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Old 05-04-2017, 04:01 PM
 
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You turn down a job that pays $52 dollars more than the job you already have booked, and then the one you have booked gets cancelled.

I had a nice easy job last week that paid $140 and got out at noon. I had this job booked for three weeks.

The day before the job, I ignored a $192 job offer for the same day since I was booked.

Then, an hour later, I get a cancellation call for the easy $140 job.

I took a $150 job offer for the day, hence losing $42.

What happened today is worse.

At this same school, I have a $140 day booked for May 12, I therefore ignored a two day assignment for $192 on both May 5 and May 12 because I am already booked on the 12th.

Ordinarily, I would break my rule of not cancelling for a better job since over $100 is at stake, but I already cancelled on this same school twice recently.
Once when I was sick, and again when I had to bring my folks cat to the vet.

It is sure tempting, but I better not.

THey better not cancel on me again though.



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Just picked up a job paying $160 tomorrow, so it could have been worse.
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I'd kill to earn $100
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Finishing out the year for a very pregnant teacher. Nine days. At 10 days, I'd get $100 a day, retroactive to day one. So, I'm settling for the standard $90 a day. Oh well, it's something anyway. Right now I'm booked for every day this month except two. I did block off this past Monday, as I was coming home from NJ that day. Otherwise, I'll see if I can pick up those other two days.
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I have 3 districts that pay 3 different amounts (all lower than you tho, where do you work Sirsubsalot?). I have this same challenge, of course we want to jobs that pay the most $. I often hold out for the highest paying school jobs, and it almost always works in my favor. Well, until that panic sets in and I don't want a day off so I scoop something up around midnight!
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Old 05-05-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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Murphy's Law! Right now, I'm supposed to sub for a teacher, but she hasn't put the job in the system yet. She asked me several weeks ago if I was available, and I've had three other teachers ask me for the same day since then. I did text her to confirm she still needed me for that day, and she said yes. I am not going to be happy if this job falls through after I've turned down 3 other people.


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Unfortunately, the lowest paying, least desirable, and farthest district is the only one that guarantees work nearly every day. It is not a bad district, but the other two are very good.

The other two combined offer work about 60-70% of the time since they are half as big with more competition.

The lowest paying district also offers the occasional $192 jobs, but these account for only about one in every 25 jobs. This is why it really stings when I miss out on one.

I have missed out on four over the last three weeks.
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Old 05-05-2017, 03:45 PM
 
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Wow your districts pay a lot more than the ones around here do---$192 is equivalent to nearly 2.5 days of subbing for me here.
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Depending on how far in the future this job is, I would politely let the teacher know that you have already turned down three other offers, and you want to make sure they you are not sitting home that day, so please enter the job by ...... or you will make yourself available to others.
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