Post # 1
I’m 28 and taught for 3 years before I got laid off due to the economy. About 6 months ago I took a job as a nanny because I thought teaching wasn’t for me. I quickly realized that nannying is NOT for me and I want to get back into teaching. The problem? I’m now stuck at this nanny position. I am supposed to give 3 months notice before I leave because the parents both work stressful and demanding jobs (one is a lawyer and the other is a doctor).
Anyway, I”m miserable. I’m actually envious of a teacher’s salary and am completely bored with my job. Luckily my husband has a good stable job. I’m currently looking for teaching jobs but the problem is, even if/when I get an interview, it’s going to be hard for me to schedule one. I work from 6AM-4PM every single day. I have very little time to follow up on any applications I”ve submitted. So do I give my 3 months now and try to substitute teach and do another job or do I wait until closer to the summer?
Any Bees have any thoughts?
Post # 3
I am not sure if by saying that your husband has a “good stable job” you mean that you both could survive for a little while on only one salary, but if that is what it means, then I say give your three months notice now and start looking for a job to do before you get a teaching job. It is obvious from your post that you are miserable, and trust me, it’s not worth it. Being miserable at work can really make you feel miserable in every other aspect of your life. Good luck!!
Post # 4
@Sunshine1810: We can and we have actually. I just feel like such a loser because I want to quit this job and I have nothing lined up. Either way, I will have to quit this job eventually to try and get a teaching job. If I can’t get one, I”m going to need a job in public service to help with my student loans. Not to mention I need a job with benefits, as mine has none (in addition to getting paid so little). Yeah I’m miserable…I’ve spent the weekend crying 🙁 It sucks!
Post # 5
I agree with @Sunshine1810.
And good luck!!!
Post # 6
If you’re miserable, quit the job. You’re lucky that you can survive on one salary and have the option of quitting without another job lined up right away. But, like you said, it’s almost impossible for you to try to get another job with the way your schedule is. So, let them know you’re quitting, and then start looking for something else. Besides, if you don’t get something else right away, just enjoy some vacation time. =)
Post # 7
I guess it’s hard because I quit my last job and I was so thankful to get this job 🙁 The $$ from this job is going into savings for a house so I feel like if I quit then I”m making it so we can’t get a house as soon as we’d like 🙁
Post # 8
If you are miserable (and you can afford it), put in your three months notice now. Job search as much as possible in your last 3 months and apply to substitute teach. Good luck!