Monday, August 25, 2008

When it rains, it pours!

So I had that interview last week, haven't heard anything from it. Not dwelling on it though. The principal of a local high school called me after 9 p.m. last night for an interview today. It lasted an hour. I think I could have talked more, because a lot of it was him explaining stuff about the position to me. Then he brought in the head of the English department, who explained more. At this point, I was convinced he was going to offer me the position then and there. But, no! He shook my hand and said that he'd make a decision by the middle of the week, maybe sooner, and that if I was the right person for the job, he'd call. Anyone good at interview nuances?? It didn't seem especially positive to me.

About the one I'm waiting to hear from, it was an EA position. That means not really a teaching position, just assisting. Basically, that's less pay. $1450 a month before taxes and insurance vs. $3600 a month before taxes and insurance. Still, if they call, I'd take it because I don't know about the other one.

As an added bonus, I got a phone call a little while ago asking to interview for yet another position at a middle school. That's my ideal, by the way. I want to teach 6th or 7th grade. I feel much better about the classroom management at that age. Also, the interview is with my assistant principal from the high school I graduated from many years ago.:) That makes me feel good about it. It is at 8:30 in the morning though. :(


Wendy said...

It seems like he wouldn't have bothered telling you all the details of the job if he didn't like you. Maybe he doesn't want to seem too desparate?

susan said...

I don't know. I can never read principals unless they tell me very clearly what they are thinking.:)

Bragger said...

The only job I was ever sure about during the interview process was my current one. My principal said, "I can't offer you the job today. But I'm not interviewing anybody else."

Good luck to you. I'll keep my fingers crossed!