Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Road Trip

Today I went one mile farther south than usual and spent the day at Central Visual and Performing Arts Highschool. Aside from my 90 minute Vietnamese Fast Food lunch it was a bummer. Ms. Rosen must be a resilient woman.

I hope to see you tomorrow Gateway.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Intentions Pure as the Driven Snow

It is now clear to me that the only people that read this blog are shade tree legal experts and pervs. I was talking about photographing the smiling face of America's youth. Get your minds out of the gutter.

You would all make terrible substitute teachers until you were summarily fired for doing something inappropriate.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I'm starting to think that Subbing with Mr. Awesome could benefit from some photographs. Am I going to lose my job if I post photos of students on the Internet?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The Futute is Now. Now is Suck Ass.

The third week of new school year is almost over and I still haven't got a single job by way of the new and 'improved' Automated Substitute System. Its Improved in the same way New Coke was improved.

The main difference between the new system and the old system as far as I can tell is this, the old system used to call you the night before or early in the morning the day of an assignment so that you had ample time to make it to school on time. The new system seems to prefer calling between 9:00 and 11:00am when the school day is already a third to half way over.

Also, the new system requires the substitue to enter 2 seperate six digit pin numbers before they can hear any available jobs. I don't know if there was a big problem in the past with subtitutes entering other subs pin numbers and then working assignments as someone else. Maybe there was. If there is some rogue sub out there working under an assumed identity lets just hope his capacity for remembering numbers does not exceed 11 digits.

Hopefully, whoever is in charge of programing the new Automated Substitute System is aware that there are some significant glithces and makes an effort to straighten them out. Until they work out the kinks I'll stick with my current setup, 6:30am calls to Ms. Jenson in the main office.