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    What makes a Good Technician?

    What makes a Good Technician? That is passionate... but also includes Legal Practices, Health and Safety... Just been asked by a member of staff.

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    Smile

    the ability of not telling the users they are numptys when you go to a machine that is not working and it has been turned off at the plug socket.

    smile and walk away.

    Don't panic

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    Superhuman control of the Fist-Of-Death!

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    The ability to be qualified in whatever subject the teacher has a degree in as well as the our own subject (IT)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveMurphy View Post
    What makes a Good Technician? That is passionate... but also includes Legal Practices, Health and Safety... Just been asked by a member of staff.

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    You of course cited yourself as a good example??

    Seriously, if anyone asked me that question, I'd answer rhetorically, "what qualities would you look for in deciding what makes a good IT Technician?", based on the fact you would perhaps be bias in your answer.

    I know you should never answer a question with a question, but if they don't see the qualities in you/me that they consider makes a good IT Technician, then I'd be quite miffed.

    I'd not ask a teacher what makes a good teacher because it implies that they perhaps aren't a good teacher as their qualities as a teacher don't make it obvious what a good one is.

    I hope that makes sense?

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    Cheers, I've got to make a Powerpoint for the class :O

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    are you going to use what we say (that would be a powerpoint worth watching)

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    Quote Originally Posted by round2it View Post
    are you going to use what we say (that would be a powerpoint worth watching)
    I certainly would! At least, I'd mention "people skills", i.e. having the patience of a saint!

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    Mind reading is quite important too.

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    not allowing the member of staff to realise you have NO idea what the problem is or how it was caused, and that your running off to google/edugeek it in the safety of your office...

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    The ability to memorise all answers to every question you will ever be asked including but not limited to usernames, passwords, encryption keys, folder & file locations..... the list goes on!!

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    The patience of a saint, the hide of a rhinoceros ...

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    Courage under fire, own supply of crystal balls, mind reading, teleportation (or the ability to be in at least 3 places at once with no advance notice), cloak of invisibility, coffee machine?

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