Today was a perfect example of the flaws in the sub-placement system I work with, some of which I mentioned yesterday.
I got the call for today's job at 4am this morning. The (automated) system says the teacher's name, but it wasn't one that I recognized, even though I'm in that school quite often. When I wake up again a couple hours later, I get online to check out the job. It's at this point that I read the teacher's note, "this position requires a person well versed in Lifting and Training and capable of managing 38 semi-independent teenagers."
The second part is easy enough, but I don't know anything about "Lifting and Training." (On a side note, I love that he capitalized those two words.) I suppose this is partly my fault, for not getting up at 4am to check the job boards. If I had, I would have seen that the same school had two other openings today, both of which ended up not being filled. I would have much rather been the band teacher, for whom I had to cover for an hour.