Does this sound right (sub gig)?

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  1. EZLN1

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    Well, a few days ago I had a teacher call me, and he left me a message.
    In the message.he said that he was in the need of someone to come and teach his class in the morning on a regular basis. I thought it was a bit fishy when he said that, and I suspected that he was trying to dump his "bad" classes on me. Worse, it was in a different subject than my credential.
    I decided to call him and get more details. He told me that he needed someone on a regular basis for 1-2 periods in the morning. I then asked him how that would work with regards to pay, as it seemed odd for me to come in only for a few periods a week, especially since subs dont get paid on a hourly wage (we actually get paid a full day even if we sub for half). He then realized he had made a mistake. He thought I was a volunteer from some organization, who had visited the school a day earlier. He found my business card in his mailbox, and thought I wanted to come in and teach.
    Is it me, or does this sound kind of shady? He is trying to get a volunteer to come in and cover 1-2 classes for him on a regular basis. I talked this over with my GF, and she told me I should report this to the principal. One thing is to get a volunteer into your class and help you from time to time. Another thing is to get someone to take over your classes on a regular basis, for no fair compensation.
     
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  3. smalltowngal

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    That does sound fishy to me. If he thought you were a volunteer, how could he be certain that you were certified? And why would he need someone to cover only 2 periods for him every day? I would contact the principal and tell him about the message, the conversation and what was said.
     
  4. mmswm

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    It sounds fishy to me. I don't know about reporting it to the P though. Talk to your own supervisor first.
     
  5. EZLN1

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    He knew I was certified, because it says so on my business card. But even then, it clearly says I am credentialed in social science.
    And I have no idea why he wanted someone to come in and cover for a few classes on a regular basis. Why bother to teach full time, if you can't commit?

    And I have no supervisor. I'm a newly certified unemployed teacher:(
     
  6. JaimeMarie

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    I would probably report it to the sub coordinator.
     
  7. MrsC

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    It is unusual, but doesn't need to be "shady". We have a couple of teachers who are undergoing medical procedures and fertility treatments that require them to miss the first part of the day on a fairly regular basis. Our principal is aware of this and has worked hard to be able to accommodate their personal needs while also protecting their jobs.
     
  8. mandagap06

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    We don't get paid for a full day if we work a 1/2 day. I think we should since we use the same amount of gas to get to and from. Also, sometimes the same amount of energy.
     
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    It sounds very, very odd to me - first and second period on a regular basis. Hmmm???? I don't know what that's about.

    If it were me - and I was brand new - I would just drop it. Not discuss it with anyone. Don't make waves. You don't know what's going on and, right now, it doesn't matter.

    I almost always stick with the MYOB plan of action - Mind Your Own Business.
     
  10. JadeCrane

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    I don't mean this to sound rude, but whatever else this is, it is not your business at this point. He may be telling the truth, and if that is the case, you will look petty and small if you made a big stink over it. JMO, of course. An explanation was provided to you, your services are no longer being requested, let it go.
     
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    I also agree it's none of your business. Just let it go.
     
  12. EZLN1

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    I wont do anything. I'm almost certain my assumption is right, considering the horror stories I've heard from that school. I dont really care about burning bridges, as I have none to begin with. And it's not like I would gain anything out of it. I was just concerned for the students. I could care less about any teacher.
     
  13. Ms. I

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    I have never heard of such a thing as a teacher wanting someone to permanently teach for part of the day & even if he did find someone to do it, I don't know how he'd get away w/ it even once a week. If his classes are that bad, he needs to re-evaluate his teaching &/or discipline methods or get out of teaching altogether.

    But, it actually has nothing to do w/ you. However, reporting this would be a nice way to get back at him, if "someone" wanted to get him into trouble. But, he'd probably deny ever wanting to do someone like this if the principal ever confronted him about it.
     
  14. JadeCrane

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    That's what I mean - it has potential really to only bite YOU in the butt. He is a known entity and you are a "stranger"...
     

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