a school think they're doing you a favour by offering you longer term work at cover supervisor rate and expect you to jump at the chance. Today I had not one but two staff mention that they needed someone to replace a cover supervisor for a few weeks soon because they are taking the place of someone else who is going to be off. One actually interrupted a lesson I was covering to do so. On my way out, I was asked by someone in the office if I was interested and I felt a bit awkward being put on the spot. I didn't really know what to say for the best but told her I'd have to wait and see because being a teacher, if someone offers me teaching work with higher pay in the mean time I would obviously have to take it. She said she understood but I genuinely believe they think they are doing me a favour by asking and that I would leap at the chance. I had a teacher from the same school mention last week that they would need a CS for a few weeks soon as she would be off soon and she 'couldn't think of anyone better to cover it than me because I have a lovely rapport with the children' (she had clearly only looked through the window when I had the occasional well behaved class then!). This school only ever wants to pay CS rate and quite frankly the behaviour is appalling. I always come out stressed up to the eyeballs and with measly pay, therefore it is a school I will go to if I'm not offered anything else to pay bills, rather than one I would choose to go to. I don't know what to do if they ask again, whether to tell my agency I would want higher pay for it or whether to just say no bearing in mind the stress involved...but then it would be a few weeks of knowing where I am and not spending a fortune on travel because it is quite local. I also don't want to totally offend the school because it is a school I fall back on sometimes. Basically the school want me but I don't really want them! Has anyone else been this position or similar?