decided to leak. Hubby scrambled up there. It's not duct work and the roof has a valley right above the leak. So let's see the count now. In the last month, my tire has blown, a battery has died, my unemployment has run out, no idea on when the final extension will pay and now my roof is leaking. Forget the margaritas, I need some tequila.
     
  14. katrinkakat

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    Sheesh! Count me in, too, MAT grad! I hear ya. I remember this club last year (when I had a job!--waah) I'm just starting to get unemployment this month and I'm already freiking out not having a contract for next year. Please pass the pitcher of Margies. :)
     
  15. darlibby

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    I am also freaking out! I've been hired by TWO schools for it to end up not working out for different reasons... argh. This is difficult and it's JULY. I was sure I'd have something by now :(
     
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    :rolleyes:I had one of those days just last week. If it could have gone wrong it would have happened on that day. It started at the DMV and ended with a guy rear ending my car. It does get better - Keep the faith. You are in Florida. Right? I heard from a friend that Polk County Schools are hiring. Have no idea if that is anywhere near you. Best of luck!:hugs:
     
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    I know exactly how you feel. When I was moving from my hometown, I was petrified that I would not find a job. I kept hearing how hard it is for teacher's now. And I really think that it is. :hugs:
    I lucked out and found a job. I was talking to a fellow teacher on my staff and she told me that it is almost impossible to find a job. I was just in the right place at the right time. Don't worry (stupid to say - I know), your time will come too. You can't keep a good teacher down! Keep the faith and soon it will be your time to celebrate!:thumb:
     
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    That's the right attitude Mego!!!

    It will work out!!
     
  19. SCTeachInTX

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    :( I am sorry about your situation. It seems dumb to me that school districts can DO that. There should be some security in their word. :mad:

    I know it is hard to believe at this point, but your time will come. It happened before and it will again. :hugs: Concentrate on getting the interview. Be open and honest. Talk about your previous experience and how positive it was. I would also add parents that were in your class to your list of recommendations. They will be a huge ally in your battle. Have their personal quotes in your brochure or your portfolio. Have some letters of recommendation from them. Nothing speaks louder to an administrator than a HAPPY PARENT. Happy parents mean less heart ache for them. Happy parents that are thrilled with their child's academic achievements speak volumes to administrators too! If you have not included some parent references, do so. It could really make a difference. Have the faith. Pray a little, drink a little, and keep that positive attitude that has helped so many!:hugs:
     
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    Yes, it's hard. It has always been easy for me up until now. (I taught Head Start 6 years then Kindergarten the last two years) My last job I walked in and got hired on the spot and even got to choose which grade I wanted! But they let the probationary teachers go so here I am. Thanks for your post! :)
     
  21. MATgrad

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    The roof is only a little leak and cost me under $250 to fix. :) Of course I have no money to replace the fascia boards but those can wait a while.
     
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    I'm in! It's been 6 years since I had to job hunt. I had a job for fall, the next week the principal resigned, the following Monday new admin was in & let people go. No rhyme or reason to how they decided who to let go. My old position has been posted. Been on 3 interviews. . .so far nothing.

    I'm still getting paid for my last job, but I've got unemployment lined up just in case I don't find anything.
     
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    well the position im still waiting to hear about is apparently being considered for 3 other peple and none of them are me! this could be all hearsay but Im still waiting to hear back from my principal about it...no one why i wouldnt even be in the running for it....
     
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    I sent in online applications to a bunch of schools. Just because their deadline is July 10th doesn't mean they can't call ME and give ME an interview first. I wonder why they don't realize this :rolleyes:
     
  25. lilmisses1014

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    I love margaritas. Send the pitcher right over!!

    MAT, as much as it sucks that your roof was leaking, I am so relieved it "only" cost you $250!! Hopefully that's the end of the roof issues for you!
     
  26. chebrutta

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    Ugh, MAT. Feel you. I need 4 new tires. I also spent $50 of tire money having transcripts/test scores sent out to districts... but i won't be able to DRIVE to an interview.

    Pina coladas by the spa later. Everyone's invited.
     
  27. MATgrad

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    cherbutta, I think tire kingdom is doing buy 3 get 1 free. They might even be willing to throw in the alignment for free. Cars just feel like one large money pit sometimes don't they?

    Count me in for those pina coladas!
     
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    And gas is going up and I live 10 miles from town and the solar panel is leaking. It never ends.

    I called Tire Kingdom. They don't have mine in stock; I'd have to order online & have them sent to the store, no deal. :dizzy: Best price so far is $426, balance included.

    (swoons; reaches for pitcher of pinas. Still have a few more districts to apply to.)
     
  29. Miss84

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    Can you pass a pina over here...please and thank you.
    I am beyond frustrated...and no one seems to understand WHY I can't find a job in this field, I can't even understand why.
    I'm on the small private schools hunt now-I may have a possible teaching job for the fall but the pay is on the poverty scale, so I am still looking, waiting, and hoping.
    *Puts on shades and continues to sip some red wine*
     
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    Speak life into your situation. I know it may seem like a dead situation right now, but life and death are in the power of the tongue. Every morning when you get up claim your job. Tell your self I will be hired today, and it will soon come to pass.
     
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    Best advice I've heard in a while. Def. uplifted my spirits.:thumb:
     
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    does anyone else have trouble sleeping because of the job hunt? i havent had a decent night's sleep in quite a while. I look like i got punched in the eyes because of my dark circles!
     
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    This is my fourth year teaching and my third summer with no job lined up. I usually end up being hired after the school year starts, but at least it's a job!!!! So, this this the first summer I haven't been stressed out about not having a job. I am too busy taking chemistry at my local college.
     
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    Today will be the day I... return library books, do laundry, call eleventy million schools because a certain rural district doesn't list the grade level for each position on its website, and continue checking every other county in 3 states for jobs.

    Irish coffee, anyone??
     
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    Which 3 states are you looking?:)
     
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    FL, NC, SC.

    In other words, where there are no jobs :lol:
     
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    Cherbrutta:

    I sent you a PM.

    :)
     
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    Finally got some word about my dream position. It will be posted shortly but in this area that could mean weeks. I think for those of in Florida it will go like this: First day of school, enrollment doesn't drop by thousands. RUN! PANIC! We have classes of 40 plus students. We need teachers now and the phones will be ringing.
     
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    I got a call from a school district that I was pink slipped from. I was all excieted because I thought it was about a part time position that they said they'll call me about IF they open up, but it was from payroll saying that I owe them $3000. They had overpaid me. Long story... ugh!
     
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    Ugh, Peach!!! That stinks!
     
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    Can they legally make you pay them back?? I know I have overpaid some of our employees on occassion (not $3000) but I have never asked for it back--it was my mistake.
     

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