I have only been out one day. Today I was not called out and there were zero jobs on the boards. I am registered at 7 schools and there were no jobs. This is so different than in the Surrey School district where there are tons of jobs and a sub can pick and choose, however, Surrey is the largest school district in Canada, so that is par for the course.
The hard part for me, is I go to bed late and sleep late. Not knowing ahead of time if I will work or not, since the board can call at 6 am or as late as 7 am for work, and I have chores to fit in there too, is hard. I have tried to go to bed earlier so I am up early and am not tired. If there is no call, then I guess I should get up anyhow and get used to getting up for work, though if I only get one call a week or so, what is the point? I may have to look for another part time job or make enough soap to sell wholesale. I may have one client interested in carrying the soap in her business, but then I am working hard for less money again. Argh!
I am not sure what to do now. I was thinking that I would have at least 10 -15 days a month subbing, but it might be as little as 5 -10. 10 I could survive with. 5 I cannot and be comfortable. The good thing is that there is feed for the animals for the winter and there should be no more major expenses coming up. On my teacher's pension I cannot save any money and fall short every month a little. This is not quite what I thought it should be like and was hoping the substitute teaching would solve my dilemma. Now what?