Wow, I can't believe they told you that. All the Ps I've interviewed with have treated me like I stood a chance of getting the job even though we both knew that I totally blew the interview and sounded like an idiot. I knew she was just being nice, but it made me feel better. So much of the job hunt is just demoralizing and dehumanizing. Ugh. Good luck with the subbing. I couldn't go to orientation until October last year, and I was still flooded with calls that late in the year. Hope it works the same for you! Our orientation was mostly "this is how the online and phone systems work," while another orientation for a different district was all about teaching techniques and legal matters.