"Quitting"?

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  1. ChildWhisperer

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    If you agreed to long term sub for a whole school year or until they found someone to fill that vacancy, would it be bad if you quit?!
    I don't mean quit subbing completely, just quit that job and went to sub elsewhere (but same district).
    Just curious.
    Like what is allowed and not allowed with long term subbing jobs
     
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    Ok, yeah I figured :rolleyes:
    What if you quit subbing altogether?
     
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    I have no idea what the repercussions would be as it would vary district to district. However, if my LTS quit with no warning or real reason, I'd make sure as many people as possible knew. That really leaves the kids and principal in quite a lurch. We had a LTS quit last year for no reason and I can guarantee she will never sub in our district again.

    If you had a reason, that could be different depending on the reason.
     
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    I’ve heard — I have no experience working in a public school district so take what I say with a grain of salt — that if you commit in a district and then renege that you “burn bridges” within said district.

    Can anyone provide clarification on this?
     
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    Yikes, this seems like a hot mess of a situation to be in. Your career is essentially over in that district before it could even begin...
     
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    Here, leaving a LTS position for a permanent position is perfectly acceptable; long term subs are encouraged to interview for contract positions that they are interested in. Leaving a position for any other reason wouldn't be looked on favourably.
     
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    OP, did you take this job through a sourcing company such as Sourc4Teachers (I know there are others out there, but this is the one most common in NJ)? If so, they may drop you. I can guarantee that you will be done teaching in the district, unless there is a truly valid reason that you are leaving - you just found out you have a baby due in a month, etc. If, as I suspect, you don't like the class, or the subject, or your co-workers, well, not good enough. I know my advice to a regular teacher in those scenarios would be to tough it out. If you give them the commitment to stay until they find a truly suitable replacement, and you don't hound them to find someone NOW!, then it would be better, but you are probably toast in the district

    When you say you are ready to quit subbing altogether, do you mean permanently? Is that a true statement, or something you are saying to get out of this specific job??
     
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    It's not through a sourcing company, it's through the district.
    I'm going to stick it out, but it's the most stressful job I've had
     
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    What is making this job the most stressful? That maybe someone here can help you with, on a brighter note.
     
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    The P makes you feel really inferior, and the kids are really hard. They just don't care.
    That's all I can say.
    If I say more, the details might give away who I am in case someone from my school finds this thread. That's why I stopped replying to my last thread. My answers would've given away who I am, and that scares me :cool:
     
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    I'd stick it out. I agree that subbing can be rough. I never taught a class as tough as a few of my sub experiences. If you leave a LTS position, your name could be dragged through the mud. Subbing is mostly about making a good name for yourself so you can get a teaching job. Quitting will go against that goal--big time.
     
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    Unlike most people, I don't plan on getting a full-time job. I plan on sticking with long term subbing (I've never daily subbed). My last school was great, and I plan on going back there next year. Their P asked me to come back this year, but I had already agreed to my current position so I said no. But she knows of my struggles and told me I'm welcome back anytime and she'll always have a position for me.
    Just gotta finish out this year I guess :cool:
     
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    ChildWhisperer, feel free to pm me. I'm not from your area, nor am I very curious about people, so I wouldn't google you, and I don't do FB or any other social stuff, so I am safe harbor. I might be able to help you. :)
     
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    To the bold, this is one of those things principals say, but can’t actually guarantee. My former principal said this to me, too, and she meant that if there was an opening, I would be a priority candidate for the position. But I certainly wouldn’t burn bridges banking on a statement like that. You are smart to stay put and follow through on your contract.
     
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    Well I'm not under contract :D And former P currently has 3 openings. This district has a ton of long term subs filling vacancies due to lack of certified teachers.

    I'll PM you now :)
     
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    I would apply and get the job first--then quit. It still may follow you, but at least then you have a good reason.
     

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