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To Mikhail
Old 12-19-2017, 04:31 PM
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I understand what you mean. I'm not trying to gloss over the difficulties of subbing. There are many.

But after working for over 40 years at various jobs, I've found that every job has a downside. It's about doing something you love. That's what makes the bad stuff tolerable.

In my case, I'm older and semi retired. If I were young, I would complete a full credential and find a fulltime elementary teaching position. But that's not feasible for me now. So subbing allows me to teach...and I have the benefit of autonomy and scheduling flexibility. My day is done by 3pm, and my weekends are free (no papers to grade or lessons to prepare). I can also take on other jobs for variety and more income.

It's not for everyone. But for me, subbing has been a rich and rewarding experience with plenty of challenges to keep me interested. As long as i enjoy it, I will continue to sub.
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