Time limit for calls

Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by jen12, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. jen12

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    At what point do you figure you won't be working that day? I've been getting up and ready at 6, just in case, but would like to go workout at a 9am class. Yesterday I got a call at 11 something and declined --should have taken it. Today, I missed a call around 7 because I had my phone on vibrate and didn't hear it. How long to you sit by the phone each day?
     
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  3. Ms. I

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    To answer your question, btwn 7 & 7:30 at the latest if they haven't called, I wouldn't count on working that day.

    Believe it or not, I've personally never really sat by the phone to wait for a sub job in all the yrs I've been subbing. I also have nev been dressed before I even know if I have a job that day, so I can be ready to walk out the door.

    However, I have been called at the last minute several times, in which I get ready when that time comes.
     
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    This year, due to layoffs, I'm sort of second-string. I got notification from three of my four districts that they're calling laid-off teachers to sub before regular subs, so we can't be requested and we should expect most calls the morning of the job.

    It's only been a few weeks, so I'm waiting to see how it all plays out, but for now I'm kind of forced to wait for the phone to ring.
     
  5. waffles

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    In theory I stay around the house until 12 or so when everything becomes a half day. But this year on days I've actually worked I haven't had to wait past 7. I have to be there at 7:15 or 8:15 so depending on the school 7 is still way earlier then I need to be there.
     
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    I get ready every morning whether I have a job for the day or not. If I don't hear anything by 8:00 am, I assume that no job is going to pop up on Aesop.
    Once in a while, a principal will call because a teacher got sick at school - or the child of a teacher got ill at school or day care and needs to be picked up. If I am able to go in, I certainly do. But, I don't feel bad saying that I can't if I have something else already going on.
     
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    Anytime!

    I get calls all through the morning. I've gotten many half-day jobs when a teacher has had to leave in the middle of the day for some reason. I've had a few that were just over the cutoff for half day (3.75hrs), so I get paid for a full day, even if I haven't worked that long.

    The latest I've ever gotten called was 1:10 at a school that gets out at 2:30--I couldn't get there in time, but otherwise would have taken it b/c I would have gotten the half-day pay for 1 hr. of work. (Not that I mind working the full time, but that's just how our system works here.)
     
  8. oldstudent

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    I have learned to always carry my cell phone with me because I never know when I will be called.

    Although it does not happen too often, I have gotten calls as late as noon to work that day. A few times a year, I will get called at 9:30 AM or later.

    I learned my lesson last year when I used my land phone to receive calls instead of my cell phone . I went to the bank at 10 AM to discuss an account error with them, thinking it was too late to be called. I got home at 10:38, only to discover I missed a call to work.

    I also had missed many calls in the morning when I was in the shower.

    If you always have your cell phone with you, you will never have to worry about missing any calls.
     
  9. Ms. I

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    Speaking of the dist having my cell #, I've never given them my cell #. Sure don't want them bugging me if I'm out & about enjoying my day, but they do have my home email. The few people who do hv my cell # know to call my home # FIRST since I only have my cell on when I'm away from home.

    I know it may seem like I don't want to work, but I'm pretty blessed to hv consistent long-term assignments that last all yr where I know when/where I'll be, so I don't worry as much about being called on a day-to-day basis.
     
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    I was once called at 7:50. But more commonly, late calls come in around 7:30. I stay ready till 8am, then relax and make other plans.
     

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