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General Chat Thread, How much (if any) downtime do you get - Honestly! in General; Just curious how much time you get in a normal working week where you find yourself very little to do. ...
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    How much (if any) downtime do you get - Honestly!

    Just curious how much time you get in a normal working week where you find yourself very little to do.

    I've had a very busy past 2 weeks but this week i'm struggling to occupy myself with work. I know there's always the dreaded documentation to get through..

    I have plenty on next week but have just ran out of useful and productive things to do for today and tomorrow.

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    I can't remember the last time I had nothing to do!

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    What is this 'nothing to do' thing you speak of??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I can't remember the last time I had nothing to do!
    Its not something that happens very often, well this probably could be the first time. but hey..

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    I'm sat here on Edugeek now because, touch wood, everything is working at peak efficiency and there's not a lot to do at the moment. Same applies to yesterday. This will be the first time it's been quiet since we returned in September.

    When things are quiet like this I default to monitoring activity on the network, making sure everyone is behaving. As much as I like a break it does get a bit boring, and theres only so much of Edugeek that one can read!

    I realise I've just jinxed everything and there will probably be a massive rush now...

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    There is always something to do, especially for me. I rely on everything running smoothly so I can do all my SIMs stuff such as assessment etc.

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    I actually don't have much immediate stuff to do as we have Ofsted and everyone is avoiding using technology!
    If I do get 'downtime' then I use it to look into things for the future like Helpdesks or network monitoring - things like that

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    normally just the amount of time it takes the server to reboot (most schools i work in only have 1 curric server and i generally dont touch admin) though i did have one school (and my only one with 2 servers) go down for about 3 days as it decided to lunch the global catsalogue and i ended up having to rebuild everything new domain rebuilt almost all the pcs and both servers and startred from scratch. On the plus side its a new dopmain im not carrying over any old bits someone else put on 5 years ago and that i haddnt seen

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    I have three schools to manage, there is no downtime

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    In my current job, none. Right now I have 7 open tickets to deal with and 24 items on my to-do list. That's actually significantly down from the start of term.

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    Downtime = grab a cup of coffee and a trip to the loo quickly!

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    I don't get downtime either, but this week has been strangely quiet. Prepping for the big crash next week now. Or something similar. Paranoia is setting in.

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    If your school is anything like mine then sometimes there can be so much to do you just donít know where to start.

    I've been doing this job for 10 years now and my advice is to appreciate the quieter moments, we all know there arenít that many of them. Catch up on your paperwork or read that technical manual instead of taking it home to read.

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    What is this mythical downtime? I have a to-do list that only ever seems to get longer <sigh>.

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    Maybe the answer to this question could be best answered by Zero_Hour looking at the average time we spend on edugeek during hours?

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