Things aren't working quite like I hoped...could use a shoulder right now

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  1. Pisces_Fish

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    First off, yes, my job offer still stands. I called HR today and a nice lady on the phone told me I'm in the final steps. My background check was started on Thursday of last week, but I still don't have a contract, only a verbal offer.

    Today my current P called me. She was very kind about it, but told me she needed and answer before 5:00 today. Apparently the super is needing to release my position immediately.

    I had hardly any time to think, but I decided to go in tomorrow morning and hand in my resignation before packing my classroom. Talk about a leap of faith! I don't know when my new contract will be ready, I'm hoping this week. Needless to say, I'm scared to death.

    But I feel in my heart I did the right thing. Another year at my school was going to "do me in," I'm in desperate need of change. Please no "what if's" right now - I'm well aware of the possible consequences :(

    Wish me luck tomorrow, I'll be feeling very low, I'm sure.
     
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  3. smalltowngal

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    Pisces~First off :hugs: change of any kind is hard to deal with, especially if you aren't exactly sure of it. It is a leap of faith, but one that will work out because you will be signing that contract before you know it!
     
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    Good luck Pisces-I'm sure everything will be fine!
     
  5. catnfiddle

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    We're here for you! Honestly, I think everything is going to be just fine and you are going to be happier than you have been in a while.
     
  6. Linguist92021

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    You just have to think positive now! All my decisions that were based on feelings, gut-instincts and leap of faith (of course, based up by logic :) ), turned out to be great decisions.
     
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    :hugs::hugs: I can only imagine how you must feel. First off I hate change, but to not know its hard. Thoughts and prayers are with you. I think you made the best decision, every step is its own blessing.
     
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    :hugs: I understand your feelings, but I think you made a decision that will be better for you in the long run. Good luck tomorrow!
     
  9. Bella2010

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    Sometimes the best changes are the hardest to make. ;) I am sure you'll be posting about your new school very soon!!!! :hugs:

    Beth
     
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    Hugs to you. Change is sometimes very necessary. I am sure it will all work out, even if it feels a little scary right now. You'll be fine.
     
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    Everything will work out.
     
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    I hope everything ends up working out well for you! :)
     
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    If you were given an offer, you should be fine. I started my job in February after the old teacher decided to change jobs. I started a week after my interview. I actually started before I even got a contract or was approved by the board. I think it would be very rare for something to happen after you've been offered the job.
     
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    Sounds like you really need this change! Good luck with all the details.
     
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    Hang in there.
    This will work out.
     
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    good luck :)
     
  17. DizneeTeachR

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    Hugs... I can understand your nervousness!!!

    GOOD LUCK!!!
     
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    :hugs: Everything will be fine!
     
  19. Pisces_Fish

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    “Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” - Louis E. Bonne
     
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    My dad's famous words are "Can't never did anything." I use it all the time....
     
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    You're going to be fine! Plenty of us have had to make that leap of faith with jobs, and it works out. I love Diznee's dad's quote. :)

    :hugs:
     
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    It will be fine!
     
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    Consider this as you closing one door and another opening.
     
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    Good luck! Change is hard, but you'll do great! And the new contract will come.
     
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    Maybe he should trademark it...LOL!!!
     
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    How are you feeling today Pisces? Any new news?
     
  27. Pisces_Fish

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    No news, but it's official. My principal gave me a big hug when I left. :love: She knows I'm technically jobless right now, and understands how scared I am but why I'm making such a plunge. I want to call HR bad, but I'm forcing myself to wait until Thursday.
     
  28. JustMe

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    It is a difficult position to be in (not having the contract), but as you said, to stay another year at your current school would have done you in. So, no matter what happens, you couldn't have happily remained. As someone else said, this actually isn't uncommon. I had to do the very same thing.
     
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    Extra hug!!!! You need to do what you feel is best for you as well!!! It's tough, but I'm sure it will all work out...
     

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