I know a lot of us have done a lot of job hopping. So I was wondering if you would tell us about your worst preschool job? I recently accepted a job at a preschool where I was encouraged that I could do my own thing and use my own stuff. I was excited about this because I have wanted to focus on what I feel needs to be taught at the pre-K level instead of all the assessing I had to do. Turns out that they had *no* supplies, (they only had glue, some construction paper, a bit of glitter some powdered tempera for paint - they thought liquid paint was too messy and when I asked for white paper I was handed a stack of newsprint). I asked about a budget and they told me that they would never provide me with money the buy the supplies I needed because if they gave me money they would have to give money to the rest of the teachers. They told me that HWOT was their curriculum but then I was told to look on You Tube to learn how to use it and was never given supplies or any of the actual curriculum. That's all they used and I guess I was expected to fill in the rest. What do I use for science math and social studies? I was constantly expected to baby sit. I only had 6 kids but my room so it was a revolving door for different kids. We had to juggle classrooms and kids a lot and that meant me taking kids from other classes or going to other classes when they needed a warm body to fill in. One time I walked in in the morning to find another teacher in my room and her kids and a couple of mine playing with my stuff. I still have no idea why she was in my room with all these kids instead of her own which is where they usually were kept in the morning before I got there. The floater even brought her grand daughter in two days in a row for me to take care of her while she worked. I doubt she had permission to do that. There were all sorts of licensing infractions and the second week I worked there the director was fired. Ultimately I decided just a few weeks after I started working there that I didn't want to be used as a babysitter and a warm body so I quit. I feel like it's the best decision I have made so far and I've enjoyed staying home with my daughter this summer. Anyone else have any horror stories? I've worked in two excellent preschools so I guess this experience is fairly typical for the way daycares work.