I'm a certified teacher who was laid-off due my previous district being involved in a lot of debt/corruption. Unfortunately there weren't many teaching jobs posted where I live this past summer so I ended up taking a media specialist position within an urban district. They were clear that I would not be paid as a contract teacher and hired me on the same pay grade as a media clerk, but would bump me to a classroom teaching position should one open up next year. I was content with this, but I was warned by other teachers that I'm the 5th person to fill this job in the last four years. Apparently no one stays because of how terrible it is and now I'm seeing it firsthand. All staff is required to fulfill duties, which I understand but I was put on three cafeteria/recess duties in a row for the entire year. So that's two and a half hours of my day spent clearing trash from tables (kids aren't allowed to get up) and supervising playground behavior. I also am in charge of what my principal calls a 'siblings babysitting program' for an hour after school. I was not told about this and only knew when about 35-40 kids showed up in the library at 3:00 to wait for their siblings to be released from the primary school next door. Just yesterday I was told anytime we have indoor recess it will be held in the library and I need to be present to make sure things don't get too out of hand...so when am I supposed to do actual library things? P expects me to teach language arts skills, keyboarding, and research skills within a 35 minutes time period. I could put up with this if I was being paid well, but to be frank, I made more money waiting tables in college. At this point, I don't even know how I will scan out books. The library's computer is sluggish and ancient. Half the software doesn't work. There's no word processor so I can't print out reports, library cards, late fee notices, etc. I tried downloading Office 365 (free to all teachers in my district) but it wasn't compatible with the versions of Windows. And I'm not allowed to update Windows because last year the computer crashed when they tried. To top it all off, there wasn't a book scanner when I arrived so I ordered one only to plug it in and find out the computer can't recognize it as a device. It's been three weeks and I still don't have keys for the library and get locked out constantly, the time-clock rarely ever works when you need to punch in, It's just a mess and I feel I am being taken advantage of and am very unhappy with the conditions of the job and feel some information was kept from me. I think I'm at the point where I just want to put in my two weeks and go back to subbing until I can find anything else. I don't know if I'm being ridiculous here but I can't see myself doing this for an entire school year....I guess my fear is quitting won't look good on a resume. I know employers frown upon job hoppers, which is what I would be if I resigned, subbed, and kept applying for better jobs.