- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Ok here is some needed background, I am substitute teacher, I’ve been doing it for a few years now and I normally have a long term position in which you are the teacher for that class, you just aren’t hired (lovely right?) anyway, for whatever reason fate just didn’t work out for me to get hired or get a long term this year, so I am day to day subbing but it has worked out ok since I had some health issues with the pregnancy a while back.
So anyway, apparently I was recommended for a postion at a school, the position is called critical skills. I got a voicemail from the principal explaining that I had had been recommended by several fellow educators for the postion and to call her if I was intereested, well, of course I’m interested…
But first here’s some info on the postion/how it works, it is not a permanent thing, it’s just for the school year and it starts typically in Nov. and goes till the standardized testing. You pull small groups and work on critical skills to prep for the standardized test(now don’t get me started on how I feel about standardized testing….but anyway) Sooo…I’m due at the end of Jan. standardized tests are typically early to mid May. So I would be out for some PRIME prepping time, and I do not think they provide substitutes for critical skills. So I of course am like this might not be good….
Ok so I call the principal back and express my interest in the job, we chat a bit things are going good, she asks if I have any questions or concerns, and I guess I shouldn’t have but I felt it was better to up front and honest about my pregnancy. So I told her.
Her tone immediately changed and she said “Oh well, because of that I just don’t know if this would work. I won’t say you’re out of the running but I will need to look for someone else.”
=/ Is that legal? I should’ve kept my mouth shut but it felt very wrong and dishonest not to and it would’ve been pretty impossible to hide for any amount of time so I saw no point in lying.
What would you do in that situation? Should I contact the school board? I feel almost a bit violated by it…IDK maybe that’s the wrong word.
EDIT. I live in the U.S.
EDIT 2 (lol sorry) i also should have included that this was not a posted job. There were no other applicants. I was the only person she had contacted/was considering until I spilled the beans. (And no that’s not legal either…I do know that much but it does happen very often in my county)