Thursdays are “minimum day” in this district. Substituting on a “Thursday” means a full day’s pay for about half a day’s work. Teachers cherish “Thursdays” almost as much as a regular school holiday.
It’s no wonder that substitutes don’t get many calls to work on “Thursdays”.
This morning’s automated call at was as unusual as well as it was unexpected. After hearing the assignment, I knew why it was being shopped around.
The assignment was for the worst school in the district where I’ve had problems in the past. It’s also the only school currently on my boycott list.
It was for SDC (Special Day Class) -- in the worst school in the district. (Did I mention that already?)
It was for a two day (Thur/Fri) assignment -- in the worst school in the district.
After what I had experienced, it was a no brainer decision to decline. It was also no surprise that the automated system called ninety minutes later (15mins before the class started) to “offer” it again, as no other substitute in the district wanted to take it either.