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    Let me in! I want to work!

    Don't worry this isn't going to be another addition to the imigration debate

    I got an email from the site team saying that the school will be only open for 5 days over the holidays. Well there goes my plan of works.

    Still, I suppose that's better than last year's two week lock-out

    It means I'm going to have be less ambitious about what I can do before term starts, probably SIMS and a few rebuilds.

    I know we all meant to aim for a better work/life balance but I would like some say in the matter

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    We've just had a battle to get the time over christmas off! You must be extreemly dedecated to your job and hats off to you. I enjoy my job, but there are limits and Christmas is the one time I really don't want to be at work! From this Friday I've got round to the 2nd January off which I'm really looking forward to!

    Still if there's work to be done, then needs must I suppose.

    Mike.

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    Two weeks off yippee and that wasn't easy to get - the school has got this stupido policy that there must be an IT Tech on site all the time. Who's gonna need technical support over the xmas break when the place is closed you muppets?! Saying that, the caretaker told me that one year they had a teacher come in on Boxing Day 'to pick up work'.........d'oh!

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    Quote Originally Posted by m2d2
    Don't worry this isn't going to be another addition to the imigration debate

    I got an email from the site team saying that the school will be only open for 5 days over the holidays. Well there goes my plan of works.

    Still, I suppose that's better than last year's two week lock-out

    It means I'm going to have be less ambitious about what I can do before term starts, probably SIMS and a few rebuilds.

    I know we all meant to aim for a better work/life balance but I would like some say in the matter
    I always leave my big projects for the summer break, that's probably why i'm so behind

    If I got paid double time overtime then i'd come in as it is the financial rewards don't exist....work-life-balance to me means work to have enough money to have a life and a positive bank balance

    see what i did there

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    I a keyholder! I'm always open up in the morning at just before 6:30. I find I can get shed-loads done before the mob arrive. Then I get away at 15:30. I find being able to go in as and when is great.

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    I'll be in one or 2 days during the holidays - school is closed from 25th December - 1st January inclusive though.

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer
    I a keyholder! I'm always open up in the morning at just before 6:30. I find I can get shed-loads done before the mob arrive. Then I get away at 15:30. I find being able to go in as and when is great.
    I am to, it makes things so much easier, I can just go in when I want and get stuff done.

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    Well we finish at noon tomorrow and that'll be it til 7th Jan - yippee!!

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    I have keys too for the occasions all the site staff are off.

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    I briefly had a master key but for some reason it was taken back with claims of 'FMSIS don't allow staff to have master keys, even the deputy head doesn't have one'.

    I pointed out that it is a major slap in the face to give it out, then as much as say 'we don't trust you, give it back'.

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    The teachers + kids are off this arvo.
    We techs get Xmas + Boxing day off, then 31st and New Years Day.
    However they make us use up one of our annual leave days for the 31st. How rude...

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    I finish today, move to a new job in January so I get 2 weeks off, up to the 7th.

    At my old school for the last 3 years, we usually got Xmas off because the school was shut. Still, and even though I would take Xmas off anyways, we are forced to take it off because the school is shut for the whole 2 weeks.

    This costs us a precious 7 days holiday which I think is outragious. Given the option, I would use the 7 days happily to take Xmas off, but because the option is not mine I feel that I shouldn't lose holidays for it.

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    The school is shut but I am forces to take my hols too... bummer. I would rather take 7 days another time, but whatever!

    Roll on the next few hours.... leaving at 1:30pm

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    thanks to the vpn comnnection, I can work from home while I try to resolve this
    http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...ick+start+menu

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    Re: Let me in! I want to work!

    Got 2 weeks off but we bank time for the Christmas hols (1 extra hour a week). Im remoting in to do some work but not alot.

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