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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 3:40pm

Hey folks, sorry it has slipped my mind lately to check this board, but here I am with bells on.

The local district is looking for a long-term sub for grade 7-8 band.

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Thu, 11-18-2010 - 6:07pm

Ha! Me too. If I'd accept a job that

Sherry
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Fri, 11-19-2010 - 10:17am

There is one problem with what you say, Sherry.

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Fri, 11-19-2010 - 11:10am

Good luck! I keep looking for LTS jobs too, but I would want one that lasts for the rest of the year. So far I've see ones that only last 3 months. While I'm collecting umemployment, it's just not worth it to me.

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Fri, 11-19-2010 - 3:29pm

True. That's common here too. What I meant was that they know the subs, what they

Sherry
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Fri, 11-19-2010 - 4:05pm

I got a call this morning about a computer ed job in one of our K-8 schools. I'm going to check it out. They asked if I had a sub license because they wanted me to come in and take the classes for a day ".....to see if you're a fit for us."

Sherry
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Fri, 11-19-2010 - 7:12pm
That sounds like a frustrating interview. I hate when you are interviewed by people who really have no idea what you do. I don't know who was interviewing you, but perhaps she didn't know your favorite book because she's not a librarian or LA teacher. I've been on so many job interviews and it seems like each district asks a different set of questions. It's hard to know what to expect.

I live in a high unemployment state so I can get unemployment for 99 weeks! They don't require you to accept any job. If I had to take a job at 80% of my former pay I would be thrilled. I'm never going to make again what I was making at my old district. I was at the top of the pay scale in a high paying district. I know a lot of teachers don't make a lot of money in some parts of the country, but outside of NYC in a radius of about 60 miles, teachers with a lot of experience make quite a good living. A beginning teacher with a BA right out of school makes $47,683 a year and a teacher on step one with a MA makes $50,009 in my old district. You can imagine how much I was making with two MA on step 12. If I take a job in a public library, where most of the jobs seem to be, I'll be lucky to make 50K. I'll be ok with that though, as I'd be happy just to have a job in my field at this point.

Thanks for your words of support and of course good luck to you as well. I hope you find something you'll find rewarding.