Monday, October 26, 2009

What's a girl to do?

Ummmmmmmmm, well, uh, er, uh..... ya know how I said last week I didn't want to teach high school and middle school any more? Well, I don't want to, but desperate times call for desperate measures I think.

I have a job interview tomorrow. At a middle school. To take over a middle school English class for a maternity leave.

I have no idea if I want to do this (okay, I lied. No, I don't want to do it), but since I haven't had steady work for about 10 months now, I'm thinking it would be a real good idea to say yes to this if offered just so I have a guaranteed pay check for 5 months.

And to think, my original blog post was going to be about a kid who spent the first 2.5 hours of class today (I was in a high school alternative school room where kids don't rotate classes- they stay in the same room all day, like jail school) chewing his fingernails and cuticles and didn't do one. damn. thing. other. than. that!!!!!!! FOR 2 AND HALF HOURS!!!!!!!!!

Am I crazy? Oh hell, don't answer that....


Anonymous said...

As women we have the right to change our minds! Go for it. A steady paycheck will be good for you. Maybe you can mold the middle school kids before they turn into such jackasses in high scholl!

Good luck.........p

Curley said...

First off, English is your subject. Second, you would be actually teaching, not babysitting(which most subs do). Third, it would be a steady paycheck for 5 months. And last, if you are teaching The English class, you won't have to have the kid that does nothing but chew his fingernails.

Bragger said...

Yeah, take the job, and fix all those little twerps before they get to us at the high school level. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Seriously, I think the steady paycheck will do wonders for you. And it might even lead to greater opportunities. You never know.....

I'm rooting for you!

Maggie said...

P- thanks for the positive words of encouragement!

Curley- good list. I think the 2 most important things on it are steady paycheck and that kid who chews cuticles is a HS students and he won't be my student!

Bragger- bwahahahahahahaha0 fix e'm- bwahahahahahahahahahaha! The paycheck would be good.

Thanks for the good thoughts- I need them!

Evil Pixie said...

Unfortunately, we sometimes have to pull up our big girl panties and just do it (though, admittedly, I prefer to go commando). I'm in the same place you are... My billable hours have shrunk to nothing, and the teaching assignments that once carried me through the tough times are no longer there. But the rent has to be paid, and those credit card bills aren't going anywhere (though I have a special place in mind that the credit card companies can go to). But at least this gives us the opportunity to commiserate in 250 words or less. :)

PS. Sending good vibes your way for the interview.

Wiley said...

You'll be right, mate. Just think of the steady paycheck and all the hilarious stories you'll be able to relate to us!

Maggie said...

Evil P- damn those big girl panties... and i see what you mean and you're right!

thanks for the good thoughts!

Wiley- ah yes, teaching always makes good blog fodder! Money, money, money!