I am stalking Aesop, the Automated Substitute Placement and Absence Management system. Does your district use it? As a sub, I try very hard to fill up my working calendar so that I know where I am going and when I am expected to be there. This requires me, and every other substitute within my district, to troll the website every few minutes anxiously awaiting a job offer. It is stress full, anxiety ridde, and extremely cutthroat. I have been called numerous times this school year by teachers asking why I wasn’t given the job for which they had requested me. The answer: there was some other hungry shark on the site as I refreshed my page. I hate Aesop.
I needed a moment to let it out. Have a fabulous Monday, all.