I could really use some advice. I'm in a job that I don't like. I gave it 2 years, but I feel as though it's getting worse. I'm working 12 hour days, I can't meet my kids' needs and some teacher is constantly thinking I'm not doing my job well enough. I want out! I've been looking all over for another position, but they're scarce in this area. Apparently, they're getting 400-600 applicants for every job. I'm not getting interviews no matter what I do, and to be honest, I'm so busy doing my job that I haven't been devoting enough time to my hunt. I asked for an extension on signing my contract for next year. I have until 6/30. (Acutally, we don't even have a contract as it's been under negotiation all year.) Everyone seems to be assuming and hoping I'll stay. I have no other real strong leads, except that a school I've subbed at will be hiring for three new teachers in July. Not a definite thing by any means, but better than any other lead I've had yet. I can't afford to be without insurance. I also don't want to be unprofessional or to put my school in a tight spot. They're always hiring people for SPED positions (wonder why?) & their choices are getting limited. Should I not sign my contract and risk not having a position in the fall? SHould I sign and break it over the summer if something pops up? ANy advice would be greatly appreciated!