Thursday, May 15, 2008

When It Rains...

Turn your umbrella upside down and catch everything you can!

If you think that typing in all caps implies yelling then you'd be absolutely right because...


Yay, me! I was actually kinda sorta offered two jobs today. The first principal I talked to said I'd be a great fit at the school and introduced me to teachers that he called, "the team you'd be working with." He wanted me to call him Monday after my interview with the county, after everything checks out and they make sure I'm hire-able. Yes, that IS a word.

The second principal called the county HR person while I sat right in front of her in her office and said, "I want to hire Teble. Is there any reason you can see that I can't hire her?" and then offered me the job right then and there.

I really liked both schools and both principals, so I have to make a tough decision. One is a newer school--built in 1998--where I got to tour the school and meet other teachers. It's fifth grade and it's close to Dan's store. Great teachers, lots of parental involvement, sweet principal who seems really laid back. It's about twenty minutes away from mom and I don't know much about the middle and high schools that my kids would attend if we lived in that school zone.

The other school is the one I attended from 2nd to 6th grade. It was built in 1963 so it's an old school, but it's been well-maintained and that area of town is still great. It's five minutes from mom's house and we've been looking at homes in the area. The school has a great reputation in the community, as do the middle and high schools. It's right in the heart of town, close to the parks, and still pretty convenient to Dan's store. I didn't get to tour the school or meet anybody since she offered me the job on the spot. So I'm kind of torn.

Isn't this an awesome problem to have? I went from two rejections here to two offers in one day up there. YAY! They like me, they really like me.

Oh, and Mom? Thanks for lunch. I don't think I remembered to say that earlier in all my nervousness.

Now I have to think about this and pray a lot while I try to set up the Yard Sale of the Century here at Casa de Princess. Will you pray for me too so that I will make the right decision?

And pray for my buddy, Angie, because I just know she's going to be offered a great teaching job very, very soon.


Angie said...

YAY! This is the best news! Congratulations! I'm so glad they saw how amazing you are!

I don't think you would be out of line to tell them that you would like to see the building before you make your decision.

Now that our job hunting vibe has changed, I know a job is in my near future too. Thanks for thinking of me. :)

Shelly Conn said...

Teble, I will be praying that you will make the right choice! I am so happy for you. I knew they were going to snatch you right up and offer you the job!!!
I will hate you not being so close though. :(

Pat said...

I vote for Nanny Berry, it is closest to me and all the new shops. You don't want to be close to Rivergate. We have nicer older homes with basements and big yards in the Nanny Berry area.

MisbehavinAngel said...

Woohoo! Yeah, Teble, you did it! Congrats for your fantastic chances and I know you are making the right choice.

Love and hugs, Sanna

Tanya Michaels said...

Oh, Teble, I'm so excited for you!!!! That you've been offered not one but two restores my faith in the universe :-D May you land in the absolute perfect place.

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