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Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by TamiJ, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. mandagap06

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    I did not say that!!! I was referring to the fack that they said I should get sub calls the monday after superbowl and I wondered why they thought I would get calls becuase of the superbowl on the weekend! I have read other posts from you and you sound like you are sometimes trying to pick a fight. We are adults and too old to act like that! Come on!!
     
  2. emmakate218

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    This is ridiculous! One comment was made that teachers may be out the Monday after the Superbowl. Was this an unfair opinion? No...it was an opinion! Omg. It's amazing how quickly some posters turn into attack dogs the moment they think someone's opinion is not correct. Hello!? It's an opinion.
     
  3. TamiJ

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    Personally, if I were to make assumptions about a teacher's absence (not sure I ever have) I would keep those assumptions to myself in the form of a thought, and would likely feel comfortable enough to express my thoughts on this forum. I think we need to remember that this forum is supposed to be a place where we can discuss issues and things together. That does not mean that those things we discuss here are things we are going around saying to others. With that said, I don't see where it would be wrong for me to make an assumption about a teacher's absence, especially since I would not voice those thoughts to anyone except perhaps my husband and all of you. I don't see the error in that...
     
  4. myownwoman

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    Well I am back from subbing for 3 periods of band. In the teacher's lesson plan he did say why he was out, so I told the kids why. He also says he will return tomorrow.

    I will be subbing for an instructional aide specialized position tomorrow through Friday. Then the kids are off (1 week) for winter break.
     
  5. TamiJ

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    I am off today, again. I don't know what's wrong with me. I actually got a call at about 7 am this morning but didn't take it....
     
  6. myownwoman

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    Oh Tami are you feeling okay?
     
  7. smalltowngal

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    :hugs: Tami. I know the feeling.
     
  8. czacza

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    Not trying to pick a fight at all...just wondering why you would assume teachers who call in sick on a Monday after Super Bowl drank too much/are lazy. Maybe they are sick or their kid is sick or they took a sick day for a personal reason that shouldn't be speculated about....Even if a teacher decides to take a 'hooky' day, it's probably because they have been working hard and just need a day...It's not lazy, sometimes it's mentally healthy to 'take a day'...And regardless of WHY a teacher calls in sick, it's a pay day for a sub, right? Why label that teacher who has in effect created a work day for you 'lazy'? As I said, I tend NOT to call in sick and when I do I'M SICK regardless of what day it is...for most of my colleagues it's the same way. It's A LOT of work to call in sick, arrange for a sub, drag yourself to the computer to email good plans to school for the sub- believe me, it's more convenient for most of us to go to work than to plan for a sub.
     
  9. mandagap06

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    I was not saying that was the reason was becuase they were drinking. I was asking if that was the reason they thought I would get a lot of sub jobs on that monday! I also said if that was the reason then they were being lazy for not thinking ahead and not getting drunk!! I understand they could of gotten sick! I said that becuase the comment pacifically said " You (meaning me) should get lots of calls on monday cuz of the superbowl". I do not at all think that a teacher playing "hooky" becuase she/he needs a break is lazy! I think you guys work hard and deserve it every now and again!! I am sorry if my words got twisted up to make you think I think teachers taking days off are lazy. The only way a teacher taking a day of would be lazy in my eyes is if she was drinking. Not like the kids would know if he or she was or not but it is just unprofesional. Sorry if I upset you but I was not saying teachers are lazy! That is the last thing I think you are!! You guys are great and underpaid!! :hugs::sorry:
     
  10. TamiJ

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    I'm feeling ok, thanks, but I just didn't want to take the call yesterday. It's weird. I know I need the money, but it is getting hard to sometimes drag myself in to a classroom knowing that I do not have my own, and who knows when I will have my own (man, that was a long sentence!). Anywho, I am getting a lot done here at home, like my TPA's, research, reading (including the novel Twilight), and man, I am really enjoying this time... lol....
     
  11. TamiJ

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    Thanks, STG. I know you have gone through the same thing. Hey, did you ever find out about your tutoring job????
     
  12. TamiJ

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    Ok, tomorrow is the only day I have scheduled for this week. No calls today. I don't think I would have wanted to go in anyway. I am working on Task 4 of my TPA's. It's the last task! Yippy skippy!
     
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    I haven't heard anything about the tutoring job yet. Still waiting to hear from the VP.
     
