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    Re: Advice on Quitting
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    Must be a rich district. Not only do you have a copy ROOM you have a
    person who is assigned to RUN it. Most other places have broken down
    copiers sitting in hallways and teachers who are getting laid off.

    Fancy. Must be hard.

    On 8/11/10, Terry wrote:
    > Wow, I am sorry that you think I am angry. I am not.
    >
    > I am just sad.
    >
    > I love my students, but don't have administration support that I was
    > promised. I work 12 hour days and haven't had more than 4 hours sleep
    > since school started. If you want to see angry teachers you can come
    > and interview the others at my school...their venom makes me cry every
    > day on the way home (even the person that runs the copy room is
    > unhappy).
    >
    > Thank you sincerely for your advice...I would also appreciate hearing
    > from anyone else.
    >
    > Terry
    >
    > On 8/11/10, Yes it does wrote:
    >> It does happen all the time.
    >>
    >> The contract isn't "broken" if you give the notice it stipulates.
    >>
    >> Believe what you want. You appear to be a very angry person. I
    >> would enjoy interviewing you.
    >>
    >> By the way, you may want to go back to grade school to learn the
    >> difference between "whether" and "weather."
    >>
    >> You appear to be a very angry person.
    >>
    >> You're welcome.
    >>
    >> On 8/11/10, Terry wrote:
    >>> So, it happens all the time? Teachers break contracts and move
    >>> to other districts?
    >>>
    >>> Thank you so much for your time and advice.
    >>>
    >>> Terry
    >>>
    >>> On 8/11/10, My advice wrote:
    >>>> First, your union can give you a copy of the contract.
    >>>> However, for now, let's just assume you have to give 2 months
    >>>> notice. Your contract will lay out the details.
    >>>>
    >>>> Continue to work and look for a new position at the same
    >>>> time. It happens all the time so no one will view it as a
    >>>> big negative. Be careful when you get an interview to not
    >>>> focus on just the negative when you are asked why you would
    >>>> like to leave the position. It will be a big turn-off if all
    >>>> you do is complain. Know what you are going to say going in.
    >>>>
    >>>> When you get an offer, notify your administration in
    >>>> writing. Expect to have to stay the entire length your
    >>>> contract dictates from when you gave your notice. If it is
    >>>> less, so be it. It will be an awkward and difficult time
    >>>> period but there will be an end in sight.
    >>>>
    >>>> Good luck.
    >>>>
    >>>> On 8/11/10, Terry wrote:
    >>>>> Hello;
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I need some advice and no spam or negative comments. I
    >>>>> have made a terrible mistake with the school where I am
    >>>>> working. I would like to continue to look for another job
    >>>>> while teaching, but am unsure at how teacher contracts work
    >>>>> and weather another school would even look at my
    >>>>> application knowing that I am under contract with another
    >>>>> district.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Please advise and, respectfully, no lectures. I know how
    >>>>> this must sound - just please help me.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Thank you,
    >>>>> Ctracy