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Enough with the half day assignments...
Old 05-01-2019, 02:06 AM
 
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This week is the dreaded return from spring break.

I've seen nothing but half days for the week so far. Either that, or "bus driver" or "maintenance" assignments.

Looks like I'm going to be poor for the month.

Going to need to start shopping at the dollar store it appears...


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Can you get an am and pm assignment? As long as itís the same district schools around me are very happy to have subs pick up assignments in two schools. Half days are hard to fill.
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Checked... If I tried that it'd be for two different districts and times would overlap.

I'll see a 7:30-11:15 in one district, and then 10:45-2:30 in another.

Frustrating.

Would rather just take a full day tomorrow than two separate half days.

Looks like a microwave meal week for me, lol. No fancy dinners this week...
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I love half days
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Of course, in my state as a retired teacher I can only work 120 days. And I figure that some money is better than no money. I took early retirement, so my retirement check covers only basic bills. The subbing money makes sure we can afford house improvements, travel, unexpected emergencies, etc. So I'm not picky, usually. Anything except boys' p.e. And I don't go below 6th grade.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:27 PM
 
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We only have about 15 days left to go and there are a lot of 1/2 day sub jobs. I'm guessing teachers are using what's left of their personal days since they don't roll over into the next year.


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Old 05-04-2019, 05:49 AM
 
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I notice that half day jobs often go unfilled. Yesterday afternoon, I received 5 additional kids from another class because their teacher took the afternoon off and the sub had cancelled. So the students were divided up and sent to various teachers.

Most subs want a full day's pay if they're going to go through the time and trouble (and gas expense) of getting ready and commuting to work. I wish the districts would add an extra pay incentive for half day assignments. They'd get a lot more jobs filled.
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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One of my districts used to pay $90.00/day. Half days were at $50.00, except when you worked two half days in the same day them you only got $90.00 for the day. Now that they have upped it to $100.00/day there is no half day bonus.

I also picked up a morning Phys Ed position on the same day at the same school as another assignment. Bonus: because the gym is also the cafe :90 minutes of downtime between teaching assignments. I suspect that I will have recess or lunch duty that day though.
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Used to like them...
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I used to be a fan of them.

I liked being able to leave after the morning and take care of errands.

But I always disliked afternoons... Felt like I was entering other people's drama from the earlier part of the day. I actually got banned from a classroom before due to that, but that's a different story.

Like luv2teach mentioned, I don't feel like it's worth all the hassle of getting ready and the commute, only to earn enough money for a few tanks of gas. (And don't get me started on "bait and switch" half days!)

But to each their own. I can certainly see the appeal of half days for those who have crazy or weird schedules and need to work around them.

Not my cup o' tea though.

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Sometimes it is a good thing
Old 05-11-2019, 09:31 AM
 
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I do like the occasional half-day assignment.
if it is an AM job, I am free for lunch with friends, shopping, a dr. appointment, etc. in the afternoon.
If it is a PM job, I get to sleep late (aah!), and there is no morning commuter traffic to deal with.
Too many of them is no good, because of all the reasons mentioned by others.
Hope you get the income that you need for the month.
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