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NFT: Officially unemployed.....

Tom [Giants fan] : 8/20/2019 10:37 am
I have been working at a private school for the past 12 years. I go on unemployment every summer because my contract runs out the last day of school and nothing has ever been guaranteed with this school. Well, that was proven to the max as the school is closing its doors for good and will not reopen for the 19-20 school year. Having a family, being 48, owning a house, and having a lot of physical issues, I have no idea what the hell I am going to do.

Anyone know of a job opening on Long Island, I am reaching out wherever I can. Already started applying on indeed, glassdoor, and wherever else I can find.
Very sorry to hear  
Gap92 : 8/20/2019 10:44 am : link
One thought is that, depending on your skillsets, you can do some freelance work until you get back on your feet. Check out sites like Upwork and Fiverr to see what's out there and to see where your skills might fit in.

All the best to you Tom
What do you do?  
Anakim : 8/20/2019 10:49 am : link
Teach? What subject?
I am certified in Elementary Education and Earth Science.....  
Tom [Giants fan] : 8/20/2019 10:50 am : link
but am willing to go outside of the Education field if the job is right.
Department of education jobs?  
DC Gmen Fan : 8/20/2019 10:56 am : link
Maybe local state or federal govt jobs in education?
Can you substitute teach temporarily?  
pjcas18 : 8/20/2019 11:02 am : link
I know my town is always looking for substitutes.

Seems like this would be the worst possible time for a teacher to look for a job (just my guess - I'm not an expert in this field).
Drive for Uber or Lyft  
DC Gmen Fan : 8/20/2019 11:05 am : link
While you’re looking?
Maybe see if you can latch on as a long term sub  
Heisenberg : 8/20/2019 11:11 am : link
It seems like my town has one every year, usually because someone has maternity leave.
it's not a longterm thing  
Giantsfan79 : 8/20/2019 11:12 am : link
but I've known some teachers in your situation that hooked on with some of these after school tutoring program companies. You could also try to sell yourself to parents looking to get their kids those solid AP test scores, or improve their grades in general. Sciences are certainly in demand.

Could at least tide you over till the next hiring cycle.
There are always leave replacement jobs that pop up  
Mike in NY : 8/20/2019 11:19 am : link
Having the science certification is useful too
Another site  
Mike in NY : 8/20/2019 11:23 am : link
If you haven't looked there
LINK - ( New Window )
Look at..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 8/20/2019 11:35 am : link
it this way.

Every day is a SNOW DAY!!!!
Sorry to hear and best of luck.  
CromartiesKid21 : 8/20/2019 11:36 am : link
On the substituting thing.. my college grad friends in Nassau would make $100 a day pretty much showing up hungover & playing babysitter...this was about 8 years ago so im not sure if it pays the same but all you needed was a college degree
Sorry to hear that  
steve in ky : 8/20/2019 12:03 pm : link
I hope you will quickly land on your feet and find something you like.

Put the word out locally that you will private tutor. My wife was a public school teacher and even though she left it years ago she has always had people asking her to tutor her children. She taught HS math teacher so maybe that makes a difference but I would think science would be similar and you would get some work. At least that way you have some cash coming in while looking for something permanent.

sorry to hear Tom  
UConn4523 : 8/20/2019 12:16 pm : link
best of luck to you
leverage your network  
JonC : 8/20/2019 12:29 pm : link
put the word out pronto.
RE: Look at..  
section125 : 8/20/2019 12:34 pm : link
In comment 14536643 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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it this way.

Every day is a SNOW DAY!!!!


But the pay isn't as good....
Thanks Mike.....  
Tom [Giants fan] : 8/20/2019 1:35 pm : link
I applied to two of those that I have certification for.

Fatman,

It is a snow day everyday without the snow and pay so it sucks!
No advice, but  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/20/2019 1:53 pm : link
best of luck man!
Would you be willing to work overseas Tom?  
Optimus-NY : 8/20/2019 2:15 pm : link
?
Where  
GMAN56 : 8/20/2019 2:27 pm : link
on Long Island are you Tom? Farmingdale good for you?

