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    Re: Working Hours

    I work 8:30 to 16:30 except friday i finish at 16:00 I only take work home with me once in a blue moon and I always get paid the overtime. I'm studying towards mcse 2k3 so no time to geek around with work stuff

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    Re: Working Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by StewartKnight
    I pretty much come and go as I please!
    Lucky you.

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    Re: Working Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder
    My hours are 8.30 - 4.30
    I dont normally come in any earlier but I normally stay till nearer 5

    Even then I get sarky comments as im locking up at 4.55 - "hard day was it" "clocking off early are you"
    NO ive worked over my bloody hours already...should I say the same about you when you dont work through the holidays
    It just shows how anal teachers can be - particularly middled aged teachers or staff who've only ever worked in schools and have no experience of the 'outside world'. There's no sense of proportion, no ability to work within teams - whereas IT staff have either worked in the corporate sector where there are REAL bottom line pressures. You know the type that can affect whether a whole department gets made redundant. Or IT staff who have the experience of working in a small team in the school, where they very much rely on each other to get jobs done.

    Teachers, heads, and some site management and admin staff should seriously get a clue.

    As for me, I work 8:30-4:30 sometimes go earlier. Very rarely stay later than that - most tasks can be accomplished within the working day (although I post on here far too much and if I took fewer fag breaks I could be a hell of a lot more productive). Used to spend a lot of hours at home doing 'geeky stuff'. But now I'm married that kind of thing is less of a priority. But truth be told there aren't enough hours in the day to learn what I'd like to learn. Therefore for that reason, and the difficulty of staying on top of technology changes I intend to specialise in a particular area at some point in the future - could be a sharepoint guru, voip, storage consultant...not sure yet but whatever keeps me interested the most. Also depends on what the going rates are .

    Would stay self-study should be incorporated into your development plan as a few hours a week or month should be spent on this during working hours. That doesn't stop you from self-studying at home. But it means that you're not forced to self-study at home because the hours are there during the working week for these tasks (and outside of lunch breaks). If you earn under 20K you're seriously not earning enough to work through a lunch or to take too much of your work home with you. I should know, been there, done that, have the hair loss to prove it.

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    Re: Working Hours

    what can I say, it's a great school to work for and it's in a rural town in the Lake District, so the views and standard of living are top notch!

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    Re: Working Hours

    2 types of teachers.

    teacher 1- has always worked in schools and therefore has no people communication skills. sometimes i think it should be them that does pshe and not the kids.

    teacher 2 - has worked in industry and has life experience with comunicating with diffrent people. Who appreciate how hard things can be at times and know when to be patient and are always extremely greatfull.

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    Re: Working Hours

    I'm meant to start at 8.30 and finish at 4.30 with an hour dinner.

    In reality I get in between 8 and half past, sometimes get an hour uninterrupted dinner but not often and leave at whatever time past 4 depending when I got in, so say I get in at 8.17 I leave at 4.17.

    Oh, finish at 3 on a Friday )

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    Re: Working Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by MrHappy
    2 types of teachers.

    teacher 1- has always worked in schools and therefore has no people communication skills. sometimes i think it should be them that does pshe and not the kids.

    teacher 2 - has worked in industry and has life experience with comunicating with diffrent people. Who appreciate how hard things can be at times and know when to be patient and are always extremely greatfull.
    Well put, they're often very easy to spot as well!
    Our recently promoted head of IT is from industry, the (positive) difference is already noticeable. I'm very grateful for her support in helping plan the IT for the move to our new school next year

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    At the moment I'm on a 3 day, 24hr week. Along with 2 days garden leave from my other school until the 31st December when I'm made redundant.

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    Re: Working Hours

    My contacted hours are 08:30 to 16:15 with a 15 break and 1hour 15mins Dinner.

    Sometimes I would come in earlier and finish earlier and visa versa.
    I also gave up some of my dinner to support students in certain projects then one day I left I got back from dinner a bit late.

    The head got me in his office and threatend me with a warning. From that I vowed never to work 1 minute more than I should.

    I now arrive at work at 08:30 and leave exact on 16:15.

    I think there needs to be a bit of give and take with the hours but the head at my school is a total arse so I refuse to do anything more than my contact says.

    He leaves at the end of the year anyways so good bye

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    Re: Working Hours

    Which rural town in the Lake District Stewart?

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    Re: Working Hours

    I use public transport to make my way to work. sometimes im 10 minutes late but my boss is ok with it. I dont really take a break during the day, so that makes up for it.

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    Re: Working Hours

    I work what my contract says I work - sometimes I'm in a bit early or stay a bit late, other days I leave early or take longer lunches, but it all averages out.

    The evenings are my time for my own interests. Research and self-study I do on school hours (although as a geek I do some reading at home, but that's for my personal interest in technology not to directly benefit the school). I'm not a jobsworth, but I'm not a mug either and I have a life outside of these walls.

    If your workload cannot be managed within your contracted hours, then the school needs to respond to this, not you. The solution is not for you to put in extra hours for free, but for the school to employ more staff, reduce your areas of responsibility or adjust the timescales which they expect of you.

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    Re: Working Hours

    you after my job cooke monster???

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    Re: Working Hours

    Quote Originally Posted by NickJones
    If your workload cannot be managed within your contracted hours, then the school needs to respond to this, not you. The solution is not for you to put in extra hours for free, but for the school to employ more staff, reduce your areas of responsibility or adjust the timescales which they expect of you.
    I could'nt agree more, you know what your talking about.

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    Re: Working Hours

    mon, tues, wed and fri 8:30 - 4:30
    thurs 8 - 4

    but usually each day is 8:00 - 5:30

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