Anyone else being BOMBARDED with phone calls about potential permanent or long term supply posts in September at the moment? Although I guess it's always an ego boost to feel wanted, I feel like saying and actually did to one this morning, "You're all really just drumming up business and where are you all the rest of the year?!" Half of these agencies I have never heard before. One admitted they are a new agency, only a few months old, on one message yesterday. I'm receiving at least two a day at present? Although I know loyalty doesn't REALLY exist, I have kept with one particular agency as, let's face it, it's better tax-wise and I have really had no reason to go with other agencies as they have kept me 'as if full time' just with the work they have. A while ago, I may have been lulled into the 'trap' ( in inverted commas because obviously it's not a trap for some people and does offer more consistency and security I guess in the long term for some people) of thinking that 'I HAVE' to have something long term 'set up' for September. However, from experience, while it can be great to have your own class, equally where I have given 'loyalty' it has not always been returned like for like, I find you do stack more of paperwork than 'day-to-day' supply and don't usually get paid more/paid to scale etc. You can do as much as any permanent member of staff and in fact often much more but still be seen as 'the supply'. In my last long term, when 12 weeks was up, mysteriously different arrangement were made! At present, I'm loving it on 'day-to-day' supply, I love the variety, the ease, the flexibility etc, but am I mad for NOT wanting a 'long term supply assignment'? I've proven to myself that I have equivalent full time supply work on a daily basis, so why do agencies promote long terms as some sort of favour or cherry on the top they are giving to you? I guess there's the risk that they isn't as much supply in September, BUT that said you could say the same for this time of year and yet am more in demand than ever/turning work down and have just secured few weeks with same school for LAST three weeks of school term.