Tough Economic Times & Subs

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  1. nycsub

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    How has the tough economic times we are now going through in the USA affected your work as a sub teacher? The 2008-2009 school was not as active in terms of employment for me than previous years. What about you?
     
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  3. Ms. I

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    I'm so blessed & thankful that the economy hasn't really affected me personally. I work for a large district & I don't even sub for general classes anymore...stopped long ago. I do RSP & speech, language & hearing only. I've been fortunate to have done numerous long-term subbing for the speech-language pathologists in the district that many times have last all school year & this last year was no exception. :)
     
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    yes...

    Yes, you have been very blessed.
     
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    I have been established as a sub in our district for 7 years, so even though there was in influx of new subs during the last half of the 08-09 school year, I wasn't affected much. I think some of those new ones only lasted though a couple of jobs before deciding, "This isn't for me."
     
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    I just started subbing in March 09 and through constantly stalking AESOP was able to sub every, single school day!
     
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    I would love if I could work in a place where you can book your own jobs! This will be the third district (and state) I have subbed in in 2.5 years. They all book jobs through a single secretary at each school. Some days you might have 5 calls, but then wait 2 weeks for another call. It takes quite awhile to get established. Once you get established, well, it gets easier. I really have not noticed an effect (affect?) from the economy except for the fact that I can't get a full time teaching job.
     
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    i subbed basically everyday at the start of this past school year. after christmas, though, i noticed that the # of jobs i found/was offered went way down. i am not sure if this is due to the lousy economy or the fact that i was 6 mos. pregnant! perhaps a little of both......

    i hope if i sub. this year, the jobs are more plentiful!! :)

    Meri
     
  9. Ellen

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    I live in New York City and depending on the month, I would get a call maybe every single day from the sub system. Also, if have been subbing in one particular school for a long time, then the school usually calls you all the time to sub at their school.
     
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    Good luck everyone!
     

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