I feel I should have been working today, but instead I am sitting home $125 poorer. I got a call from Aesop at about 5:45AM, notifying me that I am the preferred substitute for a job. I immediately clicked on "1" to hear about it, but was told the job was no longer available. I just checked my e-mail messages to discover the job was for a 1st grade class where the teacher always requests me. Apparently, although I was designated as the first choice, AESOP first made it generally available and someone else nabbed it. This has never happened before. How narrow a window is there for someone else to sneak in and get a job when someone else is designated as the first choice? Shouldn't AESOP have waited until after I was called to offer it to the general sub pool? I welcome other comments from those who understand the system.