Hi, Well, one district I sub will start school in 2 days. The other, at least the highschool, started in the middle of the 2nd wk of August. The Thursday night before last Tursday, I got a call from the SubFinder (actually called called something else). (The district has disabled the sub's ability to grab jobs. It seems that in order to get their preferred subs, the school just block the other subs from thier list.) I do not know whether the job was for the high school that I liked subbing before the summer came or for an elementary school. I had my cell phone ringer off, assuming that the school wouldn't be calling yet. Since then, I heard nothing from this district. I have been wondering whether missing that call is costing me. So, I called the ONLY sub I know in this district - I know him only because he attempted to cheat on his wife with me - and he said he hasn't heard anything either. He seemed embarrased that I ran into him and his wife in a store. So, he said he's in a hurry and couldn't talk; didn't say he'd call me back either. He usually has lots of info about the district. It's kind of makes me feel good that it wasn't just me that the system didn't call. This district is small and I had made the mistake of taking middle school PE assignments that costed me lose offers from that school. The kids (higher grades) from nearby classes would walk tthorugh the open area where the PE was conducted in the middle of the PE class; my voice got lost in the open space while I was having headcahe in the heat, etc. The battery to the cassette player was hard to put in which took my time to get other things ready in the morning. She didn't place things I needed in visible view (in the cart) either. So I wrote on her board with the wrong marker. At the end of the day, I had yard duty and then I had to head to my class at the college and so didn't have time to erase. Not that I could leave the darn carts and boards, etc. to go get the chemicals; I had a hard time unlocking the classroom door to put things back but luckily, I got it unlocked just in time to run to the yard duty. If I leave the carts and the borad outside the door, things (balls, etc.) would get stolen. Anyway, in short I don't sub PE anymore. I did like that school. It's funny how they'd remove you based on one teacher's complaints though she failed to make sure that certain things like dry-erase marker are easy to find while forgetting the many good experience the school have had with me in other classes. That PE teacher probably wrote me off though I left a short note since I needed to rush. It's obvious that the school doesn't take into consideration that I had to run to yard duty, etc. Anyway, now I am wondering how to go about making contacts with other subs so that at leats I'd get some news. How do you guys do it? Pardon me if I have spelling error.