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Old 04-30-2018, 07:05 AM
 
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Arrived at the regular high school that I sub at this morning. Was moved around 3 times and by the 4th time I was told I had to go to an elementary school in the district. I contacted renhill to see if the school could do that and basically got chewed out by the rep.

While it's our job as Subs to be flexible sometimes, the school and Renhill are asking to much by having us hop around to different schools and classes in 1 hour

Who's to say that we are driving, had the gas to commute, etc. Additionally, I accepted the assignment I was in weeks ago and planned accordingly as I have a second job to be at weekly by 3:30pm. The high school dismisses at 2:30 and the elementary dismisses at 3:30pm.

I communicated this to Renhill and was told I had to go wherever they send me in a nasty, cold, tone of voice.

I am thankful that I will not be returning to Renhill next year or subbing. We as Subs are too disrespected by the students, staff, and our employers. Just a means to an end. 3 more weeks of this and I am done!

Grad school and more positive opportunities awaits me.



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it would be safe and perhaps useful to Renhill to write the CEO, President of the company, whatever, etc. to explain that treating employees in such a manner is contributing to their turnover rate. It may not matter to them, but you never know--it may the the Nth piece of information that causes them to do a bit of thinking. I've had some very good results by complaining to the top--including a letter to the chief of a local Kaiser medical service when I couldn't get a timely appointment. You never know.

I expect they may be having problems retaining employees and may not know some of the reasons.

At least they might caution their placement/phone people to act as if they are speaking to a colleague rather than a cog.

That was a vastly inconsiderate way to treat you.

I'm glad you are able to solve your future opportunities and wish you the best results. It would be nice to help out the folks you are leaving behind.
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Congratulations on the exit plan. Cheers to all of us finding our exit if it's what's desired. I hear you on the disrespect. I have never experienced what you have described. I feel so grateful; however, I can relate to not being treated kindly by adults down to the kids sometimes. This year I'm lucky to substitute mainly at schools that treat me like I am a part of their learning community. It helps greatly. Sometimes I wish one thing: please don't ask me how the day went if I can't fully explain tactfully. I understand them, but I want their day to go more smoothly if they get another guest teacher.
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