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    We celebrated the 100th Day of School today! I also squeezed in an activity where the kids drew a pic of themselves as the future president and said what they would do if they were president. Tomorrow we've got lots to do and a trip to the library, then Fri. is our Valentine's Day party. The regular teacher is coming back on Tue., but we're all concerned about her. I'm going to have all the homework packets for next week done and some of the photocopying so she won't have too much to do when she comes back.

    A 3rd grade teacher that I had been subbing for regularly found out my last day in this K class in on Fri. and wants to book me for Tue. and Wed. of next week -- she asked me to touch base with her on Friday. It'll be nice to see her kids again. On Wednesdays the students in her class who have not had their behavior cards signed within the last week have lunch with the teacher in class, so I'll be able to do that with them. :)
     
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    :hugs: Hope everything's okay, TJ.
     
  16. TamiJ

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    I have two days on my calendar for next week so far... What about you guys?
     
  17. myownwoman

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    Same for me Tami, but that's because the other district I am subbing at is off for one week.
     
  18. sunshine*inc

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    Why is your district off for one week?
     
  19. myownwoman

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    Oh because it's winter break. Though this other district still has school.

    I find that very interesting!
     
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    I've got 3 days for this coming week and am hoping I'll get something on Tuesday as well- Monday all the school's have off though. 3 day weekend!
     
  21. Riss13

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    I'm new here. I am happy though because I have a job lined up for tomorrow.
     
  22. smalltowngal

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    :welcome: And good luck tomorrow!
     
  23. sunshine*inc

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    Riss13 - Welcome! Let us know how your day goes tomorrow. :)
     
  24. myownwoman

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    I hope it goes wonderfully!
     
  25. Riss13

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    Well darn it. I got to the school today and I guess the teacher had entered the sub job in wrong because she actually already had a long term sub for last week, this week and more. Anyway I do have a job for tomorrow at a different school. Tomorrow I will be in a third grade classroom.
     
  26. mandagap06

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    I will be in a 1st grade room wed, thur and friday. I am excited since I have not worked in several weeks due to no jobs.
     
  27. myownwoman

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    Have a blast manda!:thumb:

    Next Monday I will be floating in an elementary school I floated in before.:lol:

    I love this kind of assignment!
     
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    EEEK...do you get paid for the mistake? What if you had turned down another sub job for this one?
     
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    I have arrived at the office only to be turned away. "Oh, that teacher canceled the sub position. Didn't anyone tell you?"

    No pay.
     
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    I know at my district, they are supposed to pay you if you get called in and it was a mistake. I got called in by the automated sub caller, accepted the job, and found out that there was a mistake. I never got paid. I didn't want to make a stink because I was in the process of getting a job.
     
  31. TamiJ

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    Only 2 days this week for me. I did get a call for Friday but didn't take it. The Amgen tour will be coming through, so a lot of the roads out of here will be closed.. I'd rather just stay home...
     
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    TamiJ - What is the Amgen tour?
     
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    I don't get paid and the bummer is that I did turn down a job with another district that morning.:(
     
  34. Riss13

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    Working in a 5th grade classroom tomorrow.:)
     
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    I have a multiple day assignment next week, from Mon-Friday. I will be an Instructional Aide for an elementary school that is less than 10 minutes from me. I really love these assignments!:thumb:

    I also have another assignment teaching 3rd grade on March 4th.

    I feel a lot better since my assign. at this other district was canceled. They still have not told me why!:confused:

    Have a good Friday everyone.:hugs:
     
  36. TamiJ

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    no calls

    I have not had 1 single call this week. So weird. I only have 1 day this week lined up. It's a good thing that my LTS assignment starts at the end of this month. My last pay check was so small.

    How are all of your calendars looking?
     
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    I did get a call this morning, but didn't take it for several reasons, 1)it was TAKS day today so it would be VERY stressful, and most schools DO NOT want any teacher taking today off, 2)it was kinder, and 3)I was hoping to get a call to do small group testing.
     
  38. TamiJ

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    what is TAKS day, out of curiosity.
     
  39. GlendaLL

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    I'm keeping busy. I worked every day last week. I have every day (except Thursday) filled in for this week. I'm guessing that I'll fill that day in too.

    There's a lot of sickness going around here. Although, today I subbed for a third grade teacher who was having trouble caused by her lasic eye surgery.
     
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    I don't know what's going on in my district. I was getting calls everyday. I think it just sort of slowed down, and maybe I am not calling into SEMS enough. I can't wait until the end of this month when I will have steady work until the beginning of June...
     

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