Comments like this while food for thought are unhelpful and do not address the orginal posters thread. Maybe you will be able to "swop" with someone (not literally) but then will need to take into account why they are leaving in the first place. If it was so easy then they would not be leaving unless it is promotion. Many of us teachers who have been luck enough to be in full time employment are also exhausted and disheartened in many cases. I once had aspirations but they have been beaten out of me and I am just glad to see half term so I can speak to the people I live with. Yes I have a regular wage but it is at a price.