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Offline patriotsfatboy1

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Re: Applying for a job
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2017, 12:01:53 AM »
Think about it.  If you are taking on someone to help or represent you, you want to know them first. It is just part of the landscape and a smart person would be wary.

With that said, if you have a legit resume and are moving into a new situation, an HC would be wise to not judge things too quickly.

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Re: Applying for a job
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2017, 06:34:47 AM »
Sorry. I wasn't disagreeing with you. I just forgot my smiley face when I posted my lame joke referencing the playbook thread.

The org I coached at previously doesn't want me coaching anymore, not even as a bag holder, mainly because they asked me to speak my mind and I did. They would rather go short staffed than have me be an AC on one of their teams. Meanwhile, two other orgs in nearby towns are interested in having me come on board. The first one ended up not working out as a HC because they cancelled the middle school program due to lack of players, although the offer is there to help out any of their other teams as an AC. The other one may have multiple options for me - AC or HC - depending upon what the numbers look like once registration closes on the 31st. So, for me at least, the opposite is true. I guess I need to work on my reputation as a coach first.
Speaking your mind in a youth sports org is not a good idea unless you are ok with being black balled or just generally given a hard time. I was specifically targeted, penalized, and ejected from a game for something that I flat out did not do all because people didn't like what I had to say.

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Re: Applying for a job
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2017, 06:46:44 AM »
Sorry. I wasn't disagreeing with you.

--I didn't think you were disagreeing.  I was just offering what had happened with my jobs.

I guess I need to work on my reputation as a coach first.

--Dunno that it matters.  (Regardless of how I got my high school jobs, the previous three schools did not keep me on.  It's one thing to get the job.  It's another thing to keep the job.)  In this past off-season, I submitted my resume to a local high school that was advertising for two open AC positions and whose Varsity and JV teams both had losing overall records.  No one contacted me.  And I didn't know anyone there.  The only thing they knew of me, was that we had beaten them last year.

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Re: Applying for a job
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2017, 10:55:54 PM »
Speaking your mind in a youth sports org is not a good idea unless you are ok with being black balled or just generally given a hard time. I was specifically targeted, penalized, and ejected from a game for something that I flat out did not do all because people didn't like what I had to say.
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