The most frustrating part of subbing is some teachers undermining the sub. If they do that even for a split moment based on the lies told by the students, that's enough for me to feel disrespected. After all, they should know how how kids in general are towards the sub. Until the subs get respects from *ALL* teachers at the site by default, this non sense the subs have to face would never go away. One can argue that there are certain subs that cause these kind of doubts (in regular teachers) that may be the kid has a good point. Well, why are those kind of subs hired at the first place? Why must we (other subs) who have the special skills to adjust different grades, different environments, and different whatnot on daily basis, meeting the much needed service have endure this? I think that subs should start working on getting Union support. Then, may be some adults would think twice before looking at us with "Did you do that?" or "Did you fail to d that?" eyes. My experience today was in a high school senoior class. During that rowdy period when the nextdoor teacher came and talked to them, one kid had the nerve to say that I was busy getting the attendance that they didn't even know what they're supposed to be working on. If I were the teacher, instead of turing the head toward me, I'd browse the classroom, especially looking at the good studious kids, to see whether they're already working on *something* to figure out that they must have been told already. Gees. And I didn't tell just once but many times what they're supposed to be working on before I even started taking attendance.