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    Tasks put off due to lack of time

    Is there any jobs / tasks which you have all put off due to lack of time, but always planned to catch up on at some point?

    I'm just going through old summer / easter job lists which I make for myself, and the amount of things such as equipment cleaning / checking which has not been completed since is crazy... purely due to time constraints!

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    yeah - recabling our cab's... gonna make a start during feb half term.. then more in easter half term (which, thanks to Salford, is actually 2 WEEKS after easter! )

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    Recabling our cabs too. But I have now put it down as our summer job for this year - so am getting specifically funded to do it too, ie. buying new cables to replace the random dodgy ones that exist everywhere and removing the 5m cables that go 4 inches between a patch panel and a switch.

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    Projector cleaning is the main one here. It's difficult to get in an clean them when they are in constant use during my normal hours. Infact, cleaning of any equipment in the classrooms in general is a pain.

    Rob

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB_NI View Post
    Is there any jobs / tasks which you have all put off due to lack of time, but always planned to catch up on at some point?

    I'm just going through old summer / easter job lists which I make for myself, and the amount of things such as equipment cleaning / checking which has not been completed since is crazy... purely due to time constraints!
    sorting out install CD's and copying them to a network share is always something i earmark for a spare couple of hours, but always manage to find something better to do

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    Updating network documentation so that someone can pick up the pieces if I fall under a bus.....

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    What network documentation :S :\???

    Still have that on my to-do list.

    I was lucky that the last Network manager stayed on here for a year on a "consultancy" role a day a week .

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    Cleaning
    Oh, and checking the state of the abused wireless laptops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH View Post
    Cleaning
    Oh, and checking the state of the abused wireless laptops!
    ours have started picking the rubber screw hole covers off the wireless laptops.

    Why... Whyyyy

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    creating updated images
    configuring port trunking
    setting up a virtual adapator on server
    iwb rooms cabling check
    security marking all equiptment
    software deployment
    developing intranet
    configuring gpos for admin network
    watching train signal labs 1-24 (thus gaining knowledge required to administrate more efficienetly (school kindly bought these for us to save us going out on courses! (my idea!)
    printer mainetance (all 60+)
    stock take (inventory update)
    learn how to use the activ votes that I won at BETT 2006
    comms cabinet cabling tidy up
    update patch panel diagrams
    site port status -testing
    shall i go on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by greenfieldsupport View Post
    What network documentation :S :\???
    The network documentation I inherited when I took the job is all of two pages of A4......... it is barely more than a map of the school showing cabinets and the location (allegedly) of all of the network points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveB_NI View Post
    Is there any jobs / tasks which you have all put off due to lack of time, but always planned to catch up on at some point?
    Apart from the ironing... ?

    Oh, you mean IT jobs

    There's that pile of useful hardware type things in my room - I need to find what does and doesn't work

    The pile of software CDs - what's useful and what isn't - file appropriately

    Getting to the bottom of exactly why BBC Schools website causes IE to crash intermittently

    Just about everything the Pre-School lands in my In-Tray

    I have actually sorted out the catalogue heap - it went in the recyling box in its entirety! They'll send me more!

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