I have come to a point in my life and my career that I need to make some tough choices. I want to be in the school working as much as possible, yet I also need to be guaranteed money to pay my bills. Unfortunately, with the way today's economy is going and the budget cutting, I can not be guaranteed to be in the school everyday.
As much as I love my job as a teacher, even as a substitute (that dreaded word), I need to allow my second job to be able to schedule me as needed in order to be guaranteed money to pay my bills. This, however, causes a conflict with being available for teaching in the school everyday.
Do you see my dilemma?
I would love to be in a situation where I am able to keep my availability open to the school so they can call me whenever they needed and I would be available. I just can't afford to gamble with the chance of not being called and not making money that day. Whereas, if I allow my second job to schedule me whenever they want, at least I know I will earn money towards my bills.
I need some of your opinions. Please share them with me!