Who knew that it would be so hard for an experienced, witty, intelligent teacher to get a job these days?
The job at the school 5 minutes didn't pan out. They knew who they wanted to hire and went in that direction. I get that. It could have happened to me with my old principal. I get that.
It sucks, but I get it.
The job at the school farther away is still open to the best of my knowledge.
I get a call from the supervisor in my county who says that the school 5 minutes away didn't pan out, but that there is a school 7 minutes away that suddenly has an opening.
Okay, so now I need to meet with the principal, but it's pretty much a done deal. They want me.
I ask about salary.
She says that since the county hasn't been getting pay increase for the last few years (WHAT?) that they may not put me on the salary level that I deserve.
I don't want to make this all about money b/c there are TONS of things that will be better about this position, but money make the world go round, right?
We're not talking a small about of money either...possibly over $10,000.
Not exactly small change.
So, what to do...what to do. I want this wrapped up by this afternoon. I don't want to have this hanging over me for the weekend. I will make a decision today.
I will keep you posted b/c I'm sure you're on the edge of your seat, right?
Don't fall off.
BTW, I mentioned that I wasn't sure what I would do with my kids when I was arranging the interview with the principal of the 7 minute away school and he said to bring them...so, yeah...I'm bringing the Crazies to my interview. The Crazies that are currently shouting "FREEZERAY!!!" in my living room. This should be interesting.
Oh, and my blender was in the dishwasher that we forgot to run last night, so my breakfast was grilled chicken with blue cheese dressing drizzled with hot sauce rather than my typical smoothie.
I hope I don't get gassy from the hot sauce...that would make things even more perfect! LOL!!!