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    New teacher being given laptop by one of the techs the other day.

    Teacher: “So, is this one of those battery operated laptops then?”
    Tech: “...yes”
    Teacher: “So it never plugs into the mains then?”
    Tech: “...yes, to charge the battery"
    Teacher: “O, I see”

    ...Me: *hiding behind screen so he can't see my laughing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    That is, indeed, VERY worrying
    Now you see why I don't believe that there is no gender bias in IT I'm a blonde young woman, he's a man who's been "in IT"* most of his working life


    * For "in IT", please read "He's been an IT Teacher"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by solitaire89 View Post
    Now you see why I don't believe that there is no gender bias in IT I'm a blonde young woman, he's a man who's been "in IT"* most of his working life


    * For "in IT", please read "He's been an IT Teacher"...
    Ah - but that explains it...why do schools think IT teachers are necessarily the right people to be NMs? (yes garethedmondson I know YOU are -but you are the exception!)

    I don't have an NM - there's just me, but the head of ICT is nominally my boss - he wouldnt dream of muscling in on my patch - and he knows very little about the network infrastructure anyway.
    But we work well together because he knows about things that I don't such as VLEs and webby/media-y stuff, and he listens when I tell him what we need to do to make the system better.

    He is also somewhat younger and a bit shorter than me, and that helps!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post

    He is also a bit shorter than me, and that helps!!
    I'd better buy some taller heels then What a good excuse for another pair of shoes [/GIRLY-NESS]

    I agree about the teacher and NM thing (and yes, I know there are exceptions to every rule! ), put it this way - You can be the best driving instructor in the world. It doesn't make you a car mechanic.

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