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Even higher ed administration jobs (yes...the dark side!)

Message boards can be a funny thing. I know where you are currently and actually have contacts in administration there as well as other places in your state. With the comment above, I can easily see how you didn't get the jobs you applied for in administration. It's also a slam dunk that I won't contact you to help you find any in that area. People hire people who actually want the job they are applying for.

rad - it's pretty well known in academic circles that admin is considered "the dark side" in a joking manner.

As a general rule, you don't get paid much to teach. The benefits can be much better ( paid 3 months off in the summer, for instance). Administration pays much better, but you have to be at work year round.

That said, many teachers think of the move to administration as a bit of a sell-out,since you are giving up any chance to actually interact daily with students from a teaching standpoint. Where we live, TRS (Teacher Retirement Services) pays you an average of your top three years of employment as your retirement income. So many teachers make the move from teaching to admin about 5 - 10 years prior to their planned retirement date. I don't think the OP was actually trying to run-down administration, just pointing out that he was facing the "sell-out" a little earlier than planned.

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