Does the phone situation drive you crazy?

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  1. jen12

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    Last week, I missed a call because I was in the shower. No lie.

    Then, yesterday evening I was coming back from a road trip, and received a call somewhere around 6:30 that I missed. I'm not sure if I just didn't hear the phone over the car radio or if the phone died. The battery was gone by the time I got home about an hour later. Okay, that's my bad.

    So...seriously...the evening call time is between 5pm and 10pm. I use my cell because if I happen to be out, I'll get the call, but given the shower thing, perhaps I need to carry it around my house with me.

    It's worse than waiting for a guy you like to call you!
     
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  3. azure

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    Are you talking about an automated system like AESOP and do you have a real person who calls for subs?

    If you are talking about a real person (like we used to have before AESOP), I probably would have called them back immediately, and just explain that I was in the shower. If they had already assigned the job, they might have another one to offer you.

    If you're talking about an automated call system, I assume you can go on line and check for jobs.


     
  4. Ms. I

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    My dist uses the automated subcaller & they have a sub website for subs to pick up jobs. If I'm out, I hear the automated message on my voicemail, so I know to call in ASAP to try to snatch the job up OR I'll log onto the sub site to see if it's still open & if so, I get it.

    For me personally, I'm not called that much. The #1 method that I'm told about jobs is actually getting emails directly from the PPS dept (pupil personnel services dept) because I mainly do speech assignments & they're usually long-term.

    So for me, no, the phone situation does not drive me crazy. :)
     
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    Sorry...should have specified...it is an automated system, and subs are called in order of priority. If you miss a call, it goes to the next person on the list. They took away the online "available jobs" option because pink slipped teachers are given priority over us regular subs.
     
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    Wake up earlier. I'm up at 5:30 because they start calling at 6. I can definitely be out of the shower by then.
     
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    If they call at 6 for me that great; I get in the shower by 6 on a normal planned sub day anyway!!
     
  8. Subber

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    I used to keep it in the bathroom - not too small - when I take a shower. But, I never got a call during that time (usually night). Theses days I am keeping it just outside he bathroom door - which I leave it open; I live alone - after hearing that any moisture is not goo for the phone. If I can't do that, say, I do not live alone, I'd wrap it in a T-shirt and keep it inside the bathroom.
     
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    I learned a couple years ago to always have a cell phone.

    About ten years ago, I missed three days in a row because sometimes my phone would ring, but when I picked it up, it would still keep on ringing. I felt like I had entered the Twilight Zone.

    It wasn't until I had lost $300 that I realized the problem.

    The latch on the phone would sometimes stick and not release when I picked up the receiver, hence i lost three jobs.

    In 14 years , I have probably lost over 50 jobs due to poor timing or circumstances.
     

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