Re: Advice on Quitting

    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

    Thank you sincerely for your advice...I would also appreciate hearing
    from anyone else.


    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