Post # 1
So I was not quite sure to post this topic under “waiting” or “career” because it deals with both. So as of recently my SO disclosed that he has completed his ring research and has decided on what he wants. Thus, a proposal could come at any minute. However, I am not sure about if I will want to wear the ring to work.
A little background info on me, I just graduated in May with my Bachelor’s in early childhhod education. However, because of where I live (Ohio) I am currently underemployed working for my Uncle’s grocery store as the Health and Beauty Manager. There is nothing beautiful about it though, I end up coming home with dust all over me and cuts and gashes all over my hands from opening up cases and using a boxcutter. Thus, I would be afraid to wear my ring when the day does come, simply for ruining it.
I will admit I am extremely jelous of my friends who are teaching in Arizona and North Carolina. I would love to have a teaching job, but because of where my SO and I are located there is nothing. He loves his job and I would never ask him to give it up. Thus, moving to another state or city is simply not in the cards.
I would just like to know if any other ladies are going through the same dilemma as I am, with underemployment, and if you are scared to wear your ring when it does happen.
Post # 3
I would get a stand in ring, or just wear a simple band to work. Or you could put it on a chain while you are working so you don’t run into things with it.
Post # 4
You could always get an inexpensive, plain band or a CZ dupe of your ring if you’re scared of doing something to the real one when you get it.
Teaching jobs are hard to come by these days everywhere, which is a pain because I’m an Early Ed major myself.
Just out of curiosity, have you considered teaching preschool? Around here, they always seem to have openings. I don’t know if you’ve looked, but it might be worth it if you haven’t.
Post # 5
I have tried preschool, it was less pay than I am making now. Also, I did not feel like I was teaching, I felt like I spent 90% of my time cleaning up after them. We were required to mop our rooms, sanitize toys, tables and chairs everyday sometimes 2-3 times per day. I also had a special needs child in my room and I had no help. I was also not allowed to reprimand the children in any way.
This is why I would like to teach in my own classroom, so I can set my own rules and consequences, and have special education specialists to help me when needed.
Post # 6
Ae you sure that a different part of the state wouldn’t suit your needs better? I live near Cleveland and there seems to be quite a few corporate jobs here, and more companies moving to the area. I’m not sure how the teaching market is, though.
In your case, I might try wearing the ring to work, and if it gets dirty, you can always just wear it at home until you find the right place to work. Or you can just accept that it might get dusty and get a regular cleaning regimen, and it may depend on the ring you get (if it is a more classic style, or one with more inlays/details where dirt/dust can get caught).