Have you ever been "reprimanded" by an administrator for writing referrals to the office too often? That's what happened to me on Friday...For the first time in my "subbing career"...I have been subbing since 1997. Starting with 2004-2005 school year, I have been working in this high school very frequently. This particular administrator began working at school, starting with 2006-2007 school year. He came to see me during period 2 for a brief chat. He said that he noticed that I send students to him for discipline problems frequently. He questioned whether I am really capable of working on the high school level...He said that I should try to keep students in class. He concluded his talk by saying that, if I want, I could see him in his office to discuss classroom management strategies. I became somewhat nervous all day long. What if there is a really disruptive or disrespectful student today? Do I want to send him/her to that administator after that "chat"? Fortunately, I did not really have any student who had to be sent out. I didn't argue with that administrator. I would not have "won" the argument anyway. I don't think that I give referrals to students for frivolous reasons...Sometimes giving out a referral is the only way to settle down a class... Would you go back to a school after the administrator told you basically that you are "incompetent"? I don't think that I would go back to this high school any time soon. Not as long as that administrator still worked there...I don't want to know how he would react if I still send students to him "too frequently". I cannot act indecisively in the classroom, worried about writing referrals. I frankly was surprised. I thought that administrators, on the high school level, were more "understanding" on the discipline matter... I know that elementary school and middle school administrators really dislike subs sending students to them for discipline... That is one reason I am reluctant to work in elementary and middle schools.