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Different work assignment when you get there
Old 09-19-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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I hate when a teacher doesn't have their change of position on aseop
I put in for a title 1 and when I got there it was a 1st grade. I don't mind 1st grade they are cute but I was looking forward to title 1 just pulling groups. The day went well and the only bad thing that happened is a little girl tried to cut her eyelash and she succeeded and there was a lot of blood and of course I sent her to the nurse. She came back with an ice pack. The girl told me her k teacher had taken away her scissors because she cut her hair
What do u think of that ???


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oh my that's crazy
Old 09-20-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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I have gone to many sub jobs that said one thing and then I get there and the secretary blind sides me and puts me in a total opposite position that i would have never chosen in the first place. But, I'm used to it. It happens a lot and if it's not a totally different position than it's covering different classes to help out.

The pay is low enough when we pick the job we want but definitely not worth the hassle when they "assign" you to something you would have never signed up for. This is why I dislike subbing so much.
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It's a downside of the job
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Sounds like your "switch" to 1st grade wasn't too bad. But I agree that it's rough when you show up expecting one thing only to get what feels like a complete "bait and switch."

I haven't had to deal with that too much, fortunately. Sometimes, it happens because they don't update the system when there are changes. In one case, I showed up expecting to teach Kindergarten only to find out it was actually 4th grade! I was concerned because I prefer K-3rd, but turned out to be a nice 4th grade class, so I didn't mind.

More recently, I arrived at a school to teach 3rd grade, looked at the lesson plans and discovered it was 4th grade. Then just as I finished reading through the Lesson Plan and making notes, the office called and told me there had been a mistake (due to office error) and the class had been given to the teacher's favorite sub per the teacher's request! (Seriously?) The office assured me they had "plenty of work" for me to do so I could get paid. It turned out to be a ton of student emergency information forms that they wanted checked off and filed in binders. They stuck me in a corner of the library to do this ALL DAY!

I was frankly angry and debated about just leaving, but to "stay on good terms" I did about 3 hours of work (as much as I could tolerate) and then left. I got 1/2 day's pay to do tedious clerical work when I had driven nearly 2 hours round trip for a full day teaching job! Would I do it again? No.

Honestly, it was a clerical error on their part, so I believe I should have gotten a full day's pay due to their negligence. But it is what it is. As another poster said, we get paid little enough. We are at least entitled to be choosy about what work we're willing to do!
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I have been told that the teachers/secretaries in my district can't change the grade level listed on Aesop even if the teacher switches grade level. They have to submit the request to the district office and sometimes it just doesn't get done.

As for blood in a 1st grade class, I can imagine that caused chaos with the rest of the class. If the student had done something similar I would want the teacher to leave me a note saying NOT to give that child scissors. But who thinks a kid is going to cut her eyelashes and end up cutting her eyelid???
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:25 PM
 
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I recently took a job at a different school from where I usually sub because I recognized the teacher's name from way back when I first started subbing. At that time she was at a different school from where the job was listed, but I loved her and I like kindergarten. But I could see in the job announcement that there was a message attached so I clicked "get info". Turns out she's now teaching 1st grade but the system still shows kindergarten. She was nice enough to put that info in her job listing. I took it anyway because it's a Title I school and those classes are so much easier than at a non-Title I school.

Personally I would never take a job at a school I didn't know without checking on the teacher to be sure it's the grade that the system says it is. I do that by just going to the school's website and looking it up. Easy.

That's different though from arriving at the school and being pulled to do another job. I do a lot of subbing for the reading specialists at my school, so since they don't have a classroom (they do push-in and pull-out, and if they're not there and there's no sub those pull-out kids just stay back in their regular class) their subs are the first to be pulled if there's a classroom that is uncovered. It's annoying but I guess they do have to cover the classrooms first.


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Old 09-21-2018, 10:47 PM
 
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RSP jobs are my favorites, but I know in advance there is about a 25% chance I will be pulled into a regular classroom due to a sub shortage.

It is quite common for teacher grade levels to be outdated. This probably happens about 10% of the time.

I took a six day job spread out over six months last year that was listed as 3rd grade. It turned out the teacher switched to Kindergarten. Her job did not get updated until the middle of the year. Some jobs are not updated even after two years.
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