Ok, so now that I've got my license I'll be able to begin subbing soon. I have been thinking about whether or not to continue subbing or to bid on a full time job, and I was wondering if there are pros/cons for both sides you might share that I may not have thought of before. I always thought I'd want my own class, but subbing is starting to sound really good to me! Not nearly as much planning is required, that's for sure! There is a huge shortage of subs in my county and I know several teachers who have trouble finding good subs. Subbing pays almost as much as teaching (about $20 per day difference) and I can gain seniority if I sub 130 days a year. I could take days off that I need to for my kids, training opportunities or just when I've had enough LOL The teachers here can request their own subs so I figure I could likely get into a couple schools and get to know the kids and the environment/rules/etc. pretty well so that I wouldn't necessarily be going into new territory every day. In other words, there's a really good chance that I could work the same two schools nearly every day (1 middle school, 1 elementary). Any comments or suggestions would be helpful!