General Chat Thread, What do you & the teachers wear to work? in General; Erm, last job was a secondary boys schools so anything that was neck high lol and trousers.
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20th September 2008, 10:02 PM #61
Erm, last job was a secondary boys schools so anything that was neck high lol and trousers.
New job is a primary school so it's slightly more laid back but i'm still wearing trousers and a smart top, but shoewise i'm currently wearing a pair of plimsolls that have white stars all over them and seem to be getting away with it.
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20th September 2008, 10:14 PM #62
We're just about to move to poloshirts here as I for the same reason won't wear a suit when working in ceilings etc so opted to wear my RM moderator polo shirt for a while and then realised why not just get our own made so we did!
Originally Posted by boomam
20th September 2008, 10:39 PM #63
I dont see why not. Maybe get one with the school logo on with ICT Support or something stitched on underneath.
21st September 2008, 12:56 PM #64
How about Edugeek doing a generic IT support polo shirt
(with Edugeek written on there somewhere, of course!)
21st September 2008, 03:57 PM #65
I offered it to the NM and team ... they prefer to wear business smart style clothing the same way the other staff do (apart from PE, Art, Dance, Drama, Site supervisors)
21st September 2008, 04:23 PM #66
I think there's a time and a place for the smart business style clothing but to be honest, the day to day stuff we do clambering under tables and in ceiling space doesn't make me want to trash a suit!
21st September 2008, 05:02 PM #67
I wish we were allowed to go in combats and polo top. Im always coming home with dust, muck, paint, food, you name it, all over me... (yes this week i have been a plasterer, painter, joiner, van driver, kitchen helper, caretaker, cleaner and IT tech all in one. Boy do they get their monies worth out of me!)
We're supposed to wear a tie but they are so unpractical and uncomfortable to wear when doing anything other than sitting at my desk that ive just stopped wearing them.
21st September 2008, 06:25 PM #68
Having been in smart clothes for the last 3 years, I'm just about to move over to the school logoed polo top with black trousers.
This uniform was introduced for our Pre-School and PE staff over the summer... I asked if I could do likewise as I'm fed up of wrecking good clothes. I have promised to wear good clothes if needed, but TBH that isn't going to happen very often.
Last edited by elsiegee40; 21st September 2008 at 07:37 PM.
21st September 2008, 06:56 PM #69
If they expect us to dress like City Bankers, they should pay us accordingly So it is still Cotton Trader trousers, Lakeland poloshirt and a top to suit the weather. It is a well know fact that ties restrict the flow of blood to the brain, which is you seldom see software guys wearing them.
21st September 2008, 09:15 PM #70
With the notable exceptions of both Apple and Microsoft
Originally Posted by laserblazer
22nd September 2008, 08:59 AM #71
Oh we're not the only unlucky ones that have to wear a damn uniform then, nice to see im not alone
Originally Posted by elsiegee40
22nd September 2008, 09:31 AM #72
Shirt and tie here too, i can understand they want us to look professional, but when we crawl around on our knees fixing something it is easy to get shirt and trousers dirty. Plus i don't find it easy to keep cool in a shirt and tie, especially if i have to run from one room to another. Luckily there is the server room with air con to cool down.
Just had to buy another load of shirts, trouser and shoes as the others are knackered, had them a while tho, usually get my worth out of them, even if they do get a bit tatty, no one has said anything yet but if they did i'd just explain what do they expect if i am always constantly on the move trying to fix stuff.
22nd September 2008, 09:51 AM #73
I rest my case
Originally Posted by SYNACK
22nd September 2008, 10:46 AM #74
combats, ICT dept polo shirt and boots!
22nd September 2008, 11:20 AM #75
Can anyone recommend anywhere to get nice cheap *plain* polo shirts that aren't made out of that awful old thick school PE kit material? ATM I'm wearing random ones from ASDA which are lovely comfortable t shirt material but always seem to have some random 'cool' logo on them somewhere...
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