Hi Theo, You may remember a little while ago I posted on here as the first two jobs I applied for I got interviews. I lost out by a whisker to the first job and the second job I withdrew from after interview as it was at a PRU and some of the things mentioned, whilst I take my hat off to the staff that work there, I don't believe I would have been able to handle so I politely withdrew and they were very kind about it. Since then I have viewed about 6 schools and applied for 2, and not got interviews at those. I've looked around each of the schools I've applied for and the time and energy it's taking is beginning to really hurt because I'm looking at schools about 20 miles away from where I live, and unfortunately the road system around here often means I'm travelling an hour each way, as well as dealing with all the joys of SATS marking, report writing, usual May stuffs. I'm getting so disheartened, and I know I should shut the hell up because I already have a permanent job - the reason I am leaving is because I desperately want to relocate to be closer to my family and the cost of the commute to my current school would be too much. I am so unhappy living where I do it's really getting me down, as we got burgled in January to add insult to injury and our house contract expires in August and it can't come soon enough. I'm almost at the point of giving up, and my friend told me not to because she said there are still three weeks left until I have to decide if I'm staying or leaving. I'm just so so tired I don't know if I'm coming or going to be honest!! I feel like I've been looking at schools and I want to work somewhere I feel comfortable and a lot of the schools I looked at didn't feel right and I am adamant I shouldn't just accept a job in a school that I don't feel right in just because it has a different location as I think I'd regret it. I know you probably don't have a solution at all, to be honest i'm not looking for one because I know no one else can find a job for me but me, but it's just so so tiring and not even getting a 'sorry you haven't got an interview' when I've been making such efforts to go and visit the schools just makes me feel really low. My mum suggested maybe I should try again for the January positions and look at resigning at Christmas - my head teacher has actually been very supportive when I've told her all of this (although to be honest i'm trying not to mention any of this to her because I don't want to rub it in her face every time I apply for a job because there's being supportive and then there's having the mick taken out of you). I don't know!! Thanks for listening, if anyone's got any pick-me-ups I could sure use them!!