Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by Mr Magoo, Jan 15, 2017.
Jan 15, 2017
I highly doubt there are that many subs currently working in your district. Just because they're still hiring doesn't mean the past hired ones are still active (otherwise they most likely wouldn't be hiring). Also subs are often picky. I often passed up jobs just because it was a school I didn't like, a class or grade I didn't like (I avoided K-2 jobs like the plague), or because the time was inconvenient (passing on an ideal half day job in favor of a less desirable full day one). You yourself have posted on here about passing on half day jobs because it doesn't feel worth it.
And as someone who has subbed, I wouldn't deny subs the right to do that. There are a lot of factors that go into choosing sub jobs if the opportunity to pick arises. However, now that I'm on the other end of it, I do sometimes wish subs were less picky because it is incredibly inconvenient to be without a sub, and not just for the teacher taking the sick day, but for everyone else at the school. I had to take 6 kids from a coworker's class a couple weeks ago because she was out and there was no sub. I likely won't get paid for it because we split her class 4 ways, and while I know she didn't do it to inconvenience anyone and I don't begrudge her the day off, it was still a bit frazzling to have 6 strange children in my class for the day.
I've been at districts that had people available but that didn't mean they were subs! You knew the school was scraping the bottom of the barrel if person x, y, or z were at school that day.
I've never gotten paid for splitting classes. I've been on both sides of that. It's horrible.
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