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Old 06-04-2007, 04:57 PM   #1
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This might be the greatest part time ER job around!

It looks as though I may have landed a 20% teaching position at an elementary school 7 miles from my house. It means they pay me 20% of 57K to work 10 days every 45 days, that is 10 days in a row then 45 days off. Sooo I will make 11K to teach pre k thru 5th grade physical education a bike ride from my house!

We will find out friday!
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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Cool. My parents are doing something similar in that they are substitute teaching. They pick and choose their assignments and can decide when/where they want to work. It sounds pretty good from a flexibility standpoint.
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Congratulations newguy. Sounds like a perfect part-time job. Elementary kids are a lot of fun to work with and with the current childhood obesity crisis it'll be helpful to have a trained physical education teacher at the school.
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:57 PM   #4
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...ER job..

That's an oxymoron.

That said, I'd love to get paid to do what I like. Something involving travel, either writing, photographing, escorting....It ain't work unless you'd rather be doing something else!
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Cool. My parents are doing something similar in that they are substitute teaching. They pick and choose their assignments and can decide when/where they want to work. It sounds pretty good from a flexibility standpoint.
I substituted a few times in our local school district and was unimpressed. It was a far different experience that when I had my own class and the pay was only $85.00 per day and the expectations were high and demanding.

Instead, the best ER job I have found is an adjunct teacher in a local college (four year institution). There are no curriculum restraints and the assessments are determined by you. Now I know why tenored professors love their jobs (true vocations) --- the ultimate in freedom.
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Good News. It sounds like it might keep you a little busy and be fulfilling.

I think a part-time ER job makes sense (even if somebody does not need the money). It can help with the transition for 90 mph to 0 mph in terms of your life-long habit of working.

This is something that I need to figure out for myself. When I ER... I plan to decompress for several months. But I have also considered that I want to stay active. I am not sure if part of that mechanism is (work related) or just broadening my own horizons in educational/personal interest pursuits.


Of course... I also plan on liberal amounts of leisure time.
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My wife plans to teach a couple of class at the local college. The pay is good and she only has to work 6 to 8 hours a week. And she gets summers off. It gives her something to do that she enjoys and the pay is good.
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Met with the principal yesterday, I got a bad feeling about this one. I have a feeling I might not be on her radar for this easy job. 15 min quick interview a bunch of dumb questions about my teaching style, heck she even asked what I taught!! Then she said oh yes you are applying for the 20% Physical education Job!

I just sat their kinda dumbfounded. A waste of time. Then later in the day I was offered the cross country coaching position for the early fall at the school I coach the spring track team. I think I keep sub teaching on my time and coach.
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Instead, the best ER job I have found is an adjunct teacher in a local college (four year institution). There are no curriculum restraints and the assessments are determined by you. Now I know why tenored professors love their jobs (true vocations) --- the ultimate in freedom.
What is the pay range for these types of jobs?
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Met with the principal yesterday, I got a bad feeling about this one. I have a feeling I might not be on her radar for this easy job. 15 min quick interview a bunch of dumb questions about my teaching style, heck she even asked what I taught!! Then she said oh yes you are applying for the 20% Physical education Job!

I just sat their kinda dumbfounded.
This is not the first time I have heard of this type of interview. When my SIL interviewed for a HS teaching position the interviewer told him he would have to teach their accounting course and asked about his proficiency. SIL responded, "I can do that."

The back story is that he is a CPA who had a 4.0 in that major. She hadn't read his CV!!!! The only reason he is teaching is that he married a very successful gal who told him to spend his life doing what he wished. He wants to give back to his community so he picked teaching which he does part time to give himself time to coach their football team ... without pay.
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The only job that sounds almost as good as retirement is the job Norm from Cheers applied for as a beer taster. Best episode ever !

Good luck with the job !
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I taught adjunct at 4 yr (plus grad) business school. Expect $3000 to $4000 per course taught. You won't get rich, but it will "keep your hand in".

My wife and I will be going PT by the end of 2007. We will be able to "step down" into ER (And travel a lot more). My project, which I have already started, is writing a novel. I have written small articles, so this is quite the step. I don't know that I will get any $ for the effort, but it certainly invigorates me!
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The only job that sounds almost as good as retirement is the job Norm from Cheers applied for as a beer taster. Best episode ever !

Good luck with the job !

Norms job gets you liver troubles!
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What is the pay range for these types of jobs?
Sorry I didn't respond quickly. I was in Yellowstone last week. Anyway, I teach two classes (Tuesday and THursday 8:30 and 11:05). Each class is contracted at $3,400. However, there are also a few perks; for example, I and my family have a free membership to the college gym which includes the spinning, yoga, pilates, etc. classes.
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