agree with Butuz on ICT Techies
First of all I would like to say that Butuz was very true in terms of leadership and ict technicians.
I work in a school where by no one has the slightest clue about ICT. My role is like of a 1 st line support. All network issues are dealt by me and only me.
What training do I get through the school? CCNA with a company that charges nothing and has pass rate to almost 5%. Interesting? I've just started!
Management think that all hardware / software problems are easy to solve. In fact they almost believed that computers install / fix / work automatically. No need for HUMANS...wow!
Plans for ICT? Please don't even try going there...I've had suggestions from SLM that even a IT pro would reply...Are you guys feeling okay?
My pay is like what Butuz said...Receptionist. The demand for solutions is ever increasing. Innovation / new ideas are smudged with me trying to explain management how to improve ict. It's like talking to a brick wall in fact its like talking to a parrot who can't stop repeating what you have just said.
But lets get serious on the issue of BSF.
1...If the school signs the contract with BSF on refurb / new build / new ICT suites etc...then the condition which includes Technician being TUPED is forced and implemented whether or not the technician likes it or not...
This is what Ramesys says about TUPE contract for Technicians:
If you do not join Ramesys (managed Service) then it will be as if you volenter for resignation from your current post. You can not see this as a unfair dismissal.
Now you tell me what choice does a person like myself have when confronted with words like this?
over and out