Right, but there was something else. They required me to give a reference from my last job. That was a bit of a problem, as my supervisors from my last job adored my teaching, but were not really thrilled with how much time off I took.
There was a point in the interview, where I had to say something. "About my references," I started. I don't remember my exact words, but they boiled down to this.
I had some serious problems starting in September 2010, starting with a miscarriage, and I never quite bounced back.
I am a chronic depressive.
I am on medication, and I keep it in check with regular therapy and visits to my psychiatrist.
I had problems getting to work some days, especially with a long commute.
I said it. I laid everything down. It instantly turned …