Posted by me on 4/18/2022, 10:32 am, in reply to "Jobs?"
Well, if you haven't heard from them after about two weeks, they probably either already knew who they want (typical education politics) or they went with someone else who in their "minds" stood out. |
Politics plays a large role in hiring in many places, in spite of what some will say. I'm not saying it happens everywhere, but it happens a lot and I've seen great teachers passed over in many cases.
In a few cases, the same jobs are open the very next year or two years later with the same mindset of politics being used again to fill the vacancy. I'm happily retired now, but was always amazed by the politics of hiring in some places.
The best thing to do when you interview for a job is to start thinking hard about your decision before you are offered the job. Just assume that you'll be offered the job so that you can make give a definite yes or no in a timely manner. If you do this, you'll likely be able to provide a district with an answer immediately or within 24 to 48 hours. Too often, I've seen candidates hem and haw around and want a week to decide to accept or reject a job.
If you have a better offer, take the offer and let the other district know that you've decided to withdraw your interest. It's the right thing to do. Any new job that you accept will always be a crap shoot regardless of it's past history. What if the principal or superintendent leaves after you take the job? Things could become worse or better. Again, new jobs are a crap shoot sometimes because circumstances can change overnight.
Bottom line, I've seen games played by both school districts and candidates and it's wrong on both sides. But, that's just my opinion, others may have a different set of values. I don't know. I'm just thankful to be retired and away from the politics and mind games. I miss the kids, but not "school."