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    Finding an email address?

    Hi there,
    Got a problem, due to the fact that I am being made redundant in July (which is a whole other story!!! Didn't know you could have a school our size without any technicians but still!!!!) I am in the process of updating my CV and filling out redeployment forms. I need to add the head from the last school that I worked at, but he has retired, I have his snail mail address and a phone number (both are ex-directory) but they also ask for email (for speed) I cannot find it, tried Googling 'find email address' but either have to pay a fortune or it doesn't do what it says on the label, anyone any ideas where I could possibly find it. Can anyone help PLEASE?
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    If you have the number just phone him up and ask him for it?

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    could ring the old school he was at ask if anybody knows it aswell?

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    @ Pete10141748 Tried a few times over the last week, but never anyone in and no answer machine....Poss on holiday (what else is retirement for! )
    @ Neon Tried that too, that's where I got address & phone number from, but didn't have current email!

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    As he has retired - you need to get another member of the senior management team at that school - they should have records of your work there and surely someone knows you?
    You can explain that the head has retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    As he has retired - you need to get another member of the senior management team at that school - they should have records of your work there and surely someone knows you?
    You can explain that the head has retired.
    This would be my option too - let the guy/gal enjoy his/her retirement and get some other senior manager to do the reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    As he has retired - you need to get another member of the senior management team at that school - they should have records of your work there and surely someone knows you?
    You can explain that the head has retired.
    Exactly, if you're after an employers reference it should be directed at the current head. After all he won't even have access to the information they want.

    If you're looking for a personal reference it would be foolish to give the details of someone you can't track down yourself. You'll look like a prize turnip if it turns out he's moved or even worse died.

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    Thanx.....
    @witch & Hightower...... There are no SMT left there (was Junior school) and believe it or not all teaching staff have moved on too!! only some support staff & school secretary left there that know me. They won't be to give me what the people are looking for.
    @ K.C.Leblanc, I can track him he's alive and kicking just can't get in touch at the mo and need info now.

    Appreciate the fact that he should be left to enjoy his retirement, but the have specifically asked for LAST employer as well as most recent. And as stated above there is no-one left there who can help!

    Thanx to you all for your advice, would appear that there isn't an answer, other than wait till he comes back.

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    The head isn't your last employer, the school is. So you contact the school and they handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    The head isn't your last employer, the school is. So you contact the school and they handle it.
    They must have procedures in place for references - how long ago are we talking anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    They must have procedures in place for references - how long ago are we talking anyway?
    It was 7 years last January. The head left the following July, and slowly most of the staff moved on or retired over the next 4/5 years. As I said there isn't one teacher still there that was there when I was, (Although I interviewed most of them for their current jobs!! Now then.......Could I use a little blackmail?!?!? ). Not to worry, I'll just make a reference to it on my CV/redeployment forms and they can decide what to do. Thanks again to all who have answered.

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    How big is the school you are in? Are they getting rid of all technical support?

    Best of luck finding alternative work.

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    We have an admission limit of 1000 but only have 720 on role at the moment. But have 12 IT Suites, 500+ comps, Not including teachers SIMS computers in every classroom, 80+ whiteboards, 60+ teachers laptops + anything else that has a plug on it. I am the only technician. There is and ITDirector/Network manager who will now have to do everything he used to do, plus all the new stuff (meeting etc for BSF) and then all my jobs too!! As I said in another post.... I hope he has somewhere the brush will fit. Thanks for your good luck wishes.

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    We have an admission limit of 1000 but only have 720 on role at the moment.
    This appears to be the major problem at present, plus some staff pressing for large annual payrises that eventually become unsustainable. If that's your little daughter in your avatar, then I don't expect you want to be out of work for long. Let's hope it all works out for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    If that's your little daughter in your avatar, then I don't expect you want to be out of work for long.
    She is actually my very special grand-daughter (In more ways than one.....Check out my profile) But I am a young(-ish) granny!!!! So thank you very much, I'll take it as a huge compliment Thanks again for the good luck wishes.

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