Substitute Teacher

Discussion in 'Substitute Teachers' started by Dalila, Jan 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM.

  1. Dalila

    Dalila New Member

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    Jan 11, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Hello! So I am currently feeling extremely down due to being called to sub and I said no because I had an important doctors appt. I submitted paperwork to substitute teach and I was told they would call me to set up my account online/id and such. I hadn't received a call which they told me if I didn't by a certain date to call and I was going to but this morning out of nowhere today they called me to substitute teach today. I was firstly surprised because I hadn't got situated with the online process but I had to tell them no due to a doctors appointment. I felt extremely bad since that was the FIRST time I was ever called to sub in general. I hope this doesn't affect me, and I am just concerned that they probably already got a bad impression ): I really did want to sub just my appointment was extremely important so I declined. Will this affect me? Should I have done differently? I feel conflicted and super bad. Any feedback appreciated/ thank you in advance!
     
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  3. miss-m

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    Jan 11, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    You'll be fine. Subs are always needed and it's just bad luck that your first call was on a day you couldn't work.
    Don't stress about it; just accept the next job that comes your way.
     
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    Jan 11, 2018 at 7:12 PM

    You will be fine. I remember feeling the exact same way and got another call later than week, yes if you keep rejecting calls they might call less but one time will not affect you.
     
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    Jan 11, 2018 at 10:11 PM

    Thank you so much for the feedback! I appreciate it whole heartedly!
     
  6. Peregrin5

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    Jan 12, 2018 at 1:19 AM

    Don't worry about it. I turn down a lot of jobs. I can only work on particular days and sometimes things come up. Figure out the online system so you can put in your unavailable days. It will save secretaries time calling people that are unavailable.
     
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    Jan 12, 2018 at 8:17 AM

    The district I sub for uses Aesop, which I love, but they won't let me cancel jobs I've already taken. So if I wake up a day I'm already scheduled to sub I have to hope like I hell I can contact them in time enough so that they can cancel the job and find a new sub. It's really a ludicrous system. And a lot of the secretaries don't arrive to work until 5 minutes before the day starts and they get mad at me for having to cancel on them. I get that I took a job, but stuff comes up. There have been times I have scheduled, but then got a call for an interview so it's not Sophie's choice about which to choose. The only bad thing is I get a lot of passive aggressive responses which drive me batty. If the district would just add an option for subs to remove themselves from jobs, we'd be golden. I know some districts do, but mine doesn't.
    But just be very cautious about accepting jobs and then canceling them in the near future. You never know if they are keeping track of all that.
    :(
     
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    Jan 12, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    My district and others around me are desperate for subs during certain times of the year. You will be fine! :)
     
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    Jan 14, 2018 at 4:27 PM

    That's true. I have yet to cancel a job. I think in our district you can cancel if it's more than 24 hours before the scheduled job but that still doesn't help if you wake up sick. They should develop an option to allow subs to exchange jobs with other subs i.e. put them up for availability and another sub can take it but if no one takes it then you can take it, or something. I don't know. There have definitely been jobs I've taken days before and then the morning of I wish I could give the job away but I always end up going anyway.
     
  10. Hokiegrad1993

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    Jan 14, 2018 at 4:33 PM

    We use Aesop to and I wish there was a cancel feature to. I never have took a job and later decided to cancel but I have accidentally accepted a job and then had to cancel by emailing the teacher and principal of the school. Luckily they were understanding.
     
  11. CherryOak

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    Jan 14, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Oh, man. We use SmartFind Express. I can hit cancel and the computer instantly starts calling subs to refill it. I've shown up to work jobs before the school even realized the first sub cancelled. (And, of course, they were very grateful!) I still contact the school if I cancel and only cancel if absolutely necessary, though.
     
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    Jan 15, 2018 at 2:30 PM

    SmartFind Express is so much better than Aesop imo.
     

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