"There are too many people for too few jobs," I was told. " I have experience. I have taught for over twenty years. Is that a problem? No, we are hiring all levels of experience," they said.
Last week I panicked. I had three jobs I had applied for the week before. I had done all of them at one point another. Each job disappeared within a three hour period on Tuesday. Someone else had been selected. Some other people had been granted interviews.
I haven't gone on any interviews. By this time seven years ago I had had six and had two school's wanting to hire me. (The teaching job market is much tougher now.)
Was the fact that I worked one year and then stayed home to raise my son the problem? Well, it might have been. "You have shown that you put your family first," said a friend. "If someone would hire me, I would stay with them until retirement," I replied.
The truth is that I can't make that promise. I don't know where my husband will get a job. He is going back to school this fall to work on learning newer programs. If he gets a job outside of our town, I woud have to resign again. That would look terrible on my resume.
So I am going to sub this year as often as I can. I will work with every grade I am allowed too. Contributing to my family's income is vital.
I was hoping I would be going back to school with JDaniel this fall. He as a student and me as teacher. God seems to have other plans. I will demonstrate to teachers that they all want me to be their go to sub. At least I am praying they will.
What challenges have you been dealing with?