After returning to supply due to necessity of finding casual work yet again, I've finally quit! Supply teaching is a thankless task these days. Getting up very early, the anxious wait for the phone to ring when part of you realises you need the money, but most of you doesn't want the call to come through... The lack of work, the fact that my agency decided to take £20 off my daily rate without consulting me, being sent to schools an hour or more away, no work being set, unruly classes becoming the norm, rudeness an accepted part of being a supply teacher and no thanks for the incredibly hard job we do. The final straw came this morning. Asked to go to a very difficult school 45 miles from me, cover for the day and get paid 50% of my daily rate (i.e. cover supervisory rate) and when I refused, the consultant snapped at me and hung up! So I've quit. No job to go to, I don't care. I'll look at admin work, supermarket work, anything but education. I don't want to be rich. Just earn enough to get by and be happy in life. Supply offers none of that. I just want to finish by saying how much I respect everyone on this forum. Supply teaching is so challenging. And lonely. You have my total respect if you continue to work in supply. I really do mean that. Here's to the future!