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fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Thu, 28th Aug '08 9:24 PM

SCIFIDWARD WON'T BRAG, SO I WILL.....

Kathy got a job with AmeriCorps! Granted it's just part-time, but it's going to be a great experience (tutoring at an elementary 3 days a week) and she'll have her foot in the door for a full-time position.

Way to go, Kathy!

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Fri, 29th Aug '08 2:10 AM

Geez, I spelled that wrong! Scifidwarf. Sorry, Kathy.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Fri, 29th Aug '08 8:02 AM

That's okay. Even teachers make mistakes. I am excited about my job. The pay is crap but i don't make that much now so I will take what I can get and enjoy the experience. I start training Tuesday. My supervisor said there is a lot of paperwork involved the job so she is going to take me through that. I can't wait to get started.

taco24
Taco24  (Level: 131.4 - Posts: 589)
Fri, 29th Aug '08 12:35 PM

Yay, Kathy!
I am delighted to hear of this. In what state do you live? I will keep my eyes and ears open for jobs. What is your specialization?

Thanks, and great luck!
Susan

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Fri, 29th Aug '08 10:45 PM

I live in Southeast Missouri. I have a degree in Middle School Education with emphasis on Social Studies and Language Arts. Thanks, I could always use a heads up. I don't really want to stray too far from home though. I like Missouri. It's a nice place to live most of the time, if you get past the humidity and the mosquitoes.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Sat, 30th Aug '08 12:39 AM

Yeah, and the small-mindedness, and good-old-boy network, and the fact that you can't ever be part of the right group unless you were always part of the right group, and the big fish little pond thinking....

Sorry, my anger and bitterness at not being able to get hired at any educational institution in this pathetic town got away from me there....



scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Sat, 30th Aug '08 9:18 AM

That's a good point. It is like that in our area isn't it? Look at it this way. You're just too darn smart for these people and they can't handle it. They don't want to be intimidated by hiring someone as smart as you.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Thu, 11th Sep '08 8:57 AM

Okay, I have to say something about my job. It is not what I expected. I like it so far but haven't received any students to tutor. There is so much training to do though. This is fine with me because I love to learn and the training will definitely help me when I get a full-time teaching job. I have never had a job that took me away from home so much but it is definitely a learning experience. I don't like the pay though. I am basically a volunteer who receives a living allowance. I can live with that for now but I do hope it pays off in the future.

fudypatootie
Fudypatootie  (Level: 197.3 - Posts: 1302)
Fri, 12th Sep '08 2:25 AM

Well, you're working for a volunteer organization, so think of it as serving your country, which you are, though in a different way than usual. (Can you tell that I watched the 9/11 presidential forum on service tonight?)

And don't forget, you're making more than you were a month ago and you're probably making more than me.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Fri, 12th Sep '08 7:55 AM

I know and thanks. I think I will enjoy it more once I actually get some kids to work with. After all, it's about the kids right? That's why I went into this profession. I do like the thought of serving our country also. It makes me feel patriotic.

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.5 - Posts: 3742)
Fri, 2nd Jan '09 11:58 PM

As a volunteer, keep track of all your expenses for tax purposes. It helps. Also check on health insurance. Kids come to school to swap germs. We've invented a math card game where I work. The rule book is too long to post here, but I can give an overview if anyone is interested. Helps students improve basic math skills which are no longer taught since calculators came along.

scifidwarf
Scifidwarf  (Level: 140.8 - Posts: 249)
Sat, 10th Jan '09 9:35 AM

Insurance through my work is pretty expensive. For just me it is well over $100 and for the family it is half of my monthly check. That doesn't sound like a lot until you hear how much I make which is not much. I get expenses through my work though. I keep track of mileage and food when I'm on the job and get an expense check every month. Mileage is actually really good. 47.5 a mile. It's really good now that gas is below $2.00.


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