Genevieve - posted on 02/09/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have seen a lot of posts on here about needing work. I recently talked to my supervisor about leaving the military to have my baby and I was concerned about the loss of my income in our family. He told me that his wife got her bachelor's degree and can now substitute teach pretty much anything. At a certain level of education you have to have a certain percentage of your hours devoted to the subject you're teaching (science and math classes especially) but if you're staying pretty low level you're all set. The good part is that you can make pretty good money once you get into it and you're well known by a lot of teachers--you get paid more than a regular teacher because you won't get benefits or anything like that and I think it's an hourly thing.
Obviously you'd have to check into what the laws are wherever you live, but I like the idea because you can choose your own hours. You're never obligated to take a certain day or a certain amount of hours. If your kid is sick or you don't have good childcare lined up for a certain week, you can just say no.
Anyway, it appeals a heck of a lot more to me than some pyramid scheme. Honestly, if I don't have to have certain qualifications for a job, then I don't want it.
I wish I had more information on it--is anyone on here a substitute? Please correct me if my information is wrong or outdated or something. Also, I'd love to get some additional information myself.