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knelson13 06-10-2020 09:53 AM

Work From Home
I am starting to think either students won't be back at school in the fall or the hybrid options may mean less work for subs (also will it be safe to go back). I am close to retirement but not quite there so I need to work for about 5 more years. Does anybody know of any decent, legitimate job opportunites to work from home? I want to scout out my options before fall.

NJSubteacher 06-11-2020 06:56 AM

I do not know of any legit work from home jobs, aside from a few low paying survey websites. But I dont think we should be concerned as of now, since CA, NJ, NY, and CT are definitely planning on returning to school in person in Sept, most likely with staggered schedules unless the virus really spikes again. I haven't heard any state say they were definitely NOT reopening schools.

Furthermore, I have heard subs will be in higher demand in order to cover for teachers who are home conducting remote learning and have other classes that are in physically in school. Also, many subs may have quit or moved on to something else during this time. Therefore, I predict a definite return to in person learning this fall and a higher demand for subs.

Also, my district just raised the sub pay for next year in their BOE minutes. This indicates to me they are trying to attract more subs.

jazzer 06-11-2020 02:22 PM

I am in Illinois, and I saw on the local news tonight that one district near me is more than likely to start online though it is not 100 percent yet. I didnít realize that our governor was allowing individual districts to make that decision.

If those states have officially announced that they will for sure start in school in the fall, then you should be ok with sub work.

bodhimom 06-11-2020 03:16 PM

Subbing in fall
I also think that subs will be in need because with the current push towards teachers (and others) to stay home at every sniffle, I think teachers will be taking off days that they might not have, in the past. I think they will need us.

I think a lot of subs won't be returning, either, for fear of the virus, so even if students are only physically at school 2 or 3 days a week, I think (hope?) it will all wash in the end.

I'm glad to hear NJSub say they got a raise. In CA, Newsom had said, before (may have changed since then), that there'd be a 10% cut in education, and I wondered if they'd lowered our pay. They haven't, yet, at least.

Things are opening up, but I know many people that are still scared and staying home. I know of 2 subs at my school that will surprise me, if they return.

I wish the districts would tell us more about what subbing may look like in the Fall (if they know), or at least tell us SOMETHING.

This is easy for me to say because I don't have a family, especially kids, depending on my job, though. I really feel for people that are dependant on this job, especially if kids are involved.

SubMan 06-18-2020 05:31 PM

I know my state, Pennsylvania, is developing "guidance" for districts on how to restart. Many districts near me have formed committees to discuss options on how the school year will look.

Among the options I've heard have been an every other day (group A goes M, W, F, T, Th while group B goes T, Th, M, W, F) with work from home work being assigned on the off days. Or the half day (group A comes in the morning, group B comes in the afternoon).

As for work from home options banks in my area have their telephone customer service agents working from home. One bank deemed it so successful that they closed down their call center in favor of having employees work from home.

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