My husband's job was just "eliminated."
Well, I got some bad news the other day. My husband's teaching job was eliminated. He had already signed his contract for the next year and its only 2 weeks until he is supposed to start again. He went to Maine (we live in Michigan) to work at a basketball camp for the summer and was planning to go back to his normal job soon.
I just don't get how this school (a "Christian" school, nonetheless!) can "eliminate" a persons job without giving them any notice. Now, there are no teaching positions available and we are stuck in a really bad place. If they had let him now at the beginning of summer or at least told them about this "elimination" possibility, we could have sent out some applications, and he wouldn't have gone to Maine for the summer.
So, I need some words of encouragement! I've started to send our some applications for him, and I really hope that something comes up. However, I'm really worried because we have no savings (he didn't make enough for us to save) and we have only a little time before we are depleted.
I'm hoping that we can get some help from Unemployment or welfare until he gets a job. I am doing student teaching this semester, so that really limits what I can do, however I teach about 30 piano lessons a week, so that helps!
Please send encouraging stories! What have your experiences been with filing for welfare, food stamps, or unemployment. I am new to this!
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I would think that unemployment would be an automatic due to the letting go!! The same thing kind of happened to me a few years ago. A bigger corporation bought the smaller company I worked for 9 years and closed the company. I got automatic unemployment.
Take care and I will keep you in my thoughts. Bigger and greater things may be in store for you.
I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm currently searching for a teaching job. So far, no luck. I'm definitely feeling discouraged.
I hope things work out for you and your hubby. And best of luck with your student teaching!
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There certainly are no shortages of teaching the Developmentally disabled. I will likely be moving to Idaho to help them with their programs - now that Mom is getting better - they are making me great offers from my experience and reputation back in 2000. People are intimidated at first by these jobs, but it really is only difficult at first and mainly requires respect, consistency, patience, help them feel valued for what little they may be able to do, a firm mind and soft touch / heart.
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If you do conceder it, I suggest don't read up on them, just start working with them as you read and learn. Some can be maniacal and even manipulative, but a hug or trust from someone in their situation can make every frustrating moment worth all the effort. When you get down to it, it is a very pure and rewarding career. I miss it.
Anyhoo, it might not be what some conceder, and I hope the very best for you and he in your search. KTF
That sucks... espcially if teaching jobs are scarce in your part of Michigan... Unemployment is pretty easy to get in Michigan... have your husband visit the MI unemployment website @ www.michiganworks.org it will list job opportunities as well information for filing for benefits. Your husband might also think about applying at an urban school system, since they are ALWAYS looking for experienced & qualified teachers ~ espcially as subs. The Edison education system (charter schools) is also a good place to work since it has great funding but the private school attitude.
Because Michigan has specific criteria for government assistance, I'm not sure if you will qualify because as a married couple, that is an issue... however, call your county government offices for information on emergency foodstamps and call the utility company to make a payment plan... I'd also call your mortgage company, car financier, etc. Its better to be up-front and tell them the situation before the bills start pouring in and your credit is affected. Plus, many companies have plans set up for families caught in this situation....
I hope this information is helpful and remember, this temporary and happens to everyone... take it one day at a time and stay strong.
I don't really have any helpful suggestions, but I just wanted to say that whenever one door opens, another one opens--and it's usually better. I do think that waiting until the last minute to let him know was reprehensible, especially since they know that teaching positions fill prior to the school year.
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