Job Dilemma

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  1. bella84

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    It’s still early in the day, and he was out of town for the weekend. Try to relax and give him some time before worrying.
     
  2. Ms.Holyoke

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    So he just called back and unfortunately one of my references is out of town. He is contacting my other reference and hopefully my principal today. I am hoping for the best!

    I told my principal that I was made aware of the job and it is closer to home for me.
     
  3. Ms.Holyoke

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    The principal called back and said my 2nd reference highly recommended me. My 3rd reference is my principal so I’m hoping he gets back to me quickly and it works out!!
     
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    Everything sounds promising for sure. Is your current principal in the office this week since it is July 4? Our school is closed for this week but maybe he is using his cell phone. Best of luck!
     
  5. Ms.Holyoke

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    The principal at the new school said to hold tight because people are on vacation but they’re not interviewing anyone else, etc. I emailed him and I didn’t get an out of office message. My mentor said that if he’s on vacation, he usually has an out of office message if he’s on vacation.
     
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    My principal still hasn't gotten back to me...I am getting a little bit anxious.
     
  7. Ms.Holyoke

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    Received an offer!! The principal is submitting my paperwork for hire. Unfortunately, since it is a holiday week, I know that HR might be out of office this week. I'm really excited about this job. My current principal emailed me and said that he understands that life circumstances my require a change, etc. and said he gave a very positive reference. My current principal also asked me to let him know if I choose to accept so that he can post the position. I texted my mentor who told me that I should tell my principal that I haven't heard anything and only let him know when I sign a contract.
     
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    Congratulations!
     
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    A girl that I knew from a summer internship works at this district. She says that she is actually transferring to this school next year. She says she heard great things about admin and that it’s the school that everyone wants to get hired to. She also said she heard the behavior is really good.

    Unfortunately, she also said HR is really slow.
     
  10. LouiseB

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    Congratulations! It probably will seem like a long time before you sign a contract with HR. But there is time yet before school starts. Keep us posted as to how things are going.
     
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    Do you think that I should wait until a contract is signed to resign from my current position?
     
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  12. geoteacher

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    Yes. Make sure everything is in order before you give up what you have. Congratulations!
     
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    Thank you.

    I am hoping that I can sign a contract by next week and give my principal notice.
     
  14. bella84

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    I think it depends on how things work in your region. Where I live, waiting to sign a contract before resigning isn’t common or necessary. Signing the contract is just a formality. And sometimes your current admin will find out anyway due to word of mouth - many admins in different districts/schools know each other. If it works differently where you live, then you may want to wait.
     
  15. mathteachertobe

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    You might let your former principal know that if you receive an offer, you plan to accept it, but you can't officially resign until you sign a contract. He will then be able to start looking if he wants, even though he won't have an official HR opening yet.
     
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    Yes, definitely.
     
  17. otterpop

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    This could be okay only if you have a union. If you do have a union and that can't fire you for saying you are looking to move elsewhere, it's not a bad idea.
     
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    Good point, Otterpop, I am in a union state. I let my P know I was looking to transfer this year. I have tenure. Once I got an offer, I let her know I would be leaving, but since I still had other interviews, I didn't want to accept the offer through HR yet. I was hoping my admin would pull candidate files and start interviewing, but she dropped the ball, as she has so often this year (which was part of why I was looking), and now two months later my old position is still unfilled.
     
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    Ha, I wish that was MY district's biggest problem!
     
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    Your district = zoo. And its inhabitants (minus yourself) = zoo animals.
     
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