Best of luck to you.
Good luck, Tom!  
jpkmets : 8/20/2019 2:30 pm : link
Hoping you are snowed in by a blizzard of offers!
Overseas?  
Tom [Giants fan] : 8/20/2019 3:08 pm : link
The money would have to be really good.

And Farmingdale is where the school was that I was working at.
Sorry to hear....  
Kev in Cali : 8/20/2019 5:23 pm : link
Ever serve in the mil? There are many options and programs for veterans these days.

Scour USAjobs.com if interested in any federal/state employment. They also factor documented disabilities (if applicable), and provide equal employment opportunity in most job advertisements from what I've gathered.
Also.....  
Kev in Cali : 8/20/2019 5:30 pm : link
Volunteer as you see fit once collecting. Be prepared for an interviewer question when asked what have you done in the mean time or "There is a large gap in time since you last worked, what have you..."
RE: Sorry to hear....  
Zeke's Alibi : 8/20/2019 5:31 pm : link
In comment 14537344 Kev in Cali said:
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Ever serve in the mil? There are many options and programs for veterans these days.

Scour USAjobs.com if interested in any federal/state employment. They also factor documented disabilities (if applicable), and provide equal employment opportunity in most job advertisements from what I've gathered.


I'd love to hear about some of these programs. I feel like it as all mostly lip service.
RE: RE: Sorry to hear....  
Kev in Cali : 8/20/2019 5:44 pm : link
In comment 14537350 Zeke's Alibi said:
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In comment 14537344 Kev in Cali said:


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I'd love to hear about some of these programs. I feel like it as all mostly lip service.


For those who hold a DD214 and a disability rating, Ch. 31 VocRehab program is great! The VA provides training/education and opportunity for job placement in house. It's very successful on the training part, but the employment side falls more on the individual to be prepared for interviews and which area they would like to work.
RE: RE: RE: Sorry to hear....  
Zeke's Alibi : 8/20/2019 5:53 pm : link
In comment 14537365 Kev in Cali said:
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In comment 14537350 Zeke's Alibi said:


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In comment 14537344 Kev in Cali said:


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I'd love to hear about some of these programs. I feel like it as all mostly lip service.



For those who hold a DD214 and a disability rating, Ch. 31 VocRehab program is great! The VA provides training/education and opportunity for job placement in house. It's very successful on the training part, but the employment side falls more on the individual to be prepared for interviews and which area they would like to work.


I actually used chapter 31 to get my finance degree. The training part kind of falls by the wayside if you can't use your training to get employment. I would have loved to have more assistance in that area. I was also never offered job placement in house.
RE: RE: RE: Sorry to hear....  
Kev in Cali : 8/20/2019 5:54 pm : link
Yes they are mostly lip service...many who served in the 70's-90's have little exposure to what is available now from the VA. Today's exiting Vet's get a form of education/info on what's available. One still has to ask questions and navigate a very cumbersome .gov website.

Many Vet's are focused on "the next move/transition"; once the time comes today's Vet's often forget what's available from the week long program, or just show up because they have to.

Sorry, Tom.  
Rick5 : 8/20/2019 9:08 pm : link
Good luck to you.
Sorry to hear that.  
Ron from Ninerland : 8/21/2019 2:46 am : link
Being unemployed at age 48 is scary. That being said aren't their jobs for teachers even if you have to relocate ? You've got experience and you've got creds ( I assume) so you should be able to do something.
RE: Overseas?  
GMAN56 : 8/21/2019 6:48 am : link
In comment 14537123 Tom [Giants fan] said:
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The money would have to be really good.

And Farmingdale is where the school was that I was working at.


I work at a lab in Farmingdale and they have a department where you deal with samples by processing them. Dont think you need really experience.
You could probably get a job at a Charter School in a second.  
Elisha10 : 8/21/2019 1:08 pm : link
Or if you are willing to move to another state you could get into their public school system. Many states outside the northeast have teacher shortages.
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