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yelled at for not answering a 6 am sub call?
Old 05-30-2013, 06:34 PM
 
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My sub coordinator calls every morning at 6 am...but not other subs apparently, according to some i've talked to who don't get called every day. Well, a couple mornings last week, i didnt answer because I was busy those days and kept my phone off. She scolded me for not answering her at 6 am the next day that i did answer? Everyone tells me I don't need to answer if i cant work that day- considering its a 6 am call- its okay to turn off my phone...SO I did that and she kinda yelled at me?
This job is per diem and they have about 50 other subs they could call on that list.


question is- is it okay to not answer or was that sub coordinator having a bad day or something? Why shoudl i keep my phone on just to tell her no? She take that as a "okay she didnt answer for whatever reason, let me move on to the next person"


right? or am i being rude? :/


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Old 05-30-2013, 07:50 PM
 
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I don't have a sub cooordinator, but it seems like if the other subs tell you that's what they do, then that should be the protocol.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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Just tell her if you don't answer to move on down the list.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:37 PM
 
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We have an automated system. Maybe she was having a bad day, wondering how did become sub coordinator that she had bigger "plans" for her life, and is ready for summer.

We all have been there not making excuses. Sorry that happened. Take care.
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Not rude
Old 05-31-2013, 05:43 AM
 
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I would have simply told her I was unavailable to answer the phone to feel free to call other subs.


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Old 05-31-2013, 06:49 AM
 
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I get most of my jobs on Aesop but have two districts who have sub coordinators who call. It seems like I'm in the shower half the times they call and I just notice the missed call later.
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Answer the phone
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It's totally your decision on whether or not you decide to answer the phone. However, I do remember at orientation when I first started subbing our trainer did make it clear that the sub coordinator always appreciates and prefers when we answer the phone (even if it's just to say "I'm can't work today" rather than not answer the phone at all.
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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That's the last thing you need....getting yelled at first thing in the morning! Is the sub coord. always nasty like that?
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Yeah- she always calls me a billion times when I don't answer so i'll have missed calls and voicemails. When I talk to her she is always very short with me and talks really fast. I dont know...it's just not pleasant. I feel like she doesn't like me...But why she calls me then every day and not other subs? God knows. I guess she realizes I get requested often?
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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She sounds bitter about life. I bet she subbed for 20 years.....

Next time answer the phone in a dora the explorer voice.


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Old 06-03-2013, 05:43 PM
 
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Talking to someone in a rude manner is not an okay thing to do.

However, if you are one of the go-to reliable subs, then the coordinator relies on you to be available. If you knew you would be unavailable, it would have been nice for you to have let the coordinator know ahead of time.

Coordinating subs is a big job.
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what about...
Old 06-13-2013, 05:34 AM
 
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...if you knew you weren't going to sub to possibly let her know ahead of time? I've had the fortunate ability to be able to text my sub caller (although texting may not be available, but you could tell her earlier in the week if you knew you wouldn't be available).

I know my sub caller appreciated it as she could cross me off the list ahead of time, respect that I told her and appreciated her time, and she knew when I would possibly be available.
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