Having been in my present long-term supply post for the past four months and being led to believe that it would almost certainly continue until the end of the school year (July) I was less than inpressed at being informed today by the head teacher that he is replacing me with someone else from the beginning of next term - a younger, and almost certainly cheaper model, to whom he is hoping to offer the job of part time Early Years teacher and cover for the staff non-contact time from September.
"I know you are not interested in a full time job," he said.
"Yes I am, if I get the opportunity," I replied.
Having had the praises of this lady sung to me whilst also being assured that my work has been excellent, the conversation finshed with a bright smile and the words,
"So in effect I'm giving you a week's notice. Enjoy your week-end."