Welcome to this week’s Sunday Post. This feature is brought to you by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer, so swing by after you are done here and get the full list of participants!
- [12 Jan] #SundayPost: Well, that hurt
- [14 Jan] Baiting Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds ★★★★
- [15 Jan] WWW Wednesday
- [17 Jan] #FreebieFriday: January 17th
- Vendetta Road by Christine Feehan
- Herd That by Lani Lynn Vale
- Sam at WLABB talks about the books you were rejected for on NG!
- AJ at Read All the Things shares 15 goals for 2020!
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr weekend! I hope everyone has a wonderful extra day off work (or if you have to work, I hope your Monday is as awesome as MLK was!
Last weekend was rough. I didn’t get the job, I had so much stress at work, and I was kind of just falling apart. I spent the first few days of this past week just living in fear of being reprimanded again. I got called into a meeting with my boss on Thursday. It was to be after school, so I spent all day Thursday literally shaking. My students kept asking what was wrong. I was so scared I couldn’t stop myself from physically shaking. Crazy, right? It actually turned out okay, but I realized then I was spending my life waiting for the next bad thing. Its a horrible way to live! I never used to be like this.
Friday, however, my boss came to my office to meet with me and my department and it was the most unexpected thing. He complimented us and thanked me for all I have done for the school during my time there. He offered to write me a letter of recommendation. I actually cried as he was saying these nice things. It was really unexpected and I didn’t realize how much I needed to hear some affirmation from my administration. So, while this week wasn’t easy, it did end well.
I am continuing my job hunt! I hate job hunting. The stress is insane. Seriously, how do people do this?! I’m also at a point in my career where I need to find a place to stay for the long haul. In the field of education, experience is a costly thing. So, with 13 years experience and a Masters degree, I cost schools quite a bit of money. They could hire someone right out of college for a lot cheaper. Schools have to consider that because money is limited. Its one of the few fields where experience and education can bite you in the ass. Even though they make us continue education to keep your license. So, send some good vibes my way for my job hunt! I could really use them!
So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!
I am rooting for you in your job search. It is mentally exhausting, but hopefully it will lead to better things for you. It good to see there is no bad blood between you and your boss, and that he is respecting your decision to move on. I worked in the public school system, and leaving your district meant giving up your tenure and steps, so usually people stay at school they hate. Fingers crossed something great comes your way.
You have the same fear about finding a job as I do. I want a new one so bad but I feel like they could get someone right out of school that will know a ton more than more and work for less. I have considered doing something else, and design with my freelance business. I just don’t know if I have the energy to jump into the competition of design as a full time job anymore.
I hope you find something you love and have an awesome week, Happy Reading!
Oh, I’m so sorry that you had a stressful week. I’m also trying to find a new job, but I’m just having the worst luck in getting a job these days. I’m hoping to get a job where I can work permanently, but it will be awhile before I get there. Hope you find a good job!
good luck to you with your job hunt!
I’m sorry you didn’t get the job you were hoping for, but maybe it’s for the best. Something even better is waiting right around the corner for you. I hope you find something you like soon! I changed schools last year. It is stressful when you have seniority. I so relate to this, but things worked out well for me, and I’m sure it will for you as well. Have a great week!
I’m so glad to hear it worked out well for you! I hate change, but I really need it in this case!
Good luck with the job hunting… i can’t imagine how difficult it must be in trying to find a job with your experience especially in education.
Yeah, I’m VERY worried.
Samantha I am sending all the good vibes your way! And living in fear for the next thing to happen is something that we do ftare having been disappointed in life more than once. I’d say that adulting sucks is a good summary! But you are cometent lady! Believe in your good luck.
I’m sorry you missed out on the job you wanted, I am hoping a better opportunity for you will reveal itself soon. The whole education system feels so broken at times.
Wishing you a great reading week
What a stressful week! But at least in ended with some much-needed recognition. I hope the job search turns up a great opportunity for you!