+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
General Chat Thread, I got a present! in General; I know this is a bit pathetic, and that some of you get lots and lots of gifts from teachers, ...
  1. #1

    witch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Dorset
    Posts
    11,359
    Thank Post
    1,396
    Thanked 2,406 Times in 1,692 Posts
    Rep Power
    708

    I got a present!

    I know this is a bit pathetic, and that some of you get lots and lots of gifts from teachers, staff and students, but....
    Apart from a present from my immediate boss at Christmas, I never get anything from staff or SMT as well as no acknowledgement of my contribution to the school - either school.

    But...just now the head of Year 4 brought me a lovely hand made card and some chocs from all of Year 4. She was very complimentary about my work here (have been here since Christmas) and I feel quite tearful. Such a small thing, but it make all the difference to me.
    I shall go home happy.....

  2. #2
    Kaz
    Kaz is offline
    Kaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Buckinghamshire
    Posts
    7
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Thats great to be appreciated. We never get anything here xx

  3. #3
    TwoZeroAlpha's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Colchester, Essex
    Posts
    474
    Thank Post
    69
    Thanked 68 Times in 54 Posts
    Rep Power
    35
    I got some choccies from the HOD, but not holding my breath for much else from the school. Finance dept kind of got me air-con installed yesterday so I'm happy with that

  4. #4

    Little-Miss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    5,566
    Thank Post
    2,384
    Thanked 754 Times in 462 Posts
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    544
    Oh my goodness thats lovely. I've just been winding the office staff up because they've all been given a small gift from a child.

    I said stuff the "Thank you teacher" cards....where are the "Thank you Technician" or "Thank you Network Manager"?....Pah!

  5. #5

    sparkeh's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    6,794
    Thank Post
    1,290
    Thanked 1,656 Times in 1,110 Posts
    Blog Entries
    22
    Rep Power
    507
    Thats nice

    I never get anything...although I did just get the money to spend on CC4 and managed wireless so I'm happy

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Derbyshire
    Posts
    1,381
    Thank Post
    181
    Thanked 211 Times in 171 Posts
    Rep Power
    65
    I got given a "No, I will not fix your computer" t-shirt by a TA a few weeks ago and a big bar of dairy milk from another TA last week. Funny how the people with the least money are the most forthcoming with presents!

  7. #7
    ahuxham's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,122
    Thank Post
    76
    Thanked 138 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by OutToLunch View Post
    I got given a "No, I will not fix your computer" t-shirt by a TA a few weeks ago and a big bar of dairy milk from another TA last week. Funny how the people with the least money are the most forthcoming with presents!
    They haven't fully adjusted to teacher mentality yet TA's are always wonderful, bubbly people, bit carefree and a good laugh, when they aren't TA's any more and amalgamate into the machine, they slowly slip off the scale year after year.

    I've been given a few things, mainly chocolates, wine and the such, don't expect it, but its always good, and saying that. I've never given anything back, apart from my Tesco Value Merry Christmas cards I printed and laminated, I did think it was funny.

  8. #8

    elsiegee40's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    11,193
    Thank Post
    1,806
    Thanked 2,217 Times in 1,635 Posts
    Rep Power
    802
    That's lovely witch. I got a bottle of rather nice sparkling wine from our new SENCO this year for bailing her out on a regular basis when she first joined.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    149
    Thank Post
    22
    Thanked 14 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    15
    One of my schools gave me a selection box of the Terry's Chocolate Orange range, me thinks it was left over from Christmas.

    My school today have given me a card with a fantastic personal message and a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2007 by Banrock Station. 3rd bottle since I started working here.

    I don't have the heart to tell them I don't like wine.

    But it will be drunk

  10. #10
    ButterflyMoon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Inside my own head
    Posts
    721
    Thank Post
    996
    Thanked 178 Times in 157 Posts
    Rep Power
    62
    Nowt here either!

  11. #11
    dalsoth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire
    Posts
    547
    Thank Post
    190
    Thanked 108 Times in 80 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    We had a few pressies........ laptops to rebuild for them over the holiday

  12. #12
    apoth0r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Northants
    Posts
    1,221
    Thank Post
    151
    Thanked 180 Times in 132 Posts
    Rep Power
    52
    We've been offered to come eat their buffets, which has gone down well
    Not too fussed about pressies, could do without the guilt of not getting them anything!
    Maybe a glass of wine at 3pm will do the trick

  13. #13
    leco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    West Yorkshire
    Posts
    2,026
    Thank Post
    595
    Thanked 125 Times in 119 Posts
    Rep Power
    41
    Know the feeling Witch - for the first time ever I got a pressie from the ICT Subject leader!!!! She said she couldn't do her job without me - which was very, very nice. Made me feel good anyway as I have got her out of a few fixes. Her card said thank you for my "gentle guidance" - mm not so sure about that one

  14. #14

    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Gwynedd
    Posts
    33
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Rep Power
    0
    Been given two bottles of wine unexpectedly! Nice to be appreciated

  15. #15
    ninjabeaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    1,089
    Thank Post
    182
    Thanked 100 Times in 88 Posts
    Rep Power
    46
    2 boxes of Celebrations here (now mostly devoured), a bottle of Merlot and 4 cans of Abbot ale.


    And............ Sausage and Chips yesterday.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Error no keyboard present press F1 to comtinue
    By lsheldon in forum Hardware
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 16th September 2012, 07:52 AM
  2. [Trade/Exchange] Unwanted / Un-needed Christmas Present Bazaar
    By RabbieBurns in forum Classified Adverts
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 26th December 2008, 07:59 AM
  3. EMBC past, present & future.
    By kmount in forum East Midlands Broadband Consortium (EMBC)
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 25th September 2008, 11:56 AM
  4. How to present a blog on the reception Plasma?
    By reggiep in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11th July 2008, 04:14 PM
  5. Run script if specific hardware present
    By djones in forum Scripts
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 14th March 2008, 03:50 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •