When you have a substitute, do you leave stuff for them to do during your planning time? I always leave fairly mundane stuff (changing bulletin boards, stuffing folders, etc). Typically, it's all stuff that wouldn't actually take my whole planning time, so the sub would still have time to use the bathroom, take a break, etc. Today, I found out that my sub did absolutely nothing during my planning time. I had left probably thirty minutes worth of work for an hour long planning time, so they would have still gotten thirty minutes off (while being paid still, mind you). I'm pretty annoyed by that, because it's stuff that I'm going to have to do on my own time now (since I have actual planning to do during my regular planning time). I've had a couple people tell me I shouldn't be upset though, because the sub shouldn't have to do anything during my planning time unless they want to. The way I see it though... because I lose an hour of sick time for my planning time, and my sub still gets paid for that hour, then I should expect them to do work during that time if I leave work to do and explicit directions. From my perspective, I paid her for that hour. Is that really unreasonable? It's not like I asked her to work during my lunch time or anything, and I left plenty of "personal needs" time. Granted, I'm annoyed at the sub anyway, because apparently one of my teammates had to take over my class for a half hour because she was just sitting in the back praying rather than teaching. But still... I don't think asking somebody to work during my paid planning time is unreasonable.