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  1. giraffe326

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    Yes, they can. I can be let go without notice for any reason as well.
     
  2. giraffe326

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    I was awake until at least 2AM thinking about my interview last night. At 2AM, I was totally confident and the job was mine :D Now, I'm sleepy and slightly less confident. However, I want to share what was running through my head. I truly feel like the stars have aligned and this is my job. (Well one of them, they have 5 openings.) This is the only public school district that called me to interview in my home county.

    I listened back to my message. The screening interviews are job fair style. 5 minutes with each principal. I can come anytime in my time frame (12-1). I am going to slip out of school before lunch- I have my excuse and it is foolproof. (I have a reason that I have to go home now. Construction on the road I take 5 of the 6 miles of my commute just went under construction Tuesday. My 12 minute commute took me 40 minutes the other day. Had construction not started, I wouldn't have had a reason to be gone so long.) I should be back by 12:40 or pretty close to it. The fact that I was scheduled between 12 and 1 is great- it is the only time I could have pulled this off without calling in sick.
    Next, the interviews are being held at the closest elementary school to my current school, within the district.
    Call backs will happen tonight. Formal interviews are scheduled for Monday. Guess what, we don't have school on Monday. ;) No lies/excuses needed.
    Now, had I not taken my terrible job, I would not be here in the state right not. I would have had to report back to my old job on Wednesday. Therefore, the opportunity at this district would have been impossible.
    Also, if I had not taken crappy job I would not have been able to pay a single bill next month. Plus I owe my parents for the terrible move. They could not loan me more money, so I would have been screwed.

    The timing has lined up. I will be able to do this, and easily, too. Plus this district is not as impossible to get into as my home district it. (Less nepotism) I know they had a teacher last year that was from Maine- she lived in this area with her boyfriend. (She was in front of me in line at Staples around Christmas and we struck up a conversation. She talked about how much she hated the area and was going back to Maine at the end of the year. I wanted to punch her.) (Granted, she could have subbed her way in.)

    Now I just have to go get my job :) I'm so glad that teachers report back a week from Monday- they won't have time to play games with multiple rounds of interviews :)


    (Now if I get rejected after today's round, I am going to be mortified. But for now, I'm taking my confidence and getting the job done today!)
     
  3. MsMar

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    So glad the timing has worked out for you. Good luck!
     
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    Giraffe, keep thinking positively. You know what they say about the power of intention. I hope you have an amazing day and things start to click for your kiddos!!
     
  5. giraffe326

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    Clarification- job I'm interviewing for today is mine. New job- I will get it.
     
  6. LC ELA

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    You got this!!!
     
  7. giraffe326

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    Forgot one other thing- I kind of feel like crappy job lit a fire under my butt. Maybe I've not given all of my interviews 100% because I had a job that I loved to fall back on. Now, I don't. It is do or die. Get new job, or spend the year in hell.
     
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    This sounds very positive, Giraffe! So glad the timing for interviews has worked out. Definitely a good omen. :thumb:
     
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    Good luck!! You will be amazing.
     
  10. mcqxu

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    Hey Giraffe....you're in Michigan! Yay! Hope all goes well today, keep us posted:)
     
  11. ECE ABC

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    I am so excited for you! You always have to go with that ''knowing'' feeling...its yours!!!!!!


    Keep us posted..i LOVE this thread :D
     
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    Good luck!
     
  13. smalltowngal

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    Fingers crossed for you, giraffe!!
     
  14. czacza

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    Go claim it!:love:
     
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    Ooooooh I hope things went well today!!!!!!!!
     
  16. MsMar

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    Hope it went well today and you got back in time without any problems.
     
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    I hope it went well!
     
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    I think it went well. I'm dying though. No news yet :(

    They will only call you today if they are bringing you back. You will not hear from them if you are not selected.
    I figure they would have to debrief- you were interviewed by three different Ps for 5 minutes each. So I'm still hoping a call will come in. Desperately hoping.
     
  19. ECE ABC

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    Ohhh my fingers are crossed for you!!!!!!

    Please let us know when you know :D
     
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    THEY JUST CALLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2:30 on Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Yay! Yay! Yay! Yay!
     
  22. vateacher757

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    Yay!!!!! :2up:
     
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    Nice!
     
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    Congrats!! 1 down 1 to go!
     
  25. LouiseB

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    You will get this job!
     
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    Awesome, Giraffe! :)
     
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
     
  28. giraffe326

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    He did say that they had 8 or 9 openings due to an increase in enrollment. The posting only said 3. They pulled 400ish applications (NOT indicative of the total number of applicants since the posting doesn't end until Sunday.) They brought in the top 10%. They are only interviewing on Monday. So if they brought in 40-50 the first round, they can't bring in more than, what, 20 for the second round? Odds look good.

    I'm not kidding- this job is mine. I want it!!
     
  29. Pisces_Fish

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    I must be on Facebook too much lately, for a split second I was looking for the Like button :lol:

    LIKE LIKE LIKE!
     
  30. giraffe326

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    Today has been a super great day. (Not with my students, but personally.)
    I pulled off my 'emergency' without a glitch.
    I found $37 in my pants' pockets. (I'm mooching off the parents at the moment, and spending coins when I have to buy things. I literally bought a pack of bobby pins with nickels and pennies the other day!)
    I earned some free Thirty-One product and they shipped it to NC. I had to call FedEx and have it rerouted- it came today!

    I'm super happy right now!!
     
  31. giraffe326

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    This is in a town just a little bit farther up the highway from where you are from. Big white ;)
     
  32. LouiseB

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    Do you know a timetable for a decision after the interview on Monday?
     
  33. donziejo

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    Excited for you.
     
  34. giraffe326

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    No but teachers report the 26th, so it has to be quick. Board meeting is the 26th.
     
  35. giraffe326

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    No way! Since the school year hasn't started for anyone else, I never will have a gap in employment, therefore I will never claim this job! (If I get a new one)
     
  36. ECE ABC

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    Ohhhhhh yaaaaaaaay :D



    So exciting!!!! You are going to have an awesome weekend..its yours!
     
  37. teacherwithlove

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    OMG!!!! It sounds like the stars truly aligned for you! Good things come to those who are persistent! :)
     
  38. teacherwithlove

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    you deserve this!!!
     
  39. MsMar

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    Fabulous news! And I love the timing of the second interview being on a day you don't have school. Enjoy your three day weekend and best of luck on Monday!
     
  40. ECE ABC

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    Ohhhhh My God, I can feel your excitement!!!!!

    Do you believe in The Law of Attraction, bcuz you my dear are attracting amaaaaaaazing things to yourself :) :) :)

    Keep it up. And I understand using coinage (my nephews term..lol) as a means to purchase things......i was there not to long ago. Its amazing when it all turns around like this.



    I thank God everyday that it has!!!!
     

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