Re: Teaching job
    a viable alternative, cash!

    Staple a check for 5 hundred on the application with a promise for
    five more if you get the job. Nothing like greasing dem wheels, boy!

    On 2/22/09, Dagbys wrote:
    > On 2/02/09, baffled and bemused wrote:
    >> Cronyism has taken place in hiring since the days of Plato and
    >> Socrates, nothing new there. Now you know why most of our
    >> public schools have a lamentable reputation. No one holds TN
    >> to a higher standard, the bar was permanently lowered decades
    >> ago. Why would you want to teach in TN anyway?
    >> On 2/01/09, Jamie Manor wrote:
    >>> I know, I am licensed physical education teacher, and I got
    >>> passed over this past fall by someone who is on an alternative
    >>> II because they were buddies with the assistant athletic
    >>> director at the school.
    >>> On 9/23/08, Me wrote:
    >>>> Its impossible to get a teaching job unless you work in
    >>>> the inner cities or are related to the school board.
    >>>> Anyone that says they got the job and didn't know someone
    >>>> is crazy...Subbing, well people in our area aub for over
    >>>> five years only for positions to go to recent grads that
    >>>> are related to the school board!!! Stinks. i owe money to
    >>>> school loans with no job to pay them. I wish college would
    >>>> have prepared me for that one!!
    > Sadly, this seems to be true. I was recently overlooked for one
    > of several interim positions at a local school in East Tennessee.
    > I asked the principal why I was not considered... she actually
    > used this as a reason: try to higher people who have paid their
    > dues. Initially I was just happy to have been given a response.
    > Then I thought, "why would a professional admin use THAT type of
    > criteria to hire someone as important as a teacher!?!?"
    > Later a teacher from the same school told me she was hired (fresh
    > out of college) because her professor put in a word for her. /sigh
    > Oh, and one of the positions... taken by a retired teacher
    > (another 'friend' I presume).
    > Since I don't 'know' anyone... and I've never been (nor want to
    > be) a brown-noser... I wonder if I'll ever get hired!