(Closed) Difficult Job Situation

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
47254 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

kikilo: You haven’t even started your job yet and you have already decided you don’t like teaching?

What did you think your degree was going to qualify you to do?

Most people’s first job is less than ideal, so you have lots of company there. This will also be a learning experience for you. Have you never applied for or held a job before? From this experience you will learn to ask more questions, get things nailed down in your job description and contract, and negotiate time off  you need after you are offered the job, but before you have accepted.

 Do a good  job with this position and it will start your resume off in great style. It will show that you are flexxible, creative and have transferable skills.

Post # 4
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

kikilo:  I’d stick it out for 1-2 years and then only quit if you have another good job lined up. 

Post # 5
311 posts
Helper bee

I’m going to apparently go against the grain here. 

would you want your child being taught by someone who’s heart isn’t in it, who hates the job, is only in it for the money, and who can’t focus on anything but how miserable she is? If it were another type of job, I’d say stick it out, but you have THE FUTURE in your hands, that you could fuck up for dozens of kids. 

You can find a half dozen jobs that you could just deal with for a year or two, that don’t involve screwing up impressionable kids. A bachelor’s degree will get your foot in the door at dozens of jobs. I work in the office of an apartment community, and you don’t even have to have a degree to do that. A bachelor’s will propel you faster than a high school diploma. 

Truthfully, I can’t even understand why a school would hire someone to teach 5th grade math OR 8th grade literature when they just have a bachelor’s degree in psychology. I must be missing something here. 

Post # 7
160 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I think you should sign up with a temp agency. Looking for a job is a fulltime job but and you’re got to be open since you don’t have experience. This job doesn’t sound like a fit but whatever path you take, most likely you’re going to have to endure the shitty jobs, bosses etc. to learn what you want and don’t want.  My 1st job I was a mess- my manager stole commissions from me, I worked 60-90 hours a week, my second job I was openly bullied by managers and peers, I was thrown under the bus for stupid trivial things and my last job I worked for a small company filled with chauvinist douches that treated me like I was a child. I’m starting my dream job soon and I absolutly would not have gotten the offer without the experiences from the other positions. The experiences taught me how to solve my own problems, deal with all types of people, how to play the politics, who I want to be as a leader- and who I don’t 🙂 and of course, honing my trade skills. Find your passion because people will recognize that and it carried me to this job- even through all the bullshit. 

good luck!!!


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