Beggars Can't be Choosers

I just added thirty (yes, thirty!!) school districts' employment listings to my list of favorites. That way I can check for openings every day without having to play hide-and-seek to find the right link. Although not many schools have job openings listed right now, I can be on the ball about checking. Compulsive? Maybe. Okay, okay, probably.
 
I received my second letter of recommendation today via fax. I asked our school psychologist from last year to sing my praises so I could have a better chance of landing a job. Unfortunately, I don't know if I can use his letter. He's an older gentleman, so he probably thought that saying that I was "knowledgeable about meeting the educational needs of handicapped children" was perfectly acceptable... but it made me cringe a little. I cringed too when he wrote the exact same sentence at the end of two different paragraphs. I also wondered why he didn't just say "dresses professionally" but instead wrote "She always looks very nice".
 
Although I'm thankful he took the time to write it, I'm just not convinced that this particular letter will be helpful! I guess that means I'm off to bother another colleague for another letter....

6 comments:

linski said...

oh no! we still butt heads on old school vs new school special ed procedures. :)

Anonymous said...

I wrote the above... :) Janet

Anonymous said...

Finding employment can be the hardest job! Brenda

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

Hmm, I think you're right: You need to ask someone else for a letter of recommendation. There must be someone out there who can, as you say, sing your praises!

Anonymous said...

I'll sing your praises!! You want a letter from your mom? Mom

Anonymous said...

I recommend sarah Big and Tall, Short or Small, green eggs and ham; she is a looker...your friend at the office

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