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    Re: Advice on Quitting
    Terry

    This is the last time I come to this board for advice. The hatred and bile
    on this board is disguisting.

    Are you even a teacher?

    I won't be checking this, don't bother to reply...the world could do without
    your brand of hostility.

    Good luck to all the teachers out there! Have a great year.

    On 8/11/10, M wrote:
    > 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