In one of the schools I sub in it says in the sub info packet " subs do not get prep time. When it is a teachers prep time you are expected to report to the office for duties" I have been asked to file, staple, and fold in the main office, I have been sent to the library to help shelve books and I have been asked to sit with a special ed student at lunch. I see nothing wrong with any of these request, they all are part of what needs doing at a school. When I worked in a laboratory 9and I have worked at several) I had a set workday usually something like 8:30 to 5:00. I was expected to be there during those hours and find something to do even if it was washing glassware. Those were the hours I was paid for and I better be there. If we were extra busy and I had to stay late then I was expected to do that too, and I would not make an extra penny I was salaried and that was it. I was a professional and worked with professionals some with PhD's. A professional does what needs to be done and doesn't say "Thats not my job" When I spoke of hearing what was going on by being in the office I was not talking about gossip. In the schools I work in there is only one office and the secretaries and the Principal all share a central area. What I hear is about students and the inner workings of the school.