Over the last few years in my teaching career I have noticed full time teachers being extremely rude to subsitititutes. They have usually came in to discipline students and have verbally embarassed the substitute. I have also run across assistants who sometimes take over and verbally abuse a substitute this is not limited to day to day subsitititutes. At my site long term substitutes are often treated rudely by colleagues in their department. Sometimes even when going to a faculty lunchroom substitutes are often subjected to teachers turning their backs on them when they sit down. What is the reason for this? Are teachers trying to show their power or is it traditional to be rude to newbies to see how much stress they can take? I have put up with a lot of this from some of the colleagues in my department. I try to smile and prove to them I am a good teacher but I know that at some point I am going to blow my stack and end up losing my job! Could some of you permanent teachers especially tell me why it is so necessary to be rude to a new or temporary teacher?