For many years, I have been subbing somewhat often at the same middle school I attended many decades ago. Most classes are generally pleasant. This year, however, there is a hard luck 6th grade teacher who has a very difficult class, and she always asks me to handle it when I am not booked elsewhere. It is not my favorite class, but the teacher, Principal, Vice principal, and Office manager have all shown their appreciation for my taking this class. The principal claims I am the best they have. Tragically, the poor teacher's mother passed away unexpectedly last week, so they wanted me to handle this class ideally for all seven days she was to be out. I was only available for one of the first five days, but I agreed to come back tomorrow and Friday. A little while ago , however, I was just offered a two day assignment from another district that pays a rare $192/day. This is in sharp contrast to my prearranged job that pays $115/day. As much as I hate to lose an additional $154, I could not bring myself to cancel my current job, especially under these difficult circumstances. Loyalty won out. Would you have done the same thing? I feel I did, but I still have a knot in my stomach, especially since the $192/day job would have been very easy and a lot more fun.