An announcement: there will be a slight change at Danifesto. You know all those frequent posts filled with interesting tidbits and clever asides? I'll do my best to maintain this site but I want to warn you now that it's probably going to get sporatic from time to time. The era of my footloose and fancy freedom has drawn to a close. We all knew it was too good to last. Yes, I can now confirm the crazy rumours and wild speculation.
Danifesto is now employed full-time.
This past week I had three interviews and one asked me back to do some trial classes on Thursday. That enjoyable experience turned into an invitation to join the faculty of the Canadian College of Business and English as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for international faculty.
I find it highly ironic that my hiring was due in part to taking that crummy hagwon (private language institute) job in Seoul last year. While marking time waiting for our Canadian immigration to be processed, I was able to have the ESL teaching experience to back up the ESL graduate classes that I took from Wichita State University before leaving Kansas!
So this week I start a new teaching job. I welcome all the changes that will inevitably cause me stress. And I bid a fond farewell to hours of leisure spent drinking coffee, reading the newspapers, chatting online with my friends and family, reading news blogs, writing blog comments, watching the occassional DVD, meeting up for spontaeous afternoon coffees and getting lost in a book. I will miss the perpetually clean apartment but look forward to making new friends and growing as a professional. While this is an hourly gig, it's my hope that I'll get a contract elementary school position this fall that will not only pay more, but offer benefits and greater job security.