Mar 9, 2010

Should I or not...

Today a job posted that I have hoped for since I started working in education. The person who has had the job is a friend of mine and I have said no less than a hundred times that I wished she would retire. And there is some irony that given my current job situation this is the time she has decided to make it final and will exit the role in June.

This morning I got to work and she had left a voice mail telling me to look at the job post and get it filled in quickly. And my response...silence. The truth is that I would love this job, but really don't think that there is a chance that I will even be considered. It's political (as all jobs are for sure) and yet I feel pretty strongly that there is no way that with my professional reputation and current "transfer" out of my school that they would even consider me for such a role. A role that is really written for my passion and interest but that's not really the point.

Yes, I do have a professional reputation that has some truth and some not so much. I am outspoken, blunt, passionate, strong and can be a bit of a bulldog about things that I believe are best for kids. There are parts of me that wish for maybe a softer imagine, but the reality is that I am who I am and am proud of what I believe. I LOVE KIDS! I love the idea that they be supported, cared for, prepared for the real world...I love kids. And this job is a dream job in my mind. So...do I apply knowing that there isn't a chance? Or do I accept reality and hope it will come around another time...or not?

6 comments:

us2 said...

i think u should apply ....there may not be another time .....what do u have to lose ...but if u got it now wouldnt u be glad u applied?.....as always wishing u the best ....take care

SP said...

APPLY. No question, no doubt. You are defeating yourself by not even trying. What kind of warrior and advocate for children are you if you let your own fears keep you away from a position that is your dream way to work for/with children?

Grrr, pfft, aaarrrrgg!!!!!

Apply woman. You are amazing. If they make a political decision, then they do. But don't just assume the worst. Give them the option of making a good, non-political hiring decision. Namely, YOU!

Cat said...

Apply - it's the only way to put closure on it. Without applying you'll wonder, "what if."

Kelly O said...

Apply. There's no downside to applying, but most probably regret if you don't.

Stacie's Madness said...

apply...if you get it great if you don't you don't...but if you don't apply you will never know.

The Lady Who Doesn't Lunch: said...

APPLY NOW. You have nothing to lose unless you miss the opportunity altogether.