My life has been unusually crazy recently. I’ve had a whole bunch of work and social commitments since the Thanksgiving break and have barely had time to catch my breath! At any rate, I think I jumped the gun a little bit in announcing that I have BIG financial news in my last post. The news is decidedly smaller than I had initially thought 🙁
So, this is the situation: a teacher in my department is having a variety of personal and health issues. She needs to take some time off from school, and rather than hiring a long-term sub, my principal decided that he’d rather each of the social studies teachers assume one of her classes during our planning periods. For a pretty penny, of course. I signed on to take over her seventh period class, and I’m being paid one-seventh of my annual salary to serve as her substitute for the time that she’s out. This amounts to about $400 (after taxes) per month. Nice, right?
It really is, because the class is small and it’s the subject I teach in summer school (world history) so I have tons of resources to work from. But when the plan was initially proposed, it appeared that she was going to be for the entire rest of the year; now the plan is for her to come back after the Christmas break. So that’s why the big financial news isn’t so big after all. I’ll clear about $400 total from the gig, rather than $400 per month for the rest of the year.
Overall, it’s still really good money for pretty minimal work. I just got really excited that I’d be able to pay off my car SUPER fast, but I’m still pleased that this opportunity came up (obviously not under the circumstances for my co-worker, but… you know what I mean!).
So, that was a little anti-climactic. But I promise I’ll be back soon with some more insightful posts!