At what point does a reasonable person just decide they've given something a respectable try and it's time to move on? No matter how much I want this, no matter how wide a geographic web I cast to catch a listing, no matter how well my transcripts look, no matter how many compliments and requests to sub I collect, no matter how comfortable I feel in the job, there is a very real financial consideration beating me in the face. I went into teaching when my corporate job disappeared. I'd been thinking about doing it for a long time and since I wasn't going to have a job anymore, it seemed like a good time to go back to school for my teaching credential. One year doing that, three years subbing, and I'm no closer to having a full time job than I was when I walked out the door of Corporate America. I'm not married, and my mom generously agreed to help me out with the career change. I gave up my apartment and moved back in with her, but I just turned 40 this year, and living like I'm 20 again is preposterous and getting more stressful by the day. I'm going to have to start looking into corporate jobs again. I despise my former career field, and want to avoid it, so I'm thinking corporate trainer...however, those jobs seem as few and far between as teaching jobs nowadays. Sorry...just feeling intensely depressed today.