Congratulations good luck on your first day.
* i take it you just found someone who you will be working with? i.e. Richard
As with others i'd say watch 'them' do it all and take notes, but later on, you do it and make them watch you, as there are always little foibles that you'll miss until you do it yourself.
I started this job here when I was 22 and had a month or so transition period with the predecessor. It was invaluable really, as every network has its own foibles and the like.
So, I'd recommend spending the first few weeks just reading and watching.
Then, you can start doing things and changing things to the ways you're used to (without upsetting others of course).
Grats on the new job. Don't lurk here, become involved.
I will say not to make any changes to the network for the first 3 months at least until you are sure of all the ins and outs. Use your tech colleagues at the school. Take them out for fish and chips and a natter away from the school for an hour to cement friendships / good working skills. Get the lowdown from them, but don't be afraid to ask for help and also don't be afraid to ask them to do jobs as you are there to manage them.
Don't stress too much over any problems. If it's doing my noggin in then leave it to the next day. I usually sleep on it and then answer comes to me (weird but true).
Be polite to all staff, even if they do stink at being polite back to you. You are equal to them in all respects and don't forget that.
Main thing is to enjoy the job. I do this by brining new innovations to the school here.
Thanks for all the tips everyone
As a lot of you have suggested/mentioned, I'm planning on observing for a while and seeing how the current system works before starting to even think about improvements and changes. And don't worry about me lurking - I'm sure I'm going to be needing advice on lots of different things, so expect to hear more from me in the coming months!
Congrats on the new job.
Congrats on the new job,
Oli must have moved on to pastures new.
I have worked in Education IT before?
Pop along to the Network Manager Forums East Sussex have they are always interesting for either content but more for the face to the name.
Which other NM job did you go for?
The other job was Ratton in Eastbourne.
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