General Chat Thread, Charging your mobile at work... in General; All employers have picky and silly technicalities. The reason most of them don't pull you up on every tiny technicality ...
15th September 2010, 02:30 PM #46
All employers have picky and silly technicalities. The reason most of them don't pull you up on every tiny technicality like minute amounts of electricity is A) They'd have no staff left for being unreasonable and B) Can they really be bothered to expend more effort on the extra paperwork?
Unfortunately there are still a few employers out there who will pull you up on the slightest silly thing! Luckily these are generally companies like certain large supermarkets who you probably don't want to work for.
15th September 2010, 02:31 PM #47
Sadly, only tea and biscuits...
Originally Posted by Korifugi
Did you never watch ThunderCats???
15th September 2010, 03:21 PM #48
A teacher here often brings his golf caddy battery in to charge and nearly every class has their own kettle, so I am not worried about what power I use in school!
15th September 2010, 03:24 PM #49
It reminds me of my school days, if the RE teacher and the IT Technician switched their kettles on at the same time IT room would go down.
Originally Posted by srochford
15th September 2010, 03:24 PM #50
charging a phone has nothing on leaving a projector on over night
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15th September 2010, 03:26 PM #51
Still happens here in areas with older electrics - someone puts a kettle on and the entire block goes down
Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc
15th September 2010, 04:12 PM #52
Not too long ago we had the problem of a dishwasher being turned on in the staffroom which caused an entire building (rather than just one tripswitch!) to have the electric killed, lights, sockets, everything! that was quickly fixed
Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc
15th September 2010, 04:26 PM #53
Seriously? I regularly charge my personal mobile at work, but then again I also charge my work mobile at home, I also have a laptop which i use at home - I sometimes even plug it in. Maybe I should bill the school for my electricity and internet.
Originally Posted by stevenewman
15th September 2010, 05:25 PM #54
Can I just say that this thread is of particular interest to me today as my phone has just died (due to me forgetting to charge it last night) and you've guessed it, I was waiting for a phone call at the end of work. If I had my charger with me I would have charged it, but because I forgot it, I dont have the option to wonder about taking electricity
15th September 2010, 06:22 PM #55
I don't care what volume of electricity it consumes that bloke is having a giraffe.
Originally Posted by yugo
As for mobiles and laptops - who cares, what goes around comes around. Most people use their personal mobile for work when they have to and those with work mobiles will have to charge them at home occasionally.
More interestingly has anyone here ever actually been asked to unplug a personal device - and if so what did they say??
15th September 2010, 06:29 PM #56
Well as a teacher I'm disgusted! We teachers never, ever take home pens, pencils, paper, labels, envelopes, folders, er what else? oh, yes, BluTak and Sellotape (they're always handy).
Originally Posted by tech_guy
15th September 2010, 06:29 PM #57
I only charge my phone at work, if they want me to use my electric they should pay me more.
15th September 2010, 06:30 PM #58
I have often thought of taking a UPS in and charging that beast for home use.
16th September 2010, 10:56 AM #59
Ah but PSU's are not efficient at low loads so by increasing the load slightly, you waste less electricity as heat!
Originally Posted by Hightower
PS This may not be scientifically accurate
Last edited by somabc; 16th September 2010 at 10:59 AM.
16th September 2010, 12:13 PM #60
Did you know you can use heating oil in a diesel car? Just not as easy to syphon off as unleaded
(Its a joke ppl, in case someone wants to dob me in... shesh)
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