Folks. It has been a long time away. I think I was in a classroom last in about 09. Anyway, I have an offspring and as a result have to do extra work. This has been taxi driving. Taxi driving is worse than difficult supply. I have been hit, had someone be sick on me, be treated worse than any supply, etc, etc. I have witnessed colleagues be stabbed, sexually assaulted and racially abused. The local nightclub has closed and it's killed off my 3 nights of "extra £200+" a week. So, despite having a business (weird scientific stuff) which does pay £50-70 an hour, you don't just stroll into a packed field and expect to take over, so I spoke to Teaching Personnel Truro, who are lovely people. Apparently there is work. I've had to do about a zillion forms and all sorts of CRB stuff (despite having an up to date CRB) and following all of the form filling, we are ready to go, allegedly. I'm sure I can cut it. I'll just get in there and smash it out. I had the misfortune of ending a temp contract in 08 and the musical chairs game of jobs just stopping. Shortly after, supply totally dried up. I've had a mad ride since. It's time to revisit it. I'm after another £200 a week in my pocket, ideally. I've noted the "my agency just rips me off and I never get any work" threads. I am a bit rusty with the whole habitat. We shall see what happens. Whether or not I have to resort to growing jamaican botany, or being a "personal trainer". EP, West Cornwall Oct 18.