Should I ask how much I will get paid?

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  1. Joy

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    I got an email from a teacher that I know really well about a week ago telling me that an assistant principal from another district was looking for a Long-term sub qualified to teach PK-4 Music. I sub for this teacher all the time and so she recommended me to this principal and asked me if I was interested. Of course I said that I was. Music jobs are impossible to get and I didn't want to miss the opportunity. The district is farther than I would like to go and is about 45 minutes away but I thought the experience would make this worth it.

    The principal called me the same day and asked if I was interested. I told him that I was interested. To make the long story short, I talked with him over the phone, and I have visited the teacher and observed her for one day. No one has ever mentioned what I will be paid. I feel embarassed to ask and don't even know who to talk with about it. I observe the teacher one more day next week. Should I ask her, email the assistant principal, ask the secretary at the school, or just wait and see? I need advice!!! In the other districts that I sub in, I was given numerous papers that explained the pay for long term subs. I've tried finding it on their website, but it isn't there. What should I do?:help:
     
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    Will it make a difference in whether or not you take the job? If not, then I would wait and see.
     
  4. Joy

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    I will take the job anyway but I feel like I'm being crazy for not asking. I also feel like they should have let know what I would be paid right away. It just never gets mentioned.
     
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    When they offer you the job they will tell you what the pay is.
     
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    Around here, LTS positions pay the daily sub rate for the first x-number of days, and after that they revert you to the pro-rated year one, step 1 teacher salary. If the pay doesn't make a difference in whether or not you take the position, don't ask... they'll tell you.
     
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    I have been offered the Long-Term. They have just never mentioned pay. I had to ask for the paperwork for payroll.
     
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    I think I'll just wait to see what happens. I will observe the teacher again next week. I might casually ask the secretary when I am either signing in or signing out for the day. Does that seem tacky?
     
  9. Julie9789

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    I don't think the secretary would know. You could call payroll and ask them. I called once to have them explain the steps in Sub pay.

    Like carnet73 said, in my state, you have your daily rate and then the LTS rate which is the:
    daily rate for days 1-14
    another step for days 15-30
    a third step for days 30+

    If you miss a day, you go back to step 1
     
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    Maybe I'll just call or email the business office and ask. That seems less embarassing!
     
  11. Julie9789

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    Sometimes the school district/county website will have the information about pay scales, but you have to do a search for it. You could try that too...or at least mention in your email that you tried looking for information on the website, but couldn't find anything.
     

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