Post # 1
So I went on my final interview on Monday and the superintendent hired me on the spot. He said that he doesn’t normally do this, but he wanted me to leave knowing that I had a job at the school district.
He wanted to get the paperwork done that day, but he checked with his secretary and as it wasn’t ready, he said he would have it mailed to me on Wednesday so I didn’t have to drive up and pick it up.
He also said I would be receiving a call BY Wednesday to let me know what position I was hired for. There are two – one is a tenure track and the other is a year-long maternity leave. He couldn’t tell me on the spot as he said he had to meet with the other candidates he was interviewing with (I was the first one of the day), but he reassured me that I have the job.
It’s Wednesday, the end of a school day…and I haven’t received a phone call. He made it sound like it was a done deal…but now I’m getting all nervous. Could he have changed his mind after meeting the other candidates? I really want to call tomorrow- but I don’t know if I should wait and give him a chance to call – maybe they got busy? I don’t know.
Post # 3
And they just called when I hit send. So ignore everything!
Post # 4
Congrats! Which one did you get?
Post # 5
@sunkissed19: I never count on having a job unless I have it in writing. Talking is all fine and dandy, but without that offer letter it means nothing. I was once told I got a job during the interview and I didn’t end up getting it in the end. Normally I don’t advocate follow-ups, but in the case, I would.
Post # 6
@kgirl91: I got the maternity leave. I’m kind of bummed. At least it’s for the whole year and I get salary and benefits. The reason they gave me was the person who they gave tenure to had 2 years of experience (I’m right out of grad school).
I totally get it- it just sucks because there’s not a whole lot available in my field right now and I’m getting married next July- it’s going to be added stress when I have to start interviewing/applying for jobs in May/June/July.
Oh well. At least I have a job I guess, right?
Post # 7
@sunkissed19: For sure. And they say it’s always easier to find the next job while you’re still employed, so hopefully this will be a stepping stone position. Congrats!
Post # 8
@sunkissed19: It’s good to get into a good school and district even if it is just temporary. Shine this year so that the Principal/Superintendent will not want to let you slip out of their hands for another school district. Another tip is get involved in the school and district community. If there are any volunteer opportunities after school, take them. The more exposure and committment you show, the more likely they’ll want to keep you around
I was a temporary sub for a year long maternity leave and it turned into another maternity leave position the next year. It would have turned into a permanent position the third year but I was moving to another state with my Fiance so it was too late.
Congratulations! Good Luck 🙂
Post # 9
@sunkissed19: I definitely think that if it goes well and you’re a good fit for the school, it could turn into a more permanent position! A friend of mine ended up getting a long term sub job at the place she did her student teaching, and this year she is a legit teacher with another grade at the same school. Don’t stress, and congrats!
Post # 10
@MrsPanda99: I hear you, my husband interviewed for a job that paid really well and I met him right after and he was ecstatic and said he was told he got the job, he just had to be on the phone again with other people in the company in a few days. His reception was terrible and they couldn’t really hear him so they planned on rescheduling the call. They later told him they went with someone else. Pretty messed up. You always get it in writing or else you’re not hired yet :/
Post # 11
Thank you – I’m feeling much better about it today than yesterday. I was totally crushed yesterday :-/
I’m a school psychologist, and while there’s a huge need for them, special ed services and child study teams are one of the first things that are cut at schools. The job is kind of far anyway – I’ll do it for the year and maybe by then, something closer and with a bit more student diversity will open up!
Post # 12
A friend of mine took a maternity position in a school, and then the woman decided she wanted to be a Stay-At-Home Mom and never came back. You never know what might happen! Congratulations!
Post # 13
@sunkissed19: I started as a maternity leave replacement and this fall will be my 3rd year with my district (I’m permanent now)! I know that in my district, they LOVE to hire long term replacements for the next year.
You can always hope the woman doesnt come back – or takes another year off. Just be sure to build a relationship with your administrators & I’m sure they will hire you back in in the fall if there’s availability! Good luck and congrats!!!!