Hi, my name is CrayolaCrayon and I'm a sub. Let's vent! I am new to substitute teaching and so far, I love it. When I'm working, that is. On other days, I wake up and sit, waiting for the phone to ring. I know this is typical but I'm beginning to get so frustrated. When my phone does ring, sometimes the system wants to send me to a school that is impossible to get to on time (especially if I'm unfamiliar with that area). Or, I get calls on a day when I already have another assignment. Where are those calls when I'm doing nothing?! Then there's the fact that I feel as though I need to have my phone on me 24/7. Apparently, I need to bring it with me when I am in the shower because those few minutes are when I will get a call. Just last night, I missed a call because I went downstairs for a minute and I guess my phone wasn't loud enough. It is so. darn. frustrating. Earlier in the week, I handed out my resume to more schools in the area in hopes of getting more direct calls. *fingers crossed* I hope things pick up. I just want to feel like a "regular" somewhere, you know?