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Old 12-27-2011, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, FL
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I haven't checked the boards in a while and was astonished at how much dialogue my post created! Thanks for the info everyone. To give an update, all my paperwork is sent over to Harrisburg and my Principal K-12 cert is pending. I finally convinced the Mrs that with the loss of free medical upon in retirement (25 yrs service) it has ended all incentives to stay here ) I'm in my 10th year of service so will officially be vested into an NJ pension, but as soon as I find an opportunity we're out!

It's amazing how the public eye has changed so much regarding educators. A decade ago we could walk on water (for the most part) and now we are the bane of existence and to some, the cause for the colassal meltdown of NJ's financials. Each year we are paying more into our pension and health care premiums. And with the 2.5% cap that in place here, our raises are basically offset by the increases in payments we make. I am netting $72 more a month!!!

I think my biggest problem when moving to PA will be the inevitable switch of football teams. Let's Go Big Blue! (although E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES! has a nice ring)
Well, you know you are not going to get much sympathy from those in the corporate world who have been paying for healthcare premiums for years, have no guaranteed pension and haven't been getting raises at all. But I guess that's a conversation for a different thread.

Anyway, hope things work out for you, and glad to hear you'll be a fellow Eagles fan.
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Old 12-28-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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to make it clear. He wants to leave NORTH Jersey. Its a whole nother world then South Jersey. South Jersey has everything the 4 counties in Pa have.. and more.. I grew up in Bucks so I have something to compare.
I thought you grew up in the northeast??? ... Grew up in the NE, living in the city was terrible, you went to new jersey which turned out to be your nirvana and dismiss the city at every chance.

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Old 12-28-2011, 02:26 AM
 
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I thought you grew up in the northeast??? ... Grew up in the NE, living in the city was terrible, you went to new jersey which turned out to be your nirvana and dismiss the city at every chance.
Nice catch. I can't believe I missed that.

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Spotswood, NJ
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@Avalon....I know I probably won't get too much sympathy from the corporate world, but that I would anticipate. It is very rare that a person in the business world REALLY knows how much teachers do outside of the 8-2:35pm time slot. And given that we generally start in the 40-47K range-every little deduction adds up. In terms of pensions, true that is one great thing about being a public employee. But my father has always been in the corporate world and he's benefited from something I will never be able to....PROFIT SHARES! Granted the markets have turned for the worse lately, but an employer that matches an employees 401K contribution has a much more significant chance of growth than my pension. It's just a shame how promises are made when times are good, and now when things falter educators are scapegoated as the catalyst for the demise and what was once a field that you can see upward mobility, it is now one where we have plateaued.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:03 AM
 
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I've been checking PA REAP and PA Educator for school jobs in the area, but could anyone tell me what papers cover the broader areas of Southeastern PA? In NJ, there are a few sites that schools generally upload their job postings on, but www.nj.com has an extensive search engine with them as well. Any suggestions?
Those are the two search engines for Pennsylvania teaching jobs. You can look here Philadelphia Jobs, Jobs in Philadelphia, Jobs in Philly, Jobs in New Jersey - Philly.com which is the Philadelphia Inquirer on-line. We read that while living in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties. We only recently dropped our subscription due to major delivery problems.
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