Has anyone ever had this happen? I received an e-mail from the sub who is doing my maternity leave she claims that she thought she was teaching the entire term instead of the seven weeks, and only found out she wasn’t from a student in the club I advise. She also said she and the students had bonded etc... and wouldn’t I like more time with my baby etc... Even though she said it nicely I feel like she is trying to guilt me into taking a longer leave, and it has left me a little offended, mad and weirded out. I was given the end date of my maternity leave by the district office who hired her so I assumed she knew how long the position was for. I also sent out an e-mail to my entire department, and the admin in charge telling them when the leave was over so that it would not be a surprise since the district has done this in the past. So someone should have let her know. I did not know how to even contact her prior to this week and this is the first correspondence she has sent me or I would have told her. I get that it’s good for teens to have routines, and having multiple teachers are bad and etc...but I will have the same kids for the 4th quarter so it will be good for them to get to know me and my routines and expectations now. I also have both a teaching credential, and a degree in what I teach which the sub does not have so I think it is better for the kids overall even if they have to have a different teacher. I am not really sure how to respond nicely so I am taking some time to cool down and think about it. I get that the sub wants a longer assignment because the pay is higher and it’s the same kids and place every day. What I do not appreciate is her trying to guilt me into taking longer off. The truth is I have to pay 150$ a day plus medical if I take off any longer and that is more than I make in a day so I would have to pay the district money from my savings account to pay her, and stay on leave any longer. This is not something my family can afford. I also am looking forward to getting back to teaching. I love my baby, but I also love my job and think that I will be a better more rounded person with both in my life. Anyways the sub can't teach more than 30 days by law without a credential so it is not like she could legally stay much longer anyways. Anyways, I just needed to vent, and was curious if anyone else ever experienced this? How did or would you handle it if you did?