Thursday, September 23, 2010

An update...


Well, it’s been over a week since my last post, and my oh my, how things have changed…
Last Wednesday, my principal called a meeting at work in the library right in the middle of the day, which was kind of odd. When HR and our school improvement officer came in, we knew things were about to change. Yup, they’re closing us down. I knew in the back of my head it was coming since last school year, I just didn’t want to admit it to myself. We only ended the semester last year with 105 students and on the day of the meeting we only had about 60 students (and 58 employees). Right, it just isn’t cost effective. So, they told us to start packing our stuff, start looking for jobs, etc. They didn’t have a date for us that day, but said it could be as early as October 1st or as late as the end of the semester. So, after the meeting, I immediately started searching the districts website for other nursing positions, updated my resume and references, and started calling principals.
Thursday I had an interview with a middle school in the same district and way long story and a lot of drama made short, I got the job. They gave us a target closing date of October 4th, so that’s when I will be starting my new job. HR is expediting all the paperwork to transfer me so I can start that soon. I feel lucky that I have found a job, because a lot of the teachers here will just be placed somewhere if they can’t find anything before the school closes. Luckily we are almost all in contracts so, they have to let us have a job somewhere in the district at least until the end of the school year. But, I am extremely blessed with my job. It’s in a semi-good neighborhood (better than where I am now) and it’s 15 minutes from my house and there shouldn’t be any traffic headed that way when I go. There are 1000 kids which will be a HUGE difference from my 60 that I have now, but I am really looking forward to a change.
I was really torn up over this last week. But, I know that things happen for a reason and this is probably a big blessing in disguise. God has his plan and there is nothing we can do get around that.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)

And this is what I have to remind myself of every day...

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