Basically I have been to visit my new school (starting in august) and a few things have started bells ringing. My soon-to-be department is being mostly replaced, there is a big lack of facilities for my department and the head seems to have an unrealistic expectation of work. On the whole, the school looks very good, but if I had had proper interview instead of a telephone interview I would not have taken the post. I just get the feeling that I could be making a mistake, but have handed in my notice and been replaced. Has anyone else been in the same position? Did you get out while you still could, or carry on and then either been proved horribly right or gloriously wrong? Its a gamble. ps are our transatlanic cousins always so upbeat with a ferious work ethic? I do admit it has scared me somewhat, especially with the idea that I might willing forgo my summer holiday.