I think I need to find a job. I'm really starting to hate subbing. For one thing, I think that all the laid-off teachers have started subbing and are getting all the decent jobs because when I do get called to sub, the job description is something like this:
Job # 12345 7:30-3:45
-Start at Central High for Mr. So-and-so. Teach 1st hour special ed. in resource room. (question: where the fuck is the resource room?) Teach 2nd hour Consumer Science (fancy name for home ec.) in room 153. (walking down hallway, see rooms 152, 154. There is no 153. After walking about a mile looking for it because it MUST BE by 152, learn that for some inexplicable reason it is on the second floor. ??? Oops! Clerical error! We meant 253! lol!) Walk in late, flustered and sweaty. Read lesson plans and learn that you have to supervise thirty-five 16-year-olds making flan. (what the fuck is flan?)
-Go to STC (Where the hell is that? Oh, it's across the 15 acre ice-rink parking lot? I wonder how many times I will fall.) Teach 3rd hour remedial math for Mrs. Whats-her-face in a freezing cold totally isolated classroom with 15 boys who look like they want to kill you and make your skin into a suit.
-Drive to East High School. Teach 5th and 6th hour for Mr. Blahblahblah in room 353. Yes, the school in fact does happen to be 95 degrees! How did you guess? BTW Mr. Blahblahblah is a slob and won't have any lesson plans for you. Good luck!
-Drive back to Central. Babysit an 8th hour study hall that has a student teacher. Sure, it's a total waste of time but what do you care? You're getting paid an almost poverty-level wage no matter what you teach so quit your bitching!
Or even worse:
Job # 23456 7:30 - 3:30
Any Elementary School: All day kindergarten.
(Actually, I taught in kindergarten yesterday and it wasn't so bad. The kids were very cute. I was wearing a red jacket and one little girl came up to me and said, "I like your jacket," and on the word "jacket" she poked me hard, dead-center in both boobs with her tiny monkey fingers.)
I think I want to find a job that pays a lot of money, has low expectations, is part-time, where I won't have to drive around all day or get sexually assaulted by small children. Is that too much to ask?