Hello All, I just wanted to offer a little advice to all job seekers. At the risk of getting the Want Ads tossed at my head, I thought I'd ask... Has anyone ever tried subbing to get a job? Now, I know, some of you may have subbed before, and are really praying for a permanent job. But I have had several opportunities for work after being hired as a sub. What I would like to suggest is a combo...subbing and temp work! You will have the flexibility to interivew, while still getting some income. I understand we have mortgages, rent, and our kids to feed! What I learned as a temporary secretary helped me as a sub. The more agencies that I registered for, the better chances of me getting calls. I could literally say, "yes, no...how much, how long?" Subbing is the same way. If you sign up for 3 districts, you just tripled your chances of getting phone calls. And, if you have a temporary job too, you can get messages on your cell phone while you are doing your office job. Several positions may open in the middle of the year, and more likely during the second semester. If you have a district that uses you regularly, trust me, they will consider you first! And, you can see the job openings on the board! You will have insider scoop, (ex. Ms. B is pregnant and she said she is definitely not coming back this time!!) And you will have even better references. There is nothing more satisfying than having a teacher tell me, "I want you back, I am taking off a few days next week, and I will ask for you!" I know it is not what you want. But, I just wanted to put that out there. I have done this for years, and not only did I learn alot, I made some new friends! If you can sub and temp, that is money in the bank. Somebody will start calling you at 6 am before you know it! Working two days out of the week gives you three days to keep interiewing, and make follow up phone calls! So, if anyone has not tried it..thought I'd make that suggestion. or, if you want to vent..because subbing did not work for you....feel free to do that too.