My back up plan

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My back up plan
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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 11:09am

Hey ladies,

I am getting pretty worn out on this whole job hunt process. I've certainly given up on trying to find work in Michigan.

I applied to DC, have had several phone interviews, plenty of interest. Sent introductory emails and follow up emails but nothing has panned out yet. I got advice on the best neighborhoods, found a great place to live finally that I can afford and I've even applied to several charter schools in DC, which I promised I wouldn't do but hey I figured, I could just leave and go to the district when they called.

Now, I've applied to the Fairfax County Schools in Virginia as my second choice to work and now, I've applied to the New Orleans School district as another back up plan. I figured putting all my eggs in one basket is why I'm unemployed now.

So, I'm just gonna keep trying and applying for all jobs I qualify for. I'm getting super restless and while I've finished my degrees and am paying off all my back bills slowly but surely, I just feel like I should have more to do. Yeah, I should probably go work out, but I'm just not motivated to do that yet. I hate to complain, but its a beautiful day. I should be at work enjoying it with kids, not stuck at home.

And thing is, I wanna go out and do things, I have no money to do it. Oh well, I guess I'll be back in the grind soon enough and then I'll be complaining of being too tired. I have worked since I was 15, so really I've been working for 25 years and maybe its time for a break. I don't know. A few months was fine, but this has been 9 months now, I could have had a baby by then.

Anyway, something will come through soon. I feel it.

GT38

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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 11:36am

Good luck to you! Things are very tight here too. People keep telling me that there are plenty of jobs in Florida. Apparently people keep getting jobs there with simply a telephone interview. Would you be willing to relocated near a gorgeous beach? Of course, the Florida job thing may not be true...I don't know for a fact.

I've decided that, starting June 1st, I'm going to be a stay at home mom. I'm so disenchanted with education right now. I think I just need a break for a couple of years and maybe I'll be recharged for teaching again. I'm going to try and get something online to supplement our income. Hopefully I can do some teaching or tutoring online.

Good luck to you! I hope your dream job comes through soon! :)

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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 1:48pm

Hey, I'll look into Florida, thanks. I heard they have no state taxes, is that true??

Anyway, I'm still single and childless. I can find a place to move and settle there and then really work on finding the right person, child, or even improving myself and skills.

Believe me I want to move on from teaching eventually, I'm really trying to get one last teaching job, go back to school to actually change careers and move on for good.

Believe me, I know I won't retire from it, but right now, just using what I know how to do until I have the resources to move on.

Good luck to you. Being a mom is the greatest job in the world. Enjoy every moment, cause they fly by.

GT38

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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 5:09pm

Hi, GT! I told Guili in another thread that I'm ready to retire and do something else. I think

Sherry

 

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Mon, 03-01-2010 - 9:03pm

Hey, its okay. I do understand. Do what makes you happy. Time out for anything less. Like I said, I'm only getting back into the classroom for the next 2 years so I can afford to move on to another area. Cause you're right, its not worth it anymore. The disrespect is way too much. Besides, we gave it our best shot, we really did.

I mean I gave it what, ten years and you gave it way more than that. The system needs to change but we won't be the ones to change it. And as long as there are too many younger teachers who will accept less money and poor treatment, just trying to "get along" things wont change.

Do your thing Sherry. I know I am. First half of my life is done, time to make the second half better than the first.

GT38

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Tue, 03-02-2010 - 1:24pm

Fairfax County is one of the biggest, richest counties in VA. They used to

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Tue, 03-02-2010 - 2:40pm

Thanks, GT! Really sometimes

Sherry

 

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Wed, 03-10-2010 - 8:52pm

All I can say is, that really sucks!! Take the time you need to reassess, you'll figure it out and eventually you'll be fine. You're a brilliant person with tons to offer the right environment. I have every confidence things will improve. Of course not in your current environment, but it will.

As for me, I have officially applied to teach in 3 states and one district. DC, Virginia, Louisiana and Florida. Of course that's Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) DCPS(DC), NOLA Recovery School District(LA) and Broward County Public Schools(FL)

Dear God if you love me, let one of them call. Correction, call, set up an interview and I get the job. I gotta move on. I need to teacher just a couple more years so I can go back to school to change my career. I don't want to take out anymore loans so I need to work or get "tuition reimbursement" in order to move into other areas.

Again, I don't want to commit to anything else in Michigan and then feel stuck or bad cause I walked out on something.

I'm trying to hold out but I have no real money and the unemployment is not making it. It's such an embarrassment to not be able to take care of myself. I hate it, I really do.

But I just gotta keep believing and trying. At least that's what people say.

Anyway, good luck Sherry. Love ya!!

GT38

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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 11:42am

Thanks GT! I hope you get a call. Here the only jobs listed

Sherry

 

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Thu, 03-11-2010 - 12:56pm

Nothing. I live with my sister now. I tutor her kids, my dog and I want our lives back. I am so monumentously broke as far as cash is concerned, I am literally stuck at home on days when I have absolutely no money. I feel like crap and am so done with this lifestyle.

I miss taking care of myself completely. I just want out. Even if I have to work in a charter in DC until I can get into the district, I would be so happy. Just need to get these last two years done, so I can move on. I never planned to teach forever, it's not possible.

And even when I look into just getting a regular job. It doesn't pay more than unemployment so why bother?? I feel like I'm falling apart. I've been optimistic for months now and I'm losing faith fast.

I just don't know where to turn anymore. But I guess I brought this on myself and clearly I've done something to deserve this, cause even if I haven't, I'm paying for all the problems and issues I've caused. Okay, got the lesson god, now please make it better.

Just tired is all I can say.

GT38

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Fri, 03-12-2010 - 10:40am

I feel for ya! I also don't think you can blame yourself. The world and people

Sherry

 

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