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    Overtime

    I have heard rumours of staff being paid overtime. I always thought overtime was a mythical creature talked about in hushed tones late at night whilst wondering if you will ever get out of the office and see your wife.

    So come on has anyone working for an LEA ever managed to get overtime for themselves or more importantly for their techs? I am amazed that staff seem to expect low paid techs to work late for them.

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    Never had any problems in previous job with overtime for me or my team.

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    It is normally only something that the Headteacher can authorise - but yes, I've had it in my technician days and have arranged it before for staff.

    What we / I tend to do these days is kind of "unofficial" flexi-time. If any significant "overtime" is worked, then they can have that time off on a Friday or something - in some ways it's more preferable to pay.

    For low paid techies on term-time contracts it's definately something that should be claimed one way or another.

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    I sanction the overtime for my team - if I need them to stop back and they are willing to do so they will get paid for it.

    Not double time or anything just the standard rate - they can also take time of in lieu if necessary rather than overtime. They tend to like the £££'s though - don't blame them

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    Over-wat?! I've had it a bit 2 schools ago which was much appreciated and un-expected but I was greatful, but not much used now tbh. Time off in lieu is the buzz word.

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    Yeah our ICT director always insists that we claim for any overtime worked. I personally only claim when its 2 hours or more. I find it preferable to go home early sometime that week where possible. If its not possible I don't mind doing the odd hour or so for free as I know whenever I've had trouble the school are very accommodating.

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    Overtime is something that is expected of you else you are failing in your duties.

    (This was a public service broadcast made by the Peoples Republic of Educationa)

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