Interesting side story here going on with my school having to find a new teacher. Apparently they picked one right away when they decided to not rehire me.
But now it turns out there was a problem.
The candidate is pregnant, and single.
The principal didn't like that one bit and now my coteacher is back to square one having to pick a new teacher.
I don't know about you but I think that is a little prejudice. Although I can understand that they don't have to take a pregnant teacher if they don't want to. But sounds like they decided it because she is not with the father. In our contracts it says we get maternity leave after the baby is born.
Also, I am wondering about this woman. If she is willing to come out here and raise a baby in Korea then maybe she is in some kind of desperate situation and really needs a job. Unfortunately, I don't have contact with her so I cant give her my help. I wonder if she will find another job and come out here. hmmm
Update* Thanks to Chris's hat tip this may be connected to a post on Dave's ESL.
"Peggy" if you are out there and if it was my school that you applied to please contact me. I can give an explanation as to why they didn't take you in. My school's Principal is a hard ass and very conservative. When the ex-president jumped off that cliff last Spring he didn't shed a tear and laughed at my coteacher for being teary eyed.
I actually feel you have the right to come here and raise your kid. I don't think you need to cover it up. I think if you are honest and bold right away some recruiter out there should be willing to work with you. To my readers I know this must sound crazy and that the whole concept of coming out here while pregnant is irresponsible. But I feel anyone has the right to come out here and try to make a living. However, I can contradict myself and say that it does take advantage of the system out here and could impart harm onto future teachers. So it makes for a great debate.
Anyways, Peggy if you are out there I wish you find an intelligent and responsible answer to your dilemma.