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You stated, "no notification that you DON'T have a job this year." I won my UI appeal based upon notification via the memo that stated bumping rights process to take place this summer and because of my having no existing contract, per their regular practice of annual signatures upon one. Even though I have 5 yrs. there is a bulk of teachers with up to 30 yrs. Also, the state takeover puts all of us on notice essentially. Does a laid off employee have to contact the employer for future work? That doesn't make sense to me, but I would never turn down work because I need to work. If I ask about my position, does that put the district on notice that I am eligible for lay off? This district does not have that many bright bulbs in the pack. They freeze hiring and still create new jobs with big salaries for administrative levels. Some of the reason for the state takeover in the first place, apart from other things similar to the city of Bell. I don't want to jeopardize my job by making them aware of what they should already know and don't, making waves that could throw me off the Titanic too soon.