Angel Note

Angel Note
"If Music be the food of Love, Play on!" -- Wm. Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Is there something I should know?

So our band teacher told me just a couple of days ago that he is leaving to take a job up north. In the time I have been at this school, I have seen 4 band directors leave, and even taught band one of those years. Am I missing something? I just wonder sometimes if I am doing something wrong, or if I am doing something right.

I am to the point right now, where I can't leave for another 15 years or so. If I do, I may lose my retirement, and I make enough that to go anywhere else would mean a pay cut. I love what I do, even though there are plenty of headaches. I don't really want to go, either, but can't help but ask why I seem to be sitting still while everyone around me jumps the fence to get to greener (or at least perceptively greener) grass.

Of course, by the time I get around to the point where I feel it is time to move on, I'll probably be at retirement age! Oh well, keep on keeping on!


Inklings said...

PERCEPTIVELY greener is the key phrase here, but you can always move when you retire if you want to. Go with your gut feelings.

Amber said...

I used to change jobs alot, but I've been at this job for almost 5 years now, and I've finally learned something. When you stay in one place you're more likely to make more money than when you keep changing jobs and having to "start over" again each time.