Ok, so here is my dilemma... The other day I e-mailed one of my old professors (my student teaching advisor) to see if she could write me a letter of recommendation for grad school. We got along really well when I was in school, and she was by far my favorite professor, so supportive and encouraging. She e-mailed with a reply that her husband, a principal at an elementary school, was looking for a full-time building sub and asked if I was interested. This school is about a 35 minute commute for me, but I figured I would stop down and meet her husband and see the building. I met with the principal (her husband) this morning and it could not have gone better. He was so nice, made comments about the great things his wife said about me, how he thought I would be a wonderful addition to their team, and that this building sub position could very well turn into a full time teaching position. So here's the part that sucks....the pay is $80 per day! Granted, this district is close to the city, but I thought it would be a little better than that! I am married and we have a mortgage to pay, so this is a big factor for me. Right now I sub at a district (in the suburbs) where the schools are within a 20 minute drive and the pay is $120 per day. The school district I sub at now is also a top notch district, so if I ever did get in for good, I would be set for life. That also makes it extremely competitive to get in. I have already been subbing there for 2 years and am getting ready to start another year of day-to-day subbing (UGH). I am not sure what to do. I feel like I've established myself at the district I sub in now and have lots of networks. I am afraid if I leave for a year, they'll forget about me. At this new building sub job, I feel like I have a really good chance at a teaching job next year. It is a little further away and pays less, yet the district upholds a good reputation. I feel like I should take a chance with this new job offer, and if I can't afford to live, I will just have to get a second job. Any advice will do! I'm so confused :unsure: Has anyone ever faced this type of problem?