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No work

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by thekillers1, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    No work. Sitting here, typing on computer, waiting for the phone to ring whilst I hear my neighbours jumping into their cars and driving off to work. Boo!
    sebedina, pepper5 and yellowflower like this.
  2. Jolly_Roger1

    Jolly_Roger1 Star commenter

    You get resigned to it, after a couple of years.
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    This is always the most difficult time in supply- waiting for the phone to ring. Then when you do get it , the mad dash to get yourself out the door and to the school on time.
  4. yellowflower

    yellowflower Occasional commenter

    In exactly the same situation... I hate that I'm not working just like everyone else at the minute!!!
    pepper5 and thekillers like this.
  5. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    I look forward to this.
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  6. thekillers1

    thekillers1 Lead commenter

    My wife's out working, nothing else to do. This sucks! I'm going to make lunch and wash the car.
  7. PizzoCalabro

    PizzoCalabro Established commenter

    Was expecting no work this week so planned lots of errands chores etc.
    Had a call from an agency offering 3 weeks work from end Sept in my own subject, so doesn't seem too dire. Had work most days last year up to the end of term despite a slow start last September - mostly because I had approached direct schools - would have been thinner if only agency work.
    Having said that, am getting fed up with being despised by staff and students alike 'we've got supply!' so have an interview later this week for an FT job in an entirely different profession (one that I worked in before re-training as a teacher). if I get it, will gladly chalk the 2 years of supply up to experience and move on... Otherwise will stick with it but keep looking for another non-teaching job.
    sebedina, peakster, wicked4u2 and 4 others like this.
  8. Om100

    Om100 New commenter

    Just like yourself Pizzo I am on an M10 permanently and get work every single day at 300 pounds a day.

    That must make people stupid then if they don't get the same

    Go on. gloat some more!
    Mrs-Pip and thekillers like this.
  9. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

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  10. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    I know what having no work to go to feels like, When I was on supply if the phone didn't ring I'd drive my wife and daughter in to their various work and college. My wife works at a very busy hospital and I would watch people scurrying back and to and wished I had somewhere productive to do. The feeling lasted for a few weeks until I started to get some days.

    But it's something you don't forget and makes you grateful when the work starts to come again.
  11. yellowflower

    yellowflower Occasional commenter

    Soooo...I've told myself there's no work for me tomorrow. I've made lots of plans. I'm no longer on "alert mode". You know what's going to happen right?!
  12. splinters

    splinters Established commenter

    I am surprised the phone hasn't rung yet. Despite returning to industry (and telling all the agents) it didn't stop them ringing me all through the summer!!
    On a serious note, I really hope work picks up for you guys...Industry is a volatile employer and I could find myself back in supply at relatively short notice...
  13. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I remember a number of years back when I'd been on standby waiting for the call and decided there probably wasn't going to be any in September so decided to start decorating the hall.
    You've guessed it wearing my 'paint-covered clothes the phone rang.;)
  14. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

    This week I'll be getting up early and waiting for the call...which won't come, so I'll be in civvies. From next week I'll be up and ready - work clothes, sandwiches made etc - as things might pick up a bit. Wait until about 8.30; usually any work will have been called in by then.
  15. yellowflower

    yellowflower Occasional commenter

    Hahahaha that's so funny. Why is that always the case?!
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  16. yellowflower

    yellowflower Occasional commenter

    Aah I'm going to take note for next week, thanks! You're lucky... us ladies have to think about the hair and face too
  17. bananatree84

    bananatree84 Occasional commenter

    I am up and ready by 7, then back in slobbing about clothes by 9! I am looking at doing something freelance while I wait for work, has anyone else done this?
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  18. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    Blow it - the weather forecast is good for tomorrow - I'm turning off the alarm! Going to have a lie-in and read a book in the garden!
    gingerhobo48 and pepper5 like this.
  19. Katie777

    Katie777 New commenter

    "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house" Nathaniel Hawthorne

    A borrowed quote. Take a bit of time to enjoy this amazing time of year. Then either the work will come in- or something else will happen.
    wicked4u2 and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  20. lulu57

    lulu57 Lead commenter

    Still lying in bed - a lie-in has to be taken seiously or not done at all! Then I think I'll have brekky, dye my hair, then read Ender's Game outside.
    Total minutes preparing for work = 0. I love these stolen days the best. If I was an animal, I'd be a cat, because they know how to relax!

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