The offer letter has been signed and returned, what's next? Next, is sending lots of documents and waiting for those documents to be processed.
The first part in this process is authenticating documents. All that means is I have to prove that the documents I'm sending are true and real documents. I have to send my teaching license, degree, and marriage license. If we had kids we'd have to send each birth certificate. Each document must be notarized and then sent to the Secretary of State in DC and then sent to the UAE. This entire process is said to take 14 days if you choose to use ProEx. So, I wanted to jump on this as soon as possible. I was contacted by Proex which is a courier service that will take care of everything for a fee. The only thing they suggested I do was get my marriage license authenticated because if I didn't I would have to send it to them, then they send it to the Secretary of State in Raleigh which in turn will send it back to Proex for them to send to the UAE. I decided to authenticate my own marriage license...
Begin an adventure:
One thing is for sure, moving to another country is very adventurous but the process to getting there is quite lengthy. While waiting for my "Golden ticket" (my departure plane ticket and itinerary) I have decided to make lasting memories with my family and friends.
This post is about the memories I have made with some friends this past week.
In the last post, I talked about how I was so excited that I got an offer letter. What I didn't say in all of my excitement was how the years of experience that was reflected on the offer letter was only 6 years. If you recall, in the 1st post (click here to read the 1st post), that I said I had been in education for 9 years. So, I was missing 3 years from my experience and if you know anything about education, experience, and salary you know they are all tied together. So, less years means less money. Now, the money I'm being offered is definitely more than what I'm currently making but I wanted to be paid for all of my years in the trenches.
My interview was 6 days ago. These past 6 days have gone by pretty fast. I looked online before I interviewed to get an idea of when I'd get an offer letter. Some people said they got their letters the next day, some said 2 days, some said 1 week, some said they had to wait 1 month. I was hoping to be on the shorter end of waiting.
The day I've been waiting on for the last month was here, February 14, 2017. I researched all of the interview questions Google had to offer. I reviewed the dress code over and over and had decided to make my own blazer and skirt. (Did I mention that I sew? #UniqueSews - Ok Shamless plug...)I finished them off at 1:54am on February 14, 2017 and I had planned to run to the bed and quickly go to sleep.
Where do I begin?
Well I am currently in education. I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was 3. I taught for 4 years and was promoted twice and all of this happened at the same school. That's right, 9 years at the SAME SCHOOL. I absolutely love my school but I feel like it's time for a change and a challenge.
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