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Shocked. April 22, 2010

Filed under: Budget,education,Kindergarten,teaching — candidteacher @ 11:17 pm

Candid Teacher Admits: It feels like the end of the world.

I’ve been laid off.

There’s no easy way around it.  Use all the flowery language you’d like, but when push comes to shove, that’s it.

I wasn’t terminated for performance issues.  Does that make it any better?

I guess so.  But honestly, when someone tells you, “I’m so satisfied with the job you’ve done.  You’re an excellent teacher, and I wish I didn’t have to say this to you,” yet they still can’t offer you a contract for the following school year, it all feels about the same.  Rejection.

As of June 30th, I will be unemployed.

In honesty, I never thought about losing a job.  Who does?  I only thought about getting my first job.  It never crossed my mind that I may lose it due to circumstances far beyond my control.

So, if anyone out there knows of a K-5 elementary teaching job or K-12 reading specialist job, please let me know.  I’m willing to relocate.

If I do not obtain another position, Candid Teacher will be no more.

Yours, for now,

Candid Teacher

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2 Responses to “Shocked.”

  1. I am so sorry! Last year I thought I was going to get fired. I will be so happy to have tenure next year.

  2. Douja Says:

    Wow, this is too much! I hope you have a back up plan, or something works out for you


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