Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?


    Loo

    Posted on 8/09/10
    (12) Comments

    I'm with you Mimi! I was teaching full time in a Catholic School and
    was laid off. I've been told by the PA unemployment office that since
    I have reasonable assurance of being on the sub list next fall, that I
    don't qualify for unemployment over the summer. I should be able to
    collect unemployment during the school year when I return to work.
    What the hell kind of sick sense does that make???? I subbed for the
    Catholic School last year and was in for a long term stint for about 9
    weeks. The public school district that I sub for called me 4 times
    the entire year! That's reasonable assurance???? We are strapped
    right now. I'll keep you in my prayers. Good Luck!

    On 7/18/10, Mimi wrote:
    > I live in Florida and subbed for the past year, but it was not at
    > ALL consistent work. I made a total of 10,000 over the 9 months.
    > I did not choose to become a sub - my job eliminated due to
    > cutbacks the prior year and I did not have tenure. I got a letter
    > from the unemployment office stating that I did not qualify for
    > unemp because I "had reasonable assurance of being rehired" in the
    > fall. First off, the only way to NOT be rehired is to commit a
    > crime or harm a student, so of course they will keep me on the
    sub
    > list. But "reasonable assurance" ... of what? a job? What
    is a
    > job? Somewhere you go every day and know you will receive X amount
    > of hours? Or is it part time work? Or is it merely the chance
    > that someone MAY call you to work for them in the event that they
    > get sick? I do not have a contract, so technically, I don't have a
    > guaranteed job. At any time they could eliminate a certain
    number
    > of subs, since our district has too many. They can do whatever
    > they want because they are under no obligation to give me work. I
    > am simply "cleared" by the state to enter a public school and
    > perform sub duties. So it seems unfair that after going from
    > 37,000 a year to 10,000, i am also not able to get any pay
    over the
    > summer. And trust me, I have applied to about 100 jobs. In
    > florida, business slows down in the summer and employment
    > opportunities are scarce. I would settle for minimum wage just to
    > earn some pay. But instead, I am looking at being evicted,
    losing
    > my car insurance, my phone (which is my only contact in order to get
    > a job!), and am down to eating one bowl of cereal a day in order to
    > save money. There are not even any state agencies who are
    able to
    > help. It's like the money is all gone? So what happens to people
    > like myself? Do I sleep outside on the curb by Wal-Mart, clutching
    > my valuables? It is very upsetting that after working for 22
    years
    > of my life and being an honest tax payer, there is not one bit of
    > temporary support - yet drive through certain neighborhoods
    in
    > town and notice the entire neighborhood is outside on any given
    > weekday. NObody works! And they don't appear to be skin-and bones
    > either. What gives? I love my occupation because I get to help
    > people (children), but in return there is not a single "thanks"! I
    > just want to know what on earth to do? I do not want an
    eviction,
    > but missing two months rent definitely warrants one!
    >
    >
    > On 7/14/10, Another substitute wrote:
    >> I can tell you from personal experience. No..We don't get
    >> umemployment benefits. Now I'm stuck in the middle of the summer
    >> trying to find a temporary job.
    >>
    >> On 6/02/09, sorry for the news, but ... wrote:
    >>> You can't. According to the PA unemployment website, there is a
    >>> special (unfortunate) exception for teachers; they are not
    >>> considered seasonal workers in the Commonwealth. Technically,
    >>> you have not been laid off, at least in the Dept of Labor's
    >>> opinion.
    >>>
    >>> It makes summer a lean time for subs, I know. Hang in there.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> On 5/30/09, LifeMeasuredinCoffeeSpoons wrote:
    >>>> I am a day to day substitute at a local district. I had the
    >>>> position of a "building sub" for the past few months (I
    >>>> reported to school every day whether there was an
    >>>> assignment or not) My husband seems convinced that I can
    >>>> receive unemployment benefits because it is
    >>>> considered "seasonal work." I am not sure that teachers are
    >>>> eligible at all. Can anyone help me out here? I tried to
    >>>> find answers on the Unemployment website but I did not find
    >>>> anything that gave me an answer one way or the other. Does
    >>>> anyone know?


    Posts on this thread, including this one

  • Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 5/30/09, by LifeMeasuredinCoffeeSpoons.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 6/02/09, by sorry for the news, but ....
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 6/14/09, by The Sub.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 8/25/09, by MeMe.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 7/14/10, by Another substitute.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 7/18/10, by Mimi .
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 8/09/10, by Loo.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 5/14/12, by deb.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 6/28/12, by BJ.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 7/12/12, by Lisa.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 7/12/12, by BJ.
  • Re: Unemployment Benefits for Substitute Teachers?, 7/15/12, by Lisa.