The way things work

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  1. frankies_mom

    frankies_mom Rookie

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    Funny the way things work sometimes. I guess it is that "Murphy's Law."

    I have been hoping and praying for interviews the last 8 months. Not a peep from anyone. I finally got an interview and landed a long-term sub job until January. Started this week and I really am loving it. I am going to learn a lot and really feel this is a good situation. However, in the same week I have started this new job I have received 2 calls for interviews for permanent positions. Ughhh! Where were these calls a month ago! lol

    Any opinions out there. If it is after-school hours is it worthwhile to go on these interviews just to see? Although, I have given my word on this job and don't really see myself not honoring it. But on the flip-side I have a family and in this economy interviews are hard to come by. I don't know. What would you do?
     
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    fratermus Companion

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    I suspect all the players know that an LTS who gets a good full-time offer will leave the LTS.
     
  4. gigi

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    I know just what you are talking about. I was told that due to budget cuts this spring I would not be renewed, so I began the process of job hunting. Received a call with good news, I was being renewed after all, hooray! After that, I got 2 job offers and it would have been for my own classroom. But you know, I signed the contract and felt I needed to honor it. I am happy where I am.... everything happens for a reason. Good luck with your decision.
     
  5. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I would go to the interviews and see what happens. They have to know that certified LTS teachers are going to continue looking for permanent positions.
     
  6. LovelyTee

    LovelyTee Rookie

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    I would go on the interviews also. I was in a similar position that you were in, no calls for months and then I received calls back to back after getting hired. I recently left a job where I worked as a paraprofessional in a high school because I was given the opportunity to interview for a position teaching English, which I was offered.
    So I'd say go ahead and go on the interviews, you never know what may happen, and you have nothing to lose. Like you said, it is rough in this economy, so if you could land a permanent job for the rest of the school year, I'd go with that.

    Good Luck!!
     
  7. StarrShine2

    StarrShine2 Rookie

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    Similar situation...PM if you want more details BUT my advice is go to the interview even if it's during school hours. Worry about what to do when you get the job offer.
     
  8. ChemTeachBHS

    ChemTeachBHS Comrade

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    Schools understand that a LTS will leave if offered a full time position.
     
  9. txhotrod

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    i would go just for the experience of the interview if nothing else...and you never know it maybe something you cant turn down..just my :2cents:



     
  10. BioAngel

    BioAngel Science Teacher - Grades 3-6

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    Absolutely go on the interviews! You're a professional and you're looking for new opportunities which will boost what you already know and so you can help as many children as possible with your talents.

    I don't think any school would be surprised with your choice :)
     
  11. Kate Change

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    Oct 12, 2010

    Go to the interviews! LT subbing is a great way to get a foot in the door, but this is not a good economy to be turning down jobs in! Best of luck!
     

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