Thursday, April 24, 2008
Job Search Update
The job search has hit a snag... the main school district that I applied to originally is having a major budget problem, and might not be hiring any teachers this year. They might actually have to lay some off.
I've had to regroup and I've applied to 6 other districts in the surrounding area - or at least the 6 that it would be reasonably close enough (that is to say less of a commute than to my current office) to drive to. I've got a friend with some connections at one of the districts, but nothing really concrete... so we're back to waiting, watching and praying for God to help me make this happen.
Once again - I'm praying for patience and faith to know that his plan is much bigger than I can even imagine... and that he'll help guide the way while giving me the patience to wait for it to happen.
Nothing has changed at the current job - even after Monday's sudden outburst of kindness... we've rapidly gotten back to "normal." We had a wonderful co-worker leave yesterday - she's moving back to Seattle with her family, and it was so interesting to see how different her experience working here was. She had such an outpouring of love and admiration... and she was truly emotional about leaving... so it's not everyone here - just the people I report through. I can't imagine what she must have felt leaving a job that she loved... because I honestly can say without a doubt that my last day would be in the running for one of the best days in my life, so far.
In honor of my chosen (hopefully) soon to be profession... a reference to a book... (also a movie now)...