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Posts Made By: Sirsubalot
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-27-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
I like to keep my districts separate, which I did...

I like to keep my districts separate, which I did by having the same user number, but a different password.

Now we need both a different user name and password for each district.
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-26-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Frontline making is change name and password

Both of my Aesop districts sent an e mail saying I am invited to absence management, which is a weird way of telling us we need to create an account and change our username and password.

We now...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-14-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Unique T

This is valuable for teachers who can plan in advance, but in my case, there was no computer access, and no time to plan if one was available
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-04-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
The district only pays us 40% of the minimum pay...

The district only pays us 40% of the minimum pay rate which is $50, so when someone forgets to cancel a job, we pay the price.
I got a "generous" 50% from the office manager for leaving at 10 AM...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-30-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Teacher just gave me $100

This one is under both the weird and the guilt file.

About a month ago I accepted an assignment that got cancelled.

I accepted the same assignment for today a few days ago.

It was with some...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-29-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Today's really bad lesson plan

Today was the first of three early release days before the last day this Friday, so I wasn't expecting an involved lesson plan, so what I got was surprisingly ridiculous.

Upon entering the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-28-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
The bill is AB 1522 which became law in 2015. ...

The bill is AB 1522 which became law in 2015.

You can accumulate one hour of sick pay for every 30 hours you work, for a maximum of 24 hours, or three sick days per year per district.

One of my...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-14-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
I was also the victim of a ruse perpetrated by a...

I was also the victim of a ruse perpetrated by a school to get me into a Kindergarten class from hell.

My favorite jobs are RSP, but at this school, instead of a lesson plan, the note in the RSP...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-05-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Simply put, the teacher and the aides are lazy,...

Simply put, the teacher and the aides are lazy, and they do not want someone who actually cares about their job to challenge their lazy apathetic nature.

Your respect for the necessities needed...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-05-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
No union or contract equals no rights...

No union or contract equals no rights unfortunately.

It is possible just one person did not like you, and that is all it might take.

I would write a formal letter to the consortium if they do...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-05-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
In 21 years, I have been yelled at once, and this...

In 21 years, I have been yelled at once, and this was by an aide in an ARSD class.

I actually got called to the district office to speak to the superintendent about this day.

This aide...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-28-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Good ideas presented here that covered most of...

Good ideas presented here that covered most of the essentials.

I would also make sure you know where the textbooks and worksheets for the day are located.

They are usually in obvious places,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-28-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Usually, the comment of having a great class is...

Usually, the comment of having a great class is accompanied by the caveat that they can be chatty.


I got a plan many years ago that read her kids were great, so don't you dare raise your voice...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-28-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Two districts end June 6, one ends May 31. ...

Two districts end June 6, one ends May 31.

28 days to go. I hope to work at least 21 of them.
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-20-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
To Lakeside, This is why you either, 1....

To Lakeside,

This is why you either,

1. Pay subs for unused sick pay, or
2. Allow the sick pay to carry over and accumulate if not used.

Their use it or lose it policy is why I " game the...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-18-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Thanks for your reply. I did notify...

Thanks for your reply.

I did notify congresswoman Gonzalez back in 2016 who authored the bill.

The reason this bothers me more than most subs is that my larger district, in my opinion,...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-17-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
I likely would not do it, but I disagree with the...

I likely would not do it, but I disagree with the terminology " stunt". and "gaming the system to our advantage"

We are entitled to sick pay when we are sick, and not pulling off a "stunt" denies...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-17-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
I understand your point, but I suspect sick pay...

I understand your point, but I suspect sick pay for full time employees is well over three days a year.
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-16-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Which of these two evils would you choose?

This has never happened, but it easily could, so I am curious to know what choice others would make if confronted with the following scenario.

I sometimes get called with a job offer after school...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-16-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
I wonder if there are any districts that have...

I wonder if there are any districts that have common sense, along with a sense of fairness, and actually do pay subs for unused sick pay?
This would solve all our problems, and eliminate...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-15-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
I had a choice of which district I was going to...

I had a choice of which district I was going to use for sick pay, but there is one that I preferred to use.

The one I preferred allows us to write AB 1522 with the job # on our time sheet, which...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-14-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
For those unfamiliar with AB 1522, we are allowed...

For those unfamiliar with AB 1522, we are allowed three sick days per year if we meet the hours worked qualification, but one can only use a sick day if you have a job to cancel.

This means that...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-14-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Re: sick pay, should I tell sub tech what I am doing?

This has been a rough year.

Between my own illness, and special circumstances regarding my elderly parents, I have already had six sick days this year, and must miss day seven tomorrow as I need...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-14-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
Students entering a class noisy is normal in...

Students entering a class noisy is normal in middle school.

I tell them that at the end of 15 seconds, anyone not quiet and in their seats is marked late.

I then begin my loud countdown.
...
Board: Substitute Teachers 04-12-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By Sirsubalot
It is usually an easy day, but it must be hard to...

It is usually an easy day, but it must be hard to fill, which is why it pays $35 more per day.



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