General Chat Thread, What makes a Good Technician? in General; Project an aura of calmness, even if you're placing secretly placing bets on when the wheels will fly off. 99% ...
25th November 2009, 02:25 PM #16
Project an aura of calmness, even if you're placing secretly placing bets on when the wheels will fly off. 99% of the time you can solve the problem just by making the end-user slow down and think about what they're doing.
To be able to distinguish the difference between "network manager is grumpy, but won't mind visitors asking questions" and "network manager has a strong urge to defenstrate someone and isn't currently picky about who".
Successfully* manage the Y7 kid who's just walked through the door, looking fearful and about to burst into tears because $random_teacher has unwittingly put the fear of us into his Y7 class through an off-hand comment.
Aura of computer-fixyness. aka "It's started working now you're here".
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25th November 2009, 02:25 PM #17
As said (moaned) in a previous thread. The ability to tell when a problem has happened without actually been told about it.
25th November 2009, 02:36 PM #18
Knows how to work, maintain & train others on anything with more than one button or a plug?
25th November 2009, 02:39 PM #19
and to add to the comments a large sense of humour as well
25th November 2009, 02:43 PM #20
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The key skill is a willingness to troubleshoot and work through issues
25th November 2009, 02:50 PM #21
.....and good problem solving skills.
25th November 2009, 02:52 PM #22
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I laughed! So true.
Originally Posted by BandyQuill
25th November 2009, 03:38 PM #23
The ability to keep calm under pressure, have confidence, be happy, common sense, as well as some technical knowledge of course
Not all of those are easy, its sometimes hard to stay in a good mood after stopping something quite important to walk right the way across a site to switch a plug on but its a good skill to have
People skills are so important though, I've met a few technicians in my time, or had people moaning about techs at their place of work, who are so grumpy or have the 'im so much better than you' attitude, or just lack common sense, it doesnt matter how much knowledge they have, they get on peoples nerves and staff end up not wanting help from them!
Last edited by sidewinder; 25th November 2009 at 03:40 PM.
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26th November 2009, 09:38 AM #24
I vote for this one
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
26th November 2009, 02:09 PM #25
I'm definatly the type without the common sense :P
Originally Posted by sidewinder
26th November 2009, 02:24 PM #26
Ability to think outside the space where a box would exist, if we could afford one
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26th November 2009, 02:33 PM #27
The steely eyes of Margaret Thatcher
The intelligence of Stephen Hawkin
The serene calmness of the pope
The arms of an octopus
The mind controls of a jedi
The shoulders of Thor
The multi-tasking skills of a female
Need I say more?
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DaveMurphy (2nd December 2009)
26th November 2009, 02:35 PM #28
predictive ability of Nostradamus
Originally Posted by KWestos
26th November 2009, 02:35 PM #29
Ability to turn the words being said to you in what appears to be English into the actual words that should have been said to you e.g
The whiteboard isn't working
The projector isn't working.
The whiteboard isn't working at all
I have a message on the screen saying please clean filter.
The internet is not working in Class 3
Coxhoe website is slow
26th November 2009, 02:35 PM #30
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