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Old 12-18-2005, 01:16 PM
 
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I can't help feeling so upset and discouraged. I was an Ed. Tech. for two years, then I taught Kindergarten in a Catholic school for four years. I left for a $10,000 raise in a public school, only a one year position that I thought would turn into more, it didn't. I could not find a teaching position this year, and had to go back to being an Ed. Tech. again. I make about $1500 less a month now then I was making last year. I hope and pray everyday that I will get back into a teaching position with my own classroom. I would even go back to a Catholic school at this point, I miss having my own classroom soo much. Does anyone have any advice on getting back into a teaching position?? When is a good time to start?


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Old 12-28-2005, 08:29 AM
 
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I really don't have any advice as I am in the same place - no job. I have returned to subbing -- which is something I never thought I would do after I earned my certificate.

The job market is bad -- I am not sure if it will be any better next year. I guess I can only say to keep the faith and hold on to your position that you have. Keep trying - I know it is frustrating. Many of my classmates have jobs and as a sub I see them often. It makes me feel horrible and I refuse to sub for them. I was the better student than them, yet they got the job. Talk about being unfair.

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Old 12-28-2005, 10:57 AM
 
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"Many of my classmates have jobs and as a sub I see them often. It makes me feel horrible and I refuse to sub for them. I was the better student than them, yet they got the job. Talk about being unfair."

I understand your frustration and anger, but I would be careful about refusing sub jobs because you feel you've been slighted by the system. The hope with subbing is that the district will pick you up as a permanent teacher. Even a long-term sub position is something that would help your resume.

You never know who could put in a good word for you. Don't take the fact these classmates have jobs and you don't out on them and the school system. You're not making yourself attractive to principals if you do that. Be courteous and respectful. Be professional at all times. You never know who's watching.
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