I have been subbing for 3 weeks now, I used to sub 8 years ago when a person would call you at 6:30 in the morning and you would take an offer of 2 or 3 jobs and that was it. The good sice of Aesop is when you live in a large school district you see lots of choices and have more choice and don't have to take grades you don't like and schools you don't like.
The down side of Aesop is that with a big district, there are too many hands in the system and people play favorites and they can block you if someone is friends with someone and play politics.
What happened to me the other day is that I took a 6 day assignment for an art teacher who personally contacted me. She doesnt know me, I just gave her my phone number from a 1 day assignment, and she personally contacted me because she liked that I did a good job, so she was about to have a minor surgery and wanted to assign me. I happened to get sick on the 2nd day of the assignment, which happened to be at a different school, school B I will call it, so it was just the one day I could cancel and keep that one day open, since it was logged into Aesop as a 1 day assignment in Aesop as such, so I canceled it at 7 am so another sub to take it. So after laying around being sick all day, I go back on the computer at almost 4 pm and suddenly see that a few minutes earlier someone had deleted the entire next week's assignment at her school A she normally does her Art teaching on Aesop! Someone at the other school probably blocked me out because I called school A's office who already knows who I am there from previously working there before. Pissed me off! I had thought I was doing the right thing be canceling at 7:00 am so they could get someone in time that one day. since school starts at 9:00 am. The art teacher normally works only 1 day a week at that school B. I also contacted the Asst Principal at school A and she doesn't know how that happened, so someone screwed me over. That is total BS.
So I was screwed out of a good sub job I could have had for the entire week up until Spring break week and I am sure that the Art Teacher will not be happy either. Luckily, I have the Art Teacher's phone number and I will call her after Spring break after she recovers from her surgery and tell her what happened.