Press Your Luck.

Remember that game show that appeared in the 80s on CBS called, PRESS YOUR LUCK? I feel like I'm playing a version of that every day when I login to AESOP.

AESOP is the brilliant online system that allows dignified subs, such as myself, to scan possible jobs. When teachers know they're going to be absent, they post their absences on AESOP. We subs then have a chance to book the jobs ahead of time. In theory, you can schedule work for yourself up to 30 days in advance. All of this is of course in an effort to avoid the horrifying phone call at 5:30 am. It's just such an unpleasant way to wake up in the morning.

Except there's one problem: I'm not the only sub logging onto AESOP. There are several, perhaps hundreds, maybe thousands of vultures like myself, circling AESOP at all hours of the day, just hoping to snipe the next available gig. You login and then click "search for assignments." This is where I chant something similar to, "No Whammy, No Whammy, STOP!" What I'm hoping for when the very next screen comes up is a list of possible jobs, and not the dreaded whammy: All qualifying absences are currently filled. However, please review this web site periodically for new job listings.

It's torture I tell you, torture.

1 comment:

meli said...

that website sounds stressful. ugh. two days of work on i'm exhausted. no familiar faces... now that's weird. i can't believe that one class had six kids. i'm so jealous. my smallest class? 38. no joke. sigh...