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Posts Made By: MikeRocode
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-24-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Yep!

"...REMEMBER! If you are a sub in California, you might have to accept a job even when you are ill, and then cancel it soon afterwards, in order to get paid."

That's how it works here. I turned...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-07-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Chocolate is never bad...

...just saying!
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-06-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Housing in norcal....

I saw a story in the news the other day that a young lady bought herself a sail boat and rents a slip at the marina in SF for about $450/month to live in.
...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-04-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Yep...That was Friday

I was just glad to leave at 2:35pm.
Just TWO boys made my life miserable. I know I could have just quarantined them to the office, but I didn't.
They don't need that nonsense going on there.
...
Board: Substitute Teachers 10-04-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Got one this year!

We started at $125/day 12 years ago
...that was cut to $120/day 10yrs ago
...but raised to $135/day starting this new school year.

We have to PAY the state of Calif (increased starting this...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-08-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Depends on where you are.....

Here in NorCal the calls have been constant the week BEFORE school started and haven't stopped yet.
Between the automated system and teachers calling direct, my plate is full (as I want it to be)...
Board: Substitute Teachers 09-01-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Trick question...

That's a trick question, Right?
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Same here....

"...Well then, if your schools make you stay on minimum days I must be lucky. I have subbed for ten years and never have had to stay longer than the kids on minimum days. To me it is one of the perks...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-23-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By MikeRocode
come in earlier?

"...request you come in earlier than a half day pay"

I've had that happen a few times. When they book a half day and then call to see if I'll come in earlier, I just tell them that the district...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-22-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Same here....

I leave when the kids leave.

...Mike
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-22-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MikeRocode
No more long terms for me.

At sub pay rates, it isn't worth it unless you are hoping to transition to a full time teacher position.

Even then you have to pick and choose the right situation and school to demonstrate your...
Board: Substitute Teachers 08-22-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By MikeRocode
I'll do the afternoon halves.

I did a half yesterday.

I'm not a morning person by nature but I have to be with this job.

If I have to get up early, I want full day pay. If I can drift back to sleep knowing I don't have to...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-21-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Summer over already?

School starts up again 8/19....
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-07-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MikeRocode
It's official!

Got a letter yesterday indicating that our substitute daily pay rate is increasing by about 12.5%
That's works out to about 1% per year for the last 11 years with no change.


Update:
With our...
Board: Substitute Teachers 07-03-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By MikeRocode
No raise in the last 12yrs, but....

"Sing:...$70/day before taxes and the State Teachers Retirement percentage is taken out. There's been no pay increase in the 7 years I've subbed either"

We've only had a pay cut and no increase in...
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-29-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By MikeRocode
emergency certified subs & CA bureaucracy

I guess that's the problem.
I'm "emergency certified" and the web site indicated I can't renew until my old one expires
Board: Substitute Teachers 06-28-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Tried to beat the 7/1 deadline

It seems you can't renew your 1-year substitute certificate online if the one you currently hold is still valid.

Unfortunately mine doesn't expire until 8/1/2015. One month after the new fees are...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-24-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By MikeRocode
NeeceeT -- Update?

Did they pay up?
At the very least, I would have expected an apology from that D---A-- teacher.

...Mike
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-22-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Happened once....

I had this happen once at the middle school. Late morning automated call. I wasn't doing anything so I went in. When I got there, they said it was a mistake and called a friend of the teacher who was...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-19-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Break it up

I've only broken up two fights in 10yrs.
Granted they were only 5th graders but size and a loud voice can do wonders.

..Mike
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-19-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MikeRocode
(See duty dumping below)

"...but every time I sub I end up with the double duty"

I'm betting they are doing it on purpose. I'd avoid that school until they wise up
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-16-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Are you sure...

...the teacher put her up to it? There are some crafty kids that take the initiative on their own to take notes "for the teacher"

If I ever discovered one, I'd probably make a note of my own...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-16-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Duty Dumping....

One of the things some schools do I really get irritated with. It's Yard Duty dumping.

Some schools/teachers offload their assigned daily yard duty assignments on subs because they know we can't...
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-14-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 8
 
Posted By MikeRocode
Not soon enough....

6/12 for us
Board: Substitute Teachers 05-12-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By MikeRocode
When it's good...

I know that the majority of messages on this board are gripe sessions so I thought this should post when everything goes right. I've worked for this teacher several times this year are every time...



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