Wednesday, May 21, 2008


After, or despite, all this thinking and angsting (is that a verb? it is now), I'm pretty sure I have to stay in New York for another year. If I had gotten an offer out of state I might have taken it, but after all the go-nowhere's getting too late to think about moving, because of my lease being up for renewal so soon.

So now, to think about the job situation...


I've 'applied' on open market for several dozen positions, both English and elementary. I don't even know how it works, or if it will work. I hadn't wanted to risk another crappy school in the city. But, better the devil you know? Or take the plunge into something new and different?

again, argh.

Though it's probably pointless, I'm even letting myself think about non-teaching jobs. I looked around a teeny bit, but sadly found mostly either admin-assistant positions (which sound fabulously easy [but boring?] compared to being in the classroom, and which now I feel way overqualified for) or education-related jobs that require management/data experience (which I would say I'm HIGHLY qualified for, but obviously their definitions would not agree) or things that I don't find interesting at all. Hmph.

For now, I'm keeping my eyes open for the next month or so. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know. :)


17 (really 15) more years said...

I e-mailed you with the names (numbers?) of a few schools that might have openings. Let me know if you don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Even though I have already taken my new job, I keep having second thoughts. It's a really hard decision to make when you're unhappy where you are, but you can't really find a job that you reaaally like. You just gotta keep pluggin' on!

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

You describe yourself as "a third-generation teacher," so I'm not sure you want to leave the profession just yet--or ever. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you find what you need in NYC. Surely there's at least ONE school there that's a good match for you!

Teacher said...

Your post hit right at home. I have struggled all year with the desire to make changes as well. Career, city, etc. It's not easy, not that you expect it to be. You are ready to leave NYC, and I am trying to get there. lol. Changes and the possibilities are exciting, stimulating, and addicting. Good luck to you.