So what are the overall thoughts on supply teaching for the upcoming year? Does it look like there will be fewer and fewer jobs? Will we still be in classrooms with unruly children? Will I still be waiting...and waiting...for a phone call to only end up having another unpaid "day off"? I was lucky enough to get a seasonal job last month as a sales assistant at one of the Royal Palaces in London. I do have the chance to apply for permanent work, but its only 8.60 an hour. I figure I could maybe have some luck applying for other jobs in the Palaces down the road. So basically, I would like some advice. Shall I end this **** supply job mess of a career and give up looking for permanent work (as Im originally from America and not even qualified here) and just settle in for a lower paying job with maybe potential for better ones? I thought about staying on supply for the money...but who knows if that would even happen. urgh!