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Would you take this job?
Old 11-10-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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I am leaning one way...just want to see if you all agree

Cons:

50 miles away. Took me 43 mins to get there. 20 mins is interstate like and 38 are a rural highway- little no traffic. I would be that far away from my older children.

The cost of gas (wear on my vehicle too) but that would be saved in childcare during the summer.

It's my second choice subject (first SPED, second science- 8 grade)

Pros:

My food is in the door = experience.

The staff were so nice and the principal. They seem interested and stated "You will be in this classroom" showed me around etc..

Out of regular education, I think science would be the most fun. It's the subject I feel I am best at and have a better passion for.

small classes: 18 highest most are 15 or less and the following year I am told it will be less

I am told the kids are great (rural- tight community) and I will not have majority of the problems I have subbing in my current (larger) district

they are huge on technology!! I thought I was technological but I think they are more-so. I hope I can keep up!!!

I can bring my 2 year old. They have daycare close by that all the teacher take their kids too (slightly cheaper) and I hear its wonderful. It used to be owned by the school district.

I didn't ask if I could move my older children. Not sure if I would want to esp in the middle of the year. I could see eventually moving my son if possible as he is having trouble at his current school. I think its due to lack of staff. 15 kids, 1 teacher and one very PT aide (Prek3)

I am suppose to find out by the end of the week. Interview was yesterday.

Add any more pros or cons you think of.


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sounds like a lot of pros!
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The only con seems to be the distance, but 43 minutes will go by quickly if you love your job. I am 25 miles from my school, and there are plenty of days that it takes me 45 minutes or more going there or back, but it's ok. The distance allows me to change from teacher mode to mom/wife mode. I like not running into parents and students when I am home and out and about- distance can be a good thing. As far as wear and tear on your car- having a full-time job will give you the resources to buy a newer one (and a fuel efficient one, if you want.)

I think if it's offered, you should take it. You don't have to make a lifetime commitment, but it sounds like it's worth trying it out for the rest of the school year. Take it one step at a time. Good luck- keep us posted!
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I don't know your personal situation - ie are you married, dh/children's father in picture? Are they closer to kids at school so that if something happened and you needed to be there he could help out? Do you have a good friend who could assist if needed?

Would your kids have to go to before or after school care?

When would you be coming home at night? Dinner, homework, time with kids would factor in to that hecticness.

Sounds like you are doing a good job deciding. I probably would take it because it is a job and in this economy....
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:27 AM
 
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I drive about 45 mins per day going to work. I use the time to reflect and prepare on my way to school. I like the school so it is worth the drive. I agree with others to look at all the stakeholders involved and if you have a plan for your children then I say take it. I like the teacher/student ratio.
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I wrote that in a hurry this morning!
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Gah, sorry it was so badly written. I was in a hurry.

I am married and MH will be 8 mins away from the older kids. He will take them to school as he doesn't have to be a work until mid AM. He has a crazy job tho and can't always get away.

The working hours end at 4pm at school, so I could potentially be home by 5pm. They already go to afterschool care in which I have to have them picked up by 6pm.

Another benefit is the better insurance, i forgot about that.


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I think you already know!
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You're going to take it, aren't you? You've already thought out all of the "logistics" of the kids and DH, so I say go for it! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get it!!!

Let us know what happens either way!
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I think I am afraid MH is going to be all pouty about the distance and him taking on a little more in the AM. We have discussed it but not in depth. I am trying not to get my hopes up/make too many plans. I haven't mention the job to many people. (See how that is working for me?? I can't get it off my mind) Afterall, this is interview #6 I think. Yes, I do hope to snag it up (if offered) but the drive is the ONLY major downfall (which includes mommy guilt for being too far away).
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Take It!
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Having your "own" kids and own classroom is the best feeling after years of subbing!
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Hope you are offered the job!
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And take it!!

It sounds great, the only downside really being the drive. If it's a great school and you love the staff, principal, and students... that will probably be worth the drive though.

Hope you get the job and you and your husband are able to work the responsibilities out. Let us know!
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I think tells it all :)
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You said
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but the drive is the ONLY major downfall (which includes mommy guilt for being too far away).
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I think I am afraid MH is going to be all pouty about the distance and him taking on a little more in the AM. We have discussed it but not in depth. I am trying not to get my hopes
I learned when the kids were little that when DH is The Boss while I was at school things might be done differently, but they were still done by a loving parent. How old are your older children and how many?

I am wondering:

Do you live in a snowy climate? Does driving in bad weather bother you?

I think you're still subbing right? And this is a full-time classroom position?

I don't mean to be nosey. Just thinking of questions that popped in my head that might be needed to make a great decision for you and everyone else.


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I live in TX; it snows but rarely and when it does it literally shuts down the state. But I hate driving in bad weather. Hate it!

The two older kids are 4 and 6 (not that old).

I sub and I work another FT job providing oversight to group homes (hence the sped).

And yes hidehoo, those are the two things that bother me the most but its some i would just have to let it go...

I am subbing tomorrow and expecting the P's call. I hope I can get it. Eeeek!!
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I hope you get the job. The school and people sound wonderful and that can mean so much.

The other things are manageable.

Good luck!
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:43 PM
 
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50 miles would be a deal-breaker for me.
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well i don't have to worry about the drive
Old 11-11-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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its yet another no
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Been there 2 many times to count. Know how discouraging it is! I think if I got an offer, I would probably answer back: ARE U 4 REAL? (real professional right)


Sorry to hear that. Hugs 2 U! Hope you are doing okay. Take care!
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It did have CONS---focus on those for today!
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I'd take it, especially after 6 interviews. If it doesn't work out this year, then you can go back to subbing and look for another job next year.

I live approximately 20 miles from my school. It takes about 45 minutes to get there in the morning, and 35 minutes to get home in the afternoon. I've done that drive for about 12 years now, and I am only beginning to get tired of it now.
Also, I put my youngest in daycare near my school. This way if he got sick or anything, I could be there in a few minutes or so.

As long as DH is supportive, I say YES!

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It sounded good, but I am a strong believer in fate, and in things working out for the best. By not getting this job, you stay closer to your children and spend a lot less time one the road, so you stay safer. Something that is better for you, and your family, will be coming your way soon. Keep your chin up!
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Take it, in this economy, jobs are very difficult to come by. My drive is 20 miles, but in L.A. CA. it takes me 45 min to an hour and it has taken me 1:45 to get home in bad traffic.
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Sorry to hera it didn't work out. I hope you get a good offer soon!
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Why even waste my time?
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Let alone build up my hopes!! The COACH's wife got the job!!! It's always something like this for me. I am just a # to meet a fullfillment of interviews. GAH!!!!

(Yes, I stalked the website this morning).
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It's always the coach's wife, or the secretary's daughter, or one of the teacher's best friends. it happened to me too many times in the last year, too. Here they get my hopes up, I buy new clothes, stress all week..... I'm with you. GAH!!!!
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Pros outweigh cons and with teaching positions being so few, I'd seriously consider it. Do he interview and put your best efforts forth. Best of luck! If you truly enjoy, you might consider moving ... hmmm ... who knows. It's worth a chance.
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I'm sorry you didn't get the job but if you have the opportunity for another that requires travel you could consider - listening to books on tape, good music, prayer during the long commute. Good luck-You're in my prayers
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But you will get another job offer!!!
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