Stupid Random Blog Post Hubert!Zn.OKn9A2o (ID: 67e5d0) No.321853[View]
A friend of mine who works at a charter school informed me that her school was in desperate need of high school English teachers, and that I should send them a copy of my (absolutely terrible) resume. When she told me all of the English teachers in the school had left their positions, and that they needed a shit load of English teachers even though school starts back up in a week, it seems like working there may be a horror story instead of a good experience.
At the same time, I felt like I couldn't pass the opportunity up. I really hate to admit it--as it sounds so tacky--but I've been down on my luck and very depressed, and when moments of opportunity present themselves to me, I have faith that it's some kind of divine intervention, and I can't pass it up, even if I think my outcome will turn out poorly.
It's just poor form to shove people off who are trying to help me, especially when I'm in no position to choose right now. I applied to be a teacher with my local school district, and even though I met all the employment requirements including having a professional fucking teaching license and a full year and a half of student teaching experience, it's not good enough to work with the district, apparently. Charter schools don't have the same rules or follow the same hiring procedures, so at this point, it's my only option if I want to get ahead.
So I applied for the job.
On the phone, the administration really did sound like they quickly needed bodies filling those vacancies. Unless I fart during my interview, I think I've got a pretty good chance of getting the job, and from what I've been told by my friend, I'll be paid quite a bit more than teachers who start out with the school district.
In my current situation, I may just end up with more money than I even know what to do with. At the same time, I can only look forward to working, because I haven't been able to enjoy anything or feel good about myself lately.
I don't know why I felt like sharing this, but I haven't been able to tell anyone else. I'm also kind of excited.