Inspired by the "what are you doing differently" thread, one of the biggest things I will do differently is accept assignments posted the same morning I'm expected to work. For two years, I've avoided last minute jobs like the plague. :lol: If I don't have a job assigned by the time I go to bed that night, I'm not going to work the next day. First of all, I don't like getting up early in the morning as it is. Secondly, it's pretty much understood that, in most cases, those jobs will have poorly-assembled lesson plans, or none at all. They are last-minute, after all. But I'm changing my mind this year. I'm going to make it a point to accept as many last-minute jobs as possible. I don't know, I guess I'm a lot more comfortable and confident this year. The biggest factor is the sheer number of these jobs. I always see last-minute job postings, some asking for a sub well after the job has started. Mondays and Fridays are the biggest times I see these types of postings. Teachers like to extend their weekends. :lol: Tons of last-minute assignments are never filled. I figure I can wake up early around the time I would wake up if I had a job previously assigned, check for last-minute postings, and then get ready for work as usual if I find one. If not, I can go back to sleep. Facil. And no lesson plans don't scare me anymore. I'm pretty prepared for those scenarios and take things with me to work, just in case. I figure I can at least increase my work schedule by one extra day a week by accepting these jobs. Heck, why not? Do you accept last-minute assignments posted the morning you're supposed to sub? Do you normally have no lesson plans on those days?