Half-Day Assignments

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  1. MzQualified

    MzQualified Comrade

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    How often do you accept them? or Do you try to steer clear of half-days? or Do you just take whatever you can get?

    Just wanted to know your thoughts on them, as I've heard alot of people say that they hate them and never accept them. I usually just take whatever I see when I sign on to our sub system..
     
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  3. smalltowngal

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    I never take half day assignments. Mainly because the pay wouldn't be worth it after putting my child in daycare.
     
  4. MzQualified

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    Yeah STG, that's a reasonable decision.
     
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    I don't ever take half day jobs. Half a day is only half the pay.
     
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    LOL@ Glendall....True, oh so True!! But if subbing jobs for that week have been hard to find, then sometimes I will go ahead and accept the job. Just so I can say that yes, I subbed more than once that week....lol
     
  7. MrsHoot

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    I take them... sometimes it's nice to be able to sleep in or have Friday afternoons off! Also-- in the districts I work in it's usually MORE than half of what I would make for a full day. It's also nice because sometimes I'm scheduled for one half day, and they will need me to stay for someone else for the other half. And then I get two half day's pay which is 20 dollars more than just a regular full day.

    Sorry that was long and complicated!! I have become pickier about what I take because we need the money and because there are a lot of jobs available for subbing with the districts that I am signed up with.
     
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    I used to take them - money is money. If i can leave early or sleep in.. yay! Most of the time I had a half day it ended up being two half day before 10 am (as it they needed me for someone else in the afternoon)
     
  9. love2sub

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    I love half days!! I can get other things done and still get a little cash.
     
  10. sunshine*inc

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    I only accept half-day assignments the day of because I don't have many days in which I don't have an assignment. If I see a half-day assignment for an upcomming day I will not accept it in hopes of getting a full-day assignment.
     
  11. SoReady2Teach

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    I accept them if the choice of full days isn't that great or if I need to catch up on schoolwork. Sometimes the half days work out because I'll get asked to stay for a full day.
     
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    I'll take 1/2 if there are no wholes available. Or if it's a school I want to see. Or if it's a good school.

    About 50% of the time on half days I get offered more hours once I get there, so they often turn into full day pay.

    Sunshine's logic makes sense; don't take the gig that might block a fullday slot.
     

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