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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

251/365 Teacher for Sale

By 9 AM today I had been rejected by Kelly Services in Duval County. No, they are not interested in my qualifications to become a substitute teacher in Jacksonville. Thanks for asking. My head whirled as I cleaned house, more intensely than usual, wondering if this cleaning were in preparation for calling a realtor. Husband's teaching salary and current mortgage plus expenses does not make for a balanced equation. Then this afternoon I received a couple of phone calls. Friends and fellow presenters with leads and recommendations. How did they know I was googling the fine points of negotiating a premium for your own plasma? I believe that I do a fair to decent job at the educational consultant gig, and it looks like there may be hope in continuing it. So this evening I dust off the resume, send off session descriptions and qualifications, and throw on a dressy blouse at 11 PM for a Photobooth headshot on the MacBook.

5 comments:

MJ said...

I feel your pain and worry so much in this. I'm so happy that a few leads came through. I'm hoping that smile won't be so forced in future photobooth sessions.

BJNR said...

MGR suggested we start a teacher consulting business, "Teacher 911". Supporting the WHOLE teacher, in and out of the classroom. He said we'd be good at it.

SJR said...

Positive energy and thoughts sent your way! My rum toasts your Merlot.

Kathy said...

How can I lobby on your behalf??? I want you to come to NJ and elevate our teacher performance!!!

Anonymous said...

Kelly Services sounds like a Temp Agency. Is that Duval County's Teacher Personnel spot? What about subbing in Clay County? Didn't that work for you, especially Paterson ?