Posted by DC1346 at 07/26/13 14:26:37As it turns out, I'm unemployed ... again.
The district that was going to hire me went through some changes. The superintendent resigned before offering me a contract. On his authority as the acting superintendent, the business director decided to save money by not hiring any new teachers. The sole remaining teacher will supervise the students in the computer room. All classes will now be conducted on-line.
Although I can't fault the district for wanting to save money, I am miffed that they didn't tell me that they were planning to do this. No one thought to tell me that my position had been terminated. I could have spent the month looking for another job and actually turned down two out of state interviews because I thought I had a job.
When I called on Tuesday to find out where my contract was, I was told "Contract? What contract? Oh ... we decided not to hire any teachers this year. We're moving to an on-line based school."
I'm blessed that I have sufficient resources to survive for a few years ... certainly long enough to find another job perhaps at midyear and to relocate.
Since I stopped looking for a job after the superintendent offered me employment, I've missed out on some other opportunities. Even if something were to become available, I don't see myself moving on short notice.
I've long since reached the point where I can't pack up my belongings in a U-Haul.
Even if I were able to find employment as well as a moving company - I don't particularly want to live out of boxes and would prefer having time to unpack.
A community college within extreme commuting distance has posted a vacancy. I've applied for this job.
We will see what happens.