I have been looking for adjunct or full time teaching gigs ever since I didn't get called back two years ago. Last year was pretty much a loss, because on the five months of down time due to my back and the surgery. During that two years, I'd also applied at the local post office to be an RCA - "Rural Carries Associate". Applied, tested, interviewed, then nada. I found out that the openings were cancelled.
I re-applied for the RCS position when I saw a new posting. Got interviewed, and have actually received an offer. During the paperwork phase of the offer, and just for completeness, I checked the "Yes" box in answer to the question "Do you have any back issues?" I don't think I really do these days, but the idea of them finding out about my back *after* an on the job injury just seemed fraught.
So, I have an appointment to see my doctor Tuesday, to have him sign off on me or note any restrictions.
Whilst all of that was happening, I've had two interviews at locals schools to which I applied for adjunct positions. I believe that offers will happen. That belief is based on the transcript and background check requests from both schools - the official crossing of Ts and dotting of Is they need to do before they can make an offer. Which are not requested if an offer is not on their agenda.
The more I think about it, the more I prefer teaching. Actually, I'll be driving just about as much. but the pay is better, and the schools are quite nice. Much better than ITT. I am also assured that a 'large' class is 10 students.
Still being grateful, and prayerful, in my own odd way.
Maybe I'll have a roof and heating oil this winter!!