Friday, October 28, 2011

what about me??

This is kind of how I feel.

So the first one of my cohort just got offered a job. In the interview.
I'm more that a bit frustrated, to tell truth...
I volunteered/am still volunteering at a primary school, which she did not...
I actually taught numeracy and other subjects, when her last placement was in a French immersion school meaning she only taught literacy...
I've sent in 33 damn job applications (don't know how many she applied for) and haven't been shortlisted or given an interview.
And look, she's lovely, and great, but I'd at least like to get a stupid interview somewhere.
And if my application is no good, I'd appreciate it if the 2 experienced teachers/teaching coaches I showed it to would tell me so I could fix it, because according to them, it's fine.
That's my whinge. I know I should ask her if I can read her application, but it seems too personal of a request. Maybe I'll ask anyway.

(Also I might be a little peeved because I'm really competitive and kind of wanted to be the first one to post *GOT A JOB!!!* on Facebook and show everyone how superior I am at life,  but now I won't be the first because she beat me to it.)


  1. GAH.

    I hate that.

    I think it'd be fine to ask her.

  2. Aww I'm sorry. That's a bit of a disappointment, but maybe the fact that she got hired means at least there are jobs to be had? With even less experience than you have? Hopefully luck will go your way soon.

  3. Yup, I asked her and she said she was going to offer, haha.
    There are certainly jobs to be had, just that each of them gets 100+ applications from other graduates. I'm sure it'll just be a matter of time, I just like winning. ;)