Post # 1
So my husband just started medical school, which means that we moved 3 hours away from home about 3 weeks ago. I have been looking for a job in this area for MONTHS, been applying and bidding for MONTHS. I have received no calls back.
So now, here we are up here. My husband is in medical school and super busy all the time. And I’m just sitting around all the time. I don’t know what to do. I’ve filled out the ridiculously long application to be a sub in the county, but I don’t know how well that’s going to work out. My husband received some money in loans for living expenses but only enough for HIM to live off of. I need a legit and reliable income. I NEED to be full-time teaching. I don’t know what to do. If I have to, I guess I’ll sub and get a part-time evening job. I just never saw me graduating from college to end up working at a minimum wage job.
Are there any bees who have subbed before? How many times a month did you usually sub when you first started out?
I just need a job. I need out of this apartment. I need to be busy when my husband is busy. An evening job will, of course, mean that I have to be away from him even more.
Post # 3
Have you considered being a nanny? You could probably find a job with daytime hours that has decent pay in the nanny world. Also to supplement subbing income you could look for a job at a place like Sylvan or Huntington learning center…those places usually close around 7 or so so you would still have most of your evening free to be with your husband. Good luck!
Post # 4
Unfortunately the teaching outlook isn’t too great these days in most areas. I have a teaching degree and just graduated. I know many schools that are getting rid of teachers instead of hiring. Besides subbing you may want to look into other careers, thats what I plan on doing. When I started going to school for teaching I didn’t expect it to be so hard to get a teaching job. Good luck! 🙂
Post # 5
@sarahjc0015: I just graduated in May. It’s just so upsetting that I can’t find a position doing what I want to do. Back at home, there were several positions open and I think I could have managed to get a job by at least next semester. Here, they say you have to sub for over 2 years before getting a full-time position….. =(
@Ballet513: I’ve looked into some nanny positions. I’m trying to keep my fingers crossed – there are still some teaching vacancies, but I fear that I’m up against several experienced teachers. If these positions don’t work out, I guess I may consider the nanny thing.
Post # 6
I have had a great time teaching in some un-conventional locations. I have my degree in home ec education (of which there are NO jobs any more becuase it has been cut almost accross the board)
I am curently teaching and tutoring for a community college, which is a blast! I have helped out at head start and a testing center which was great! look for positions that need teaching degrees but arent also teachers too. Accademic advising positions at colleges, school-life coaches in public schools, long term subbing, even some museums hire teachers to handle thier school groups. just a though. Best of luck! I know the job search world is rough
Post # 7
What grade =] ? keep looking it will come to you
you should expand teaching as far as you can.
I thought daycare/pre school fresh out of HS =]
and right now I am nannying my way through college.
much more then MW
Post # 8
@dayl20: My husband’s a teacher, and right now is a near-impossible time to be looking for a teaching job for the upcoming year. Most schools did all their hiring for next year in late spring/early summer, and staff is set already.
Something to possibly look for in addition to the subbing, is temp fill in for maternity leaves? Also, day care and nursery school if your degree would apply. A couple of my teacher friends spent years in nursery school before they were able to get into a regular school.
I also agree with PPs to try nannying as well.