Substitute teaching experience, not suitable for any human
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Meadville, PA – May 22, 2019
I was with Kelly for a few years as a substitute teacher, with hopes of getting a full-time position at a school around me, but that never happened.
As a substitute teacher, it's up to you to fill in for teachers who are sick or who can't come in to work. Everyone knows this. They are treated unfairly and sometimes inhumanly by students and staff alike. While the job itself isn't always too taxing, be prepared to take an emotional beating as the lowest on the totem pole.
Pay is easily the worst part of the job. It all depends on which districts you're working for and how much they pay. The districts themselves pay a decent rate (around $110-$120 per day in my area), but Kelly takes about half of that money, leaving you with something right around minimum wage.
"You get to set your own hours" is something that is often proudly stated by the company, which is technically true, but work is not always available every day, so you're lucky to work 4 days a week. Compound that with the incredibly low pay rate and you've got a job that absolutely no one can expect to live off of. I worked here right out of college (B.S. in Education), and I'm sad to say that, thanks to them, I've gone nowhere in the years I've been here.