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    Offices

    Anyone got 1?????

    I don't mean the stupid little holes that we are shoved in - has anyone got a proper 1??

    Anyone have any suggestions on how me and my manager can even get a desk in ours? We have to work on computers stacked on a load of paper boxes.

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    Re: Offices

    Health and safety.

    You should have a place to work at (desk) and somewhere to repair equipment at - workstation/workshop style furniture.

    They are actually legally obliged to do this, it's not optional. Either call your local authority's health and safety people to get your workplace inspected or mention it to your managers, it's shocking that you're having to work like that.

    If you're a member of a union it's time to call them in.

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    Health and Safety.

    You work with computers. All day. Which means they must conform to the sitting position you see all over the place.

    We're lucky we got one when the new building was stuck on, enough room for a stack of shelves, filing cabinet, 3 large desks, 3 small desks and us.

    Has about 8 computers (one of which is a server) and a 13 disk duplicator.

    The main servers are in their own room next door but one.

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    Re: Offices

    Snap on the first line.

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    heads rolled when health saftey seen me and nm squezzed in to a shoe box. We now have an ok office. only problem we have now is the heat the servers give off. no chance of air con

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    Re: Offices

    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful
    Snap on the first line.
    slightly different you safety had a capital S.

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    Re: Offices

    I have a snug little room. No windows but a skylight. No fixed heating but I have a fan heater that brings it up to a nice temperature in a couple of nano-seconds. My biggest problem. Kids knocking on my door to see if I have any jobs that need doing and staff knocking on my door with jobs that need doing. I don't mind the kids.

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    I live in the IT Suite. Which doubles up as a classroom in the mornings and then IT lessons all afternoon. No peace at all

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    Re: Offices

    I've got a tiny office that I share with our Health & Safety manager (who's on a 0.2 week). It's got legal cubic metre space for 2 people, according to our H&S, but most of it's vertical! Still we have 2 desks and just have to be tidy (not natural for either of us!) It's cosy, but not as snug as the cubby hole the server's crammed into behind the photocopier!

    The main problem is that the teachers seem to think the office is another cupboard and we regularly relocate stuff that gets dumped on it's minute floor.(Straight into the nearest classrooms)... I'm still working on a lock for the door!

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    Re: Offices

    We have 2 offices and then a room for the rack

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    Re: Offices

    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40
    The main problem is that the teachers seem to think the office is another cupboard and we regularly relocate stuff that gets dumped on it's minute floor.(Straight into the nearest classrooms)... I'm still working on a lock for the door!
    I find this happens a lot where I work too, even though its the IT suite, people just seem to think if it doesn't fit anywhere else, dump it in there! I got into work this morning to find 3 CD players, a bunch of shoe boxes and about 5 used coffee cups! :?

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    Re: Offices

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    We have 2 offices and then a room for the rack
    Show off!

    Our PTA were sorting out stuff for the Christmas Fair as I left today. I dread to think what wil be in the ICT Suite and my office in the morning!

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    Re: Offices

    I share an office with the teacher in charge of e-Learning. The 2 technicians have an office between them and we have a seperate room for the server room.

    This only came into place in September as I moved to the new build and the 2 technicians moved into my old office. Most of the stuff was removed and its a decent size for 2 people - we wouldn't be able to fit 3 in however.

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    Re: Offices

    Well I'm leaving a weeks time but in the new school whoever takes over from me will have a 30m2 office (albeit triangular!) and a 25m2 server room all to themselves, although I have strongly recommended adding a technician as there's simply too much work here for someone to do when they're also meant to be developing ICT use in the school..

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    Re: Offices

    We will be getting a nice new office soon, then we will also use our existing office as our build room

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