Today was opening day for my largest district. Therefore, when I checked Aesop at half past midnight, I was expecting nothing. I thought I was still dreaming when I discovered 15 jobs available, most lasting two weeks. I accepted the best one. Reality set in when the school secretary said the job was a mistake, because it had already been filled, by a long term sub from last year. The secretary then called someone at personnel. I was given an after school program job that started at 8.00, but she was not told where to send me. The secretary gave me a number to call to find out where to report, but I could not get a live voice. I left a voicemail. I was stuck in limbo wondering where to go. My cell phone could not get a good connection when I called back, and the school's phones did not get me through. Dialing "9" first did not work. I finally realized it would do me no good to hang around this chaotic office. so I made an educated guess at where to go, which was at the opposite end of the district. I arrived 10 minutes late, only to discover that this job also did not exist. I got paid 40% day. Apparently, these jobs belonged to laid off teachers who failed to confirm officially that they were returning, so the jobs were put in at Aesop as if they were available, but they were not. I then drove home(14 miles), and just before I arrived home, the 2nd secretary calls to tell me to drive to the personnel office(12 miles) because **** wants to talk with us. So back I go. Mr.**** only brought us in to explain to us what happened, This was somewhat of a downer because we were hoping for jobs. I explained to him that I got sent away from two jobs and drove 50 miles total, so I asked him for 80% payday, and he obliged. Overall, I had a 4.5 hour and 60 mile adventure for $100. I've experinced alot of strange things in 14 years of subbing. But this morning was unique indeed.