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We get paid 40% day just for showing up, but even if the job is cancelled that same morning, we get nothing if we do not show up at the site.

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Sirsubalot 08-16-2019 06:08 PM

Yesterday I got lucky. I lost 50 dollars, but then gained $125

I picked up a job yesterday just five minutes before class started. I called to tell them I was leaving in a few minutes, but they told me they gave it to someone else. Had I not called to tell them I was leaving, they would have payed me $50 for showing up.
Then 20 minutes later I got an easy late job. Had I just showed up, I would not have known of the late job, so it worked out well.

Ohana 08-14-2019 06:28 PM

Yes I had that happen last week. They called back admitting they put in a retired teacher and now she can't make it so they wanted me back....

Sirsubalot 08-13-2019 07:03 PM

We get paid 40% day just for showing up, but even if the job is cancelled that same morning, we get nothing if we do not show up at the site.

Fractured 08-13-2019 02:59 PM

It might be in the contract for a district you sub in. Once I was really bored at a job and read some of the contract and was surprised to find out that a teacher could cancel a sub job for any reason as long as it was an hour before reporting time. I would still get paid the half day, but they had the right to do it.

Sirsubalot 08-13-2019 01:30 PM

I just sent an e-mail to our sub coordinator asking if their are any restrictions on how late teachers can change subs. I strongly suspect the answer is no, but i wanted to make a point.

We are locked out of jobs the next day if we need to cancel past 6 PM. Teachers should be locked out from changing subs past a certain time as well, at least for the first of the four days.

Fractured 08-13-2019 01:14 PM

I hate that crap. A long term job went up last year for the last month and half of school for my subject area, and of course they canceled it. I even emailed the sect and they never wrote me back. If a teacher cancels a multi day job there should be a requirement for them to email you an explanation. A few teachers have done that and I appreciated it.

Sirsubalot 08-13-2019 12:34 PM

I hope that is the case, but I am annoyed at the possibility she cancelled to get her preferred sub.

If this is the case, it should not be allowed past 6 PM the night before, since we are locked out if we cancel after 6 PM

I am sitting home today, and the reason is probably because all the job offers went out during the six hours I had this bogus job.

mooba1 08-13-2019 07:36 AM

Oh man, that stinks, Sirsubalot. Maybe something came up and the teacher legitimately had to cancel the job, but itís still annoying. Hope the rest of the year is better.

subasaurus 08-13-2019 12:34 AM

Welcome back to another school year.


Yep, don't feel bad about cancelling back in the future.


This summer I had to cancel the morning of a summer school job because my car wouldn't start up. I received sympathy from my sub agency, but not the school itself.



Oh well. Not sure what the school wanted me to do? Take a taxi and show up two hours later after AAA arrived? Lol.


Well, let's hope it's a good school year, regardless of our current annoyances.

Sirsubalot 08-12-2019 07:52 PM

School started today and I was delighted to get a job, but even more delighted to get a four day job the rest of the week this afternoon. Now they just cancelled it. I sure shouldn't feel guilty canceling on them for something better.




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