I don't have tons of money like you.
Thank you so much for your time and advice.
On 8/22/10, Trisha wrote:
> Holy cow! I just finished my 16th successful and successively
> miserable year teaching, and finally quit! Such anxiety, still
> have some, but I wish I had walked away years ago. I have a
> master's degree, and tons of money, time, care, love, tears, into
> this profession, but I think 16 years was 16 years too long. The
> workload just got heavier and heavier, the rewards less and less.
> If you are unhappy at this school, WALK AWAY...if you are unhappy
> at the next school...WALK AWAY from the profession completely.
> Don't keep trying to make it work. Just because you are good at
> your job, doesn't mean the job is right for you. There are other
> schools, and there are other occupations... It's just not worth
> it. Life is too short (cliche, I know.) It's a bad sign that you
> are thinking of breaking a contract so soon into the year, might be
> a sign that the new way schools do business isn't going to jive
> with your philosophy of education in general.
> 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.
>> 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:
>>>> 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
>>>> Please advise and, respectfully, no lectures. I know how
>>>> this must sound - just please help me.
>>>> Thank you,