Yesterday I attended the job fair for Houston ISD! I drove over 200 miles to get there, spent money I really didn't have and to top it all off I only talked to ONE vice principal. A few weeks ago, ok really more than a month ago I was at a huge university job fair and HISD was in attendance. I talked to the recruiter who basically siad to me this was how to get a job in the HISD. Attend this "interview" day. All the schools come you could probably talk to 10 principals and most likely get hired on the spot. Well I am here to tell you that was such a load of crap!!!!!!!!!! First of all this "job fair" was held on a not so nice sound of town and the direction they gave well let's just say I talked to several other people who got lost getting there. So I finally get there. They have two sessions, one for secondary and one for elementary. I decide I am only going to go to the elementary even though I can teach MS. My reasoning was because the line was all ready out the door and down the street by the time I got there. So I sit in my truck for two hours. ( not a big deal) So finally 4:00 roles around and I go in. There are about 500 people. (could have been more not real good at math) Out of all the elementary schools in HISD less than 10 show up at this "interview" day and the real topper is most of the openings were for ESL/billingual. Several other schools were supposed to have been there with more openings. I feel like yesterday was a total loss. I only talked to one VP and was one of the last ones in the building so he could have cared less. He spent less than 5 minutes with me while others at the beginning got like 20 minutes. The recruiters were encouraging us to come back on June 12 for another "interview" day. hahahahahah like that will happen. I was so upset when I left I went out to my truck, called my husband and cried for 10 minutes. Only two things came out of this, I did meet someone from A to Z while we were waiting to talk to the VP and my brother in law took me out to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack and I drank to Beach Bums. Went home and went to bed.