In a place like New York State there is an abundance of teachers being turned out from three or four major colleges each year. There are literally no teaching jobs. I sub in two districts and found two strange choices for their long term subs. One was a retired teacher, who had taught at that district all her life and now subs a few days a week. Obvously the school knew her capability but it sounded to me that she didn't really enjoy the experience. The other was a woman who had no teaching experience or educational schooling. It frustrates me that these districts are hiring retired or 'unqualified' people while I'm still subbing day by day. What is going on? Does this happen in your districts?