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    tight staff

    i get so angry when staff come and say 'my pen drive has been lost/stolen/damaged.... can i have one?'

    they are £5 from play, go and get one!!!

    i paid for my own.... you earn more,

    if the school supplied the staff with their own it would cost a lot .... go, run, play.com, do it nowww

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    I have had staff demand a larger HDD in their laptop as they've filled it up with personal pictures/music/video.

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    Surely school should supply them if they are needed for the job?

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    Not really needed for their job though - this is the reason they're given laptops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maark View Post
    Surely school should supply them if they are needed for the job?
    Your office keys are needed for your job, but if you left them in a pub you wouldn't expect the school to roll over and replace them just like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    I have had staff demand a larger HDD in their laptop as they've filled it up with personal pictures/music/video.
    Don't even get me started on iTunes!!! We have this continuously where their whole music collections end up on our network. TIS ILLEGAL PEOPLE, KEEP IT AT HOME PLZKTHX!

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    The way I see it is, if they need them then that is what their departmental budget is for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gibbo_ap View Post
    i get so angry when staff come and say 'my pen drive has been lost/stolen/damaged.... can i have one?'
    Did you keeps a back up of any of the data on the network? No? Oh, dear - now you know why school policy is NOT to use pen drives for data storage.

    Doesn't matter how meny times they loose thier schemes of work *some* teachers will never learn!

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    @all:

    Hopefully within the next 2 years i hope to do away with USB pendrives and the like as they will be able to get their desktop from home, in doing so it will also eradicate the need for the laptops which they feel are a part of the job description (no! No! NO! laptop scheme for teachers ended 4 years ago now BUY YOUR OWN!!!).

    I could ask for all kinds of equipment to fulfil my role but it is not necessary for me to have it.

    What a job where all you have to do is ask and when you get refused stamp your feet and scweem and scweem and make yourself sick hehe!! I can you know

    Enjoy your 6 weeks holiday and keep out of my way for the duration of that time and whatever you do................................................ ......DON'T WISH ME HAPPY HOLIDAYS unless you already know that I don't get them and your taking the p**s!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bossman View Post
    Hopefully within the next 2 years i hope to do away with USB pendrives and the like as they will be able to get their desktop from home, in doing so it will also eradicate the need for the laptops which they feel are a part of the job description (no! No! NO! laptop scheme for teachers ended 4 years ago now BUY YOUR OWN!!!).
    I know of at least one member of staff (now "moved up" in the LEA) who would see that as a reason for the school to provide both a home computer and network connection (and probably a printer too).

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    Err have you got a PSU for my school laptop, its broken. Can you get one yesterday? Err who earns more than me, who has broken it, err you have.

    I have a similar (hint) model to your laptop, mine works fine, not broken, mangled bent, etc and it works fine.

    As for USB, err what is the storage area on your computer for then? Use the VLE, its much safer for crist sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maark View Post
    Surely school should supply them if they are needed for the job?
    part of my jd is to keep a breast of current news and dev, so i build a new computer costing over 1k, i didnt ask for that back, i would have been told to f-off.

    the old head of it get brought a pc every 4-5 years

    i needed a pen drive for work/home so i paid for one,

    i needed lots of pen drives for builds - i got school to pay.

    rant/

    sorry im really hot today and brain fubar

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    @LeMarchand:

    It would be entirely up to the individual but as the use of USB storage devices would be banned in the school by the SLT as it creates the easy transfer of data off the network.

    So if they don't want to use the VDI solution from home then they will have to do all their work at school hehe!! Sorted!

    With the advent of the VDI solution we can sort so that data cannot be taken off the network without permission and an audit trail setup for those that have permission.

    All part of the "Safeguarding Model" which the school wishes to enforce rigidly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gl3nnym View Post
    Don't even get me started on iTunes!!!
    I have a policy regarding iTunes:

    The school does not hold the licenses for the music so, I see it... I delete it.

    Draconian measures away!!!! :-)

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    USB sticks are a right pain. If people aren't losing them, they're sticking them in the wrong sockets, bringing the wrong one, breaking them, storing work only on one of them, having them full of viruses etc... There's no need for them, we provide a sharepoint system, we provide email, we provide a VLE, we provide laptops, we provide centralised, backed up storage.

    Why should we have to fund dozens of mini-disasters in the making?

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