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Sweet Rose Ramblings (AKA The Call-Waiting Blog)

A place for my unformed thoughts. Help me sort them out!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Gambling Game

I get a call last night from the principal of a school. Which is a good thing in my case, since I am looking for a job in a school. And which is also a way-too-rare thing considering the number of resumes that I have sent out.

The principal who called me was lovely. The school is a small, private (non-Jewish) school with a student demographic and a mission that suits me and my interests to a tee. It's a school that really makes a difference and gives a future to a lot of students. The principal sounds wonderful over the phone, telling me that my experience, writing skills and resume are exactly what they look for in a guidance counselor and that I should be proud of what I have accomplished (I've never heard that from a potential employer before!).

Of course, there's a catch. Because it's a private school, the pay would be pretty low. Much lower than in a public school.

But what do I do? What if no public school comes along? And I've turned down this position in a place where I would really believe in what they are doing? It seems I'm gambling with my career here...


At July 01, 2008 2:21 PM, Blogger ~~Silk said...

Well, seems like the first question you have to address is what is most important to you, making money or making a difference. You already know this, so I suspect you feel guilty about wanting money. Note that wanting to make money is NOT an inherently bad thing - some people have elderly parents to care for, school loans to pay off, and so on. The fact that you mention it is evidence that it matters to you for whatever reason. You just need to weight it, and don't be influenced by the opinions of others.

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