I have had the opportunity to earn some extra cash for the family by subbing in the same school system the boys are in. So far I haven't worked in their school but have worked as a freshman English teacher at the high school and an aide for 5th grade at one of the elementary schools. Next month I will be working as an ESL aide at the high school and also a special ed aide there.
I really enjoyed being aide for the 5th grade and could see myself doing that kind of work full time. BUT it's not a well-paid job AT ALL! I can't believe how little the aides are paid. Does anyone know how much work they really do??? On Friday I had about a 15 minute break all day - and I was the sub!!! I can't imagine what the normal aide must do. Oh yeah, and the kids were only there 1/2 day, so the afternoon was about paperwork and stuff. I would imagine a normal day is juggling helping in the classrooms as well as making millions of copies and such. Crazy!
So what conclusion have I come to? I will remain a sub. I like the flexibility I have with it. I can choose what days I'll work - especially when I'm called ahead of time by teachers. I can't work for at least another year anyway. Travis will be in 1/2 day kindergarten which doesn't work with a job. So I still have a year to build my Scentsy business. Maybe with the money I make from Scentsy and subbing here and there I won't have to get a "real" job!