Care to join my Rum, Tums, and Depression Club???

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  1. rookieABC123

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    I think we should start a Rum, Tums, and Depression club!! :D
    Seriously though--somedays I feel like this is all taking a huge toll on me and know so many of you are feeling the same way. So...let's make a toast to all of those schools that turned us away--it's their loss!! Let's put that all behind us and move on to bigger and better things! Finding a teaching job is like trying to find your soul mate...it didn't happen overnight, it didn't happen with the first person that came along, and usually it happens when you least expect it. Chins up People!!
     
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  3. MsMar

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    But wouldn't it be nice if it did happen overnight??!! I'm keeping my chin up though. I have an interview on Monday and will most likely have one the week of the 30th with the district I LTS for half the year at. So I'm keeping fingers crossed and reminding myself that even though I sent out my resumes over a month ago that does not necessarily mean the position has been filled. I've learned lots of PA districts are very slow in the hiring process. I'm sure that's true for other states as well.
     
  4. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I know that in the end the right job will come along for me. Its just hard b/c you would like to know right now where you have a job at, be able to plan all summer for your room and curriculum.

    Must...think...positive...thoughts!
     
  5. catnfiddle

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    Just don't drink that rum alone! I arranged a girl's night private wine tasting last week and it felt so much better to complain with others who are having totally different issues. At the very least, I was glad I walked to the gathering.
     
  6. jw13

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    Cheers to all the members of the "Rum, Tums, Depression" Club!

    I will get a teaching job! And if I don't the rum will help me live in a world where I Believe I am. :)
     
  7. rookieABC123

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    :rofl:
     
  8. sadundercover

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    I would love to join, as I am about to rent a billboard with my resume plastered over it. I left corporate to teach, the market is flooded here, now I can't get back in corporate. :(
     
  9. Master Pre-K

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    my life, in a week...

    First my brother treats me like an interviewer - doesn't want to see me, sends me emails, and when he calls, talks like he's interviewing me for a job, instead of asking about me and the rest of the family. Taking him out of my will.

    Second, condo may be going up in smoke. No votes for new condo board means building could go on auction block. Hmmm..so I get money? I get to move? I have no home, and no job? Lovely.

    Third, the job that I thought I had, but never called me back after they xeroxed my life away in a thick file, finally sent back my paperwork after I screamed, yelled, and faxed letter to Fair Labor Board saying that I thought I was a ghost employee!

    Fourth, I went to Wal-mart, had two interviews, and drug test...and...now what??

    :confused::confused:

    I guess they are too busy doing inventory to call me to start work to do inventory...

    Well, I scraped up enough money to pay the car note....I can sleep in there..

    Last but not least...thought I lost my cell phone...after tearing up house and dumping everything out of the car...I heard it beeping..

    in kitchen

    found it in my lunch bag...

    right, you're wondering - why does she have a lunch bag packed, when she doesn't have a job?

    :help:
     
  10. Zelda~*

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    Drink with me, to days gone by
    Sing with me the songs we knew
    At the shrine of friendship never say die
    Let the wine of friendship never run dry
    Here's to you
    And here's to me


    I dunno why, but Les Miserables always seems to soothe the depressed soul.

    I'm back from vacation. On the trip down I didn't have much cell service, but when I drove through a pocket that did have service I discovered a voicemail from the principal I interviewed with and seemed to hit it off with.

    He hired a guy with High School experince. :|

    Soooooo, I'm in the depression club.

    Ah well. We'll muddle through.... :)
     
  11. TeacherNY

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    haha how fitting Zelda! Here's to all the les miserables! :D
    I have a job BUT sometimes it drives me to drink (although I always say i'm going to go home after a bad day and mix up some cocktails and then I never get around to it because I'm so busy)!
     
  12. FootballGal

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    I am so joining the club. lol. Sitting here and waiting for a job to open is killing me!! I want to be decorating my room or at least planning for it. I have tried to do some things but it's hard when I don't know what grade I will be teaching, if I get a job at all. It's awful!!
     
  13. okntx2002

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    Do we have any Vanilla Rum? I had to interviews last week and did I mention I have interview phobia? School #1 said they needed someone with more 3rd grade experience and School #2 said, "We just love you but we don't want you to get your hopes up and think the job is yours BUT we don't want you to leave thinking you didn't get the job". So exactly what do they want me to think? Can you please pass the rum now?
     
  14. MissFrizzle

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    Pass the rum, ladies- I"m in ( another year)... In fact, I think I can qualify as the prez.:p:D
     
  15. rookieABC123

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    You guys are too much!!! It's really fun reading your responses! It brightens up the mood!:2up:
     
  16. Master Pre-K

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    It's not you...it's me!

    "It's not you...it's me...no really..."

    Nothing you said or did
    You are perfectly qualified, in fact...uh..a little too overqualified
    I could really use somebody like you
    It's just that...
    I just don't think that we would be fair in keeping you from other opportunities.

    :huh: (What?)

    oh, you wouldn't understand...I'm sorry, have a nice day


    Really!?

    Let me try to guess.....

    You are hiring your friend, and this is just a waste of my time.
    You are hiring your cousin, and this is just a waste of my time.
    You are not hiring anyone, you know you will make one teacher take both classes and have a 2/3 split.
    You are secretly looking for new ideas and lesson plans. So you make everyone write one for the interview.
    You just want practice interviewing.
    You have to interview at least one _________ (insert your race/sex/age group here.)
    You are going to hire somebody you don't like, so you can pay them less.
    You'll probably realize you made a big mistake with the other person, and will call me you 3-6 months from now, so really hope I don't find anything.

    No, I do understand! Thank you, for reminding me I only need one yes, and I must get a lot of no's until the right opporutnity comes my way!



    :whistle:
     
  17. Chef Dave

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    << School #1 said they needed someone with more 3rd grade experience and School #2 said, "We just love you but we don't want you to get your hopes up and think the job is yours BUT we don't want you to leave thinking you didn't get the job". >>

    How long ago was the 2nd interview? Did you CALL THE SCHOOL BACK? Did you send them a thank you letter, thanking them for the interview and expressing your continued interest with employment?

    Sometimes you have to be proactive in looking for a job. Calling the school back, or better yet, dropping by in person to check on the status of your application does a couple of things.

    1) Dropping by will remind the school that you exist.

    2) Dropping by will also demonstrate your continuing interest in the job.

    Best wishes!

    Chef Dave
     
  18. Master Pre-K

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    Nice to meet you Chef Dave...

    I might point out, most of us are seasoned professionals in job hunting...

    Therefore, the OP just wanted to give us a place to let off steam.

    In otherwords, IMO...I think this is good advice, but may be more useful in other job hunting threads...

    We are not really trying here...

    we are just complaining...

    ;)
     
  19. smalltowngal

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    I know I've done everything that you have mentioned, and I'm sure the OP has too. That's just it. We all have done everything we can think of and that has been suggested on this site to land a job. Its just not working out, so we need a place to vent...this being it!
     
  20. jw13

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    Chef Dave...thank you for the advice.

    Unfortunately, the reason for most of the complaining on this thread is because many of us have done exactly what you suggested, to no avail.
     
  21. okntx2002

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    Thanks for the advice Chef Dave. The interview for job #2 was only last Thursday so it may be too early to call but I will call this week. I don't mind calling and hounding the schools..heck I think Ive called every school within an hours drive.

    I just cant bring myself to go up there to find out the verdict...what if they say no and I cry right there in the open? Then I would be forced to beg and maybe they would take pity on me.

    Well I'm just here to vent and drink rum...:woot:
     

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