Post # 1
So, I am super excited because I was asked to come in for an interview Tuesday for my dream teaching position! It is my first interview for any teaching position so I am not too sure what to expect.
One thing i’m wondering is whether I should tell them I am getting married April 21st and will need the 22nd (Monday) off during the interview?
I checked the school I am interviewing with’s calendar for next year and it says there there are no students that day and that there is a site-based inservice day.
Is that something I would be able/allowed to miss? Any ideas?
We scheduled our wedding last year and it cannot be changed. We will postpone the honeymoon until the summer if I get this position. The date was based on me substituting and around his job, the way teaching is around here there was virtually no chance of me having a year-long position. So, I’m freaking out I am so excited, but just trying to figure this out!
Any help/suggestions/input from any teacher bees out there?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Your wedding is too far away for this to be a concern during the interview. By April, you will be allowed personal days and vacation says.
Post # 4
So, are you able to miss an inservice day if you use a personal day?
I know it’s far away and there’s probably a good chance someone else may get this position, it would just set my mind at ease if I knew it definitely wouldn’t be an issue.
Post # 5
I’m not a teacher, but my instinct tells me to save any talk of the wedding or days you need off until after you receive a job offer (good luck!). Sometimes your requested days off can even be written into an offer letter.
I was job hunting right before my wedding (still am, with an end in sight soon!) and I brought the wedding up in an interview. I think it was a mistake because I imagine a male interviewer could assume that a woman is less invested in her career once she gets married. There is even some debate that a woman shouldn’t wear a blingy engagement ring to a job interview. I’d be interested to hear what your fellow teachers have to say.
Post # 6
@ButtercupBetty: You should be able to use a personal day. I dont see why not. But I wouldnt mention it at the interview, its next year so your fine! Good luck!!
Post # 7
Thanks for the opinions! I definitely won’t bring it up during the interview.
I’ve only participated in inservice days as a student teacher and certainly not as subsitute teacher (obviously haha). I just wasn’t sure if that’s something that you’re contractually obligated to attend or whatever.
Man, i’m excited though! I really hope I don’t eff up the interview and have a shot at getting it lol.
Post # 8
@Macintosh: Yeah, I have heard that too. Hopefully, it’s nonsense! I’d like to think people aren’t quite so sexist and narrow-minded in 2012, but I guess you never know. The thread about wearing your ring to an interview was interesting, I’ll be wearing mine though. 🙂
Post # 9
If it’s an inservice day I’m sure you would be able to miss- you might have to get special permission. But I’m sure the day off would be granted since it’s right after your wedding. Definitely do not mention this during the interview as it should not be a deciding factor.