For the past three and a half years, I have had a job working with adults with Asperger's Syndrome which I absolutely love. What is a bonus is that the shifts rota allow to be available for supply teaching fairly often, although not nearly as much as the agencies would like. I know they would prefer to sit by the phone and wait for them to call and you're supposed to be grateful when they do. But I digress. At first, the agencies were ok with this, but in the past term, work has totally dried up for me and part of the reason they claim is the fact that I'm not available all the time. I get this feeling that many in teaching see me with some sort of disdain, that because I am not teaching full time, that I don't take the profession seriously. Furthermore, they are disgusted by the fact that I am only teaching as a second job. No one has actually said this to my face, but I sometimes get the feeling they are saying it behind my back. I'll be the first to admit, it's a case of me wanting my cake and eating it too. I don't see me doing anything wrong and I am still committed to teaching. Furthermore, I am committed enough that I want to keep up my teaching skills and that should be a good thing. However, when I tried to sign up for new agencies, two of them have said they won't take me on if I can't give them five days a week. One even suggested I sign up for a care work agency to which I responded by asking them if I should burn my teaching certificate. What do others think? Am I disgracing the profession by not working as a full time teacher? Should I get out?