Friday, August 6, 2010

So, about those jobs

I was offered three jobs. When it rains it pours, I guess. But yes, I was offered three jobs. I was offered the job as the aide to the blind second grader. I was offered the 6 week English teacher maternity leave. I was offered the position as a general subject special education aide in a junior high. Yup, I was offered them all. So what's a girl to do?

The maternity leave is for only 6 weeks and at sub rate BUT it gives me a chance to get my foot in the door at Alcatraz and it could lead to a permanent job there. No benefits and the pay sucks.

The blind kid job pays about $10 an hour but there is HUGE responsibilities with it; learning braille and teaching the child braille is the main one. The other is the accommodations- it's the aide's responsibility to adapt all the lesson plans for that child.

The special ed. aide job is about $8 an hour and is pretty easy as far as the responsibilities go and it's similar to what I did at the middle school last year.

So what did I do?

I managed to sort of have some cake and eat it, too. I'm going to fill the maternity leave and then do the special ed. job. The people at the junior high really want me and said they would make an adjustment for me and I can start with them after the English gig at Alcatraz is over.

So I'M employed!!! It's good. Yes the money sucks and there are no benefits but still, it's a job and I can keep looking for something with better pay, benefits and that's permanent. At least I know I'm going to have a paycheck after Aug. 13.

I'm not feeling as panicked now.

Breathing again,


Evil Pixie said...

Congratulations! That's fantastic news, and definitely a reason to celebrate.

sam said...

Hi Maggie,

What a relief! Now you have both feet in two doors.


Shan said...

Sounds like you killed it everywhere you went!! Go Maggs! I like that wanted you enough to wait and let you do two of the jobs together. These references and recs will go a long way toward a more permanent teaching position. Whoop whoop!

Curley said...

Ya-Hoo! I'm so glad. You deserve a good break.

Lisa said...

Oh what a load off you! Congrats! How great they will wait for you. Stick with it you will get the good job soon!
Hugs, Lisa

Debbie's L'Bri said...

That is wonderful.. I hope you have a good year.

Wiley said...

WOOHOO!! So happy for you! I hope something bigger and better falls out of all this for you

Bragger said...

I wish we could get together for a margarita to celebrate. Let's have a virtual margarita! Better yet, I'll have one tonight and you have one too, and we'll say we celebrated together. deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Maggie! WOW, 3 job offers in this economy is quite a pat on the back. Good luck! Marcia

Maggie said...

Evil P- thank you!

Sam- i like having my feet in doors!

Shan- I was so flattered that they were willing to let me do both. it's going to rock!

Curley- thank you!

Lisa- Oh i hope so. thanks for the well wishes!

Debbie- thanks! I hope it's a good year too!

Wiley- oh me too! Thanks!

Bragger- I wish we could, too. So tonight I will drink a margarita and will think of you! (We have GOT to meet!) Thanks!

Marcia- I know- I feel so lucky. I've been searching for almost 2 years so it feels like a huge windfall!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Congrats - and I agree, sometimes it is about getting your foot in the door!!!!
cheers, dana