I didn’t resign. Now I’m feeling worse than ever. Please advise?

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  1. vickilyn

    vickilyn Guru

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    I've seen it done several times. When you know in advance that you will be moving on, your advance notice of resignation is a gift you give to them. More importantly, you do bypass the questions about resigning to avoid termination. I've been sick, and not at my best. Tulipteacher nailed it, and it allows you to honestly answer "no" to all those tricky questions. Once again, I would recommend talking to your union rep if in doubt. You are giving the district the gift of time - time for them to find their "perfect" candidate, time saved by not being involved in whatever turmoil is going on, and the assurance that you will not share tales to sour the workplace culture more than whatever currently exists. By giving them this head start, you really don't need much of a reason. Change of life plans would be as specific as I would get, and it would be what I say to anyone who asks. That could mean going back to school, taking a new job, teaching at a college, moving out of state, and the list goes on. They will be grateful for the lead time when new graduates start sending in applications, maybe getting you less scrutiny. You do give up unemployment benefits, but those would only come to you if you wait to be non-renewed.
     
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  2. LittleShakespeare

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    Thank you so much! I did it! I spoke to my union rep, and he told me I could hand it in now. I submitted it this morning, and oh my goodness, I feel like a giant weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel like break dancing! Thank you so much for your help. The countdown to June 15th begins! :D
     
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    Keep us in the loop with how things go and what your next steps are. Your passion for literature is palpable, and I know you'll find the right medium to share it with others.
     
  4. LittleShakespeare

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    Thank you so much. :heart:
     
  5. a2z

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    Good luck. I'm happy you finally put in that resignation before it was too late.
     
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    Thank you for your help. :)
     
  7. MathGuy31

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    I hope things go well. It's never fun being in an environment with this type of people. I hope it goes well. Hope things go well in the future!
     
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  8. Pisces

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    Before you give up 100% on teaching, have you ever considered working at an Independent school? It's practically stress free. I used to work in the public schools. I couldn't take it anymore. Now I am at an independent school and I love it. I am treated as a professional. My class sizes are small, pay is good, and working environment is great.
    If you have a Masters degree or higher, consider reaching out to recruiters that place you at Independent Schools. Just Google that or Google "Carnie Sandoe and Associates" for example. I can tell you love your subject and just want to be in a place where you are respected.
     
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    I agree here with Linguist. Milsey's posts do not seem realistic or logical.
     

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