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General Chat Thread, female technicians in General; Hello there, As I sit here in my office looking up things on Edugeek I started thinking about how many ...
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    Hello there,
    As I sit here in my office looking up things on Edugeek I started thinking about how many female technicians/ network managers there are out there. I sometimes feel that I am the only one. I have been doing the job for five years now and not only do manage the computers but also fix laminators, glasses or anything with a plug. I have only come across two female technicians in the past and started to think why. Any ideas?

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    I have an acquaintance, who at last check was studying network security at Sunderland Uni. So I think the trend of being a techy may well be becoming a lass male-oriented profession. I can't see it becoming 50/50 in the near future though, just because males do seem to show a much stronger interest in the working of the systems rather than just using them.

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    We have : Network Manager, Information Systems Administrator and one Technician, all female. That's half of the permanent on site team.

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    I worked with a good female technician at a previous job.

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    I assure you @tjay you are far from alone. Folow the link in rush-tech's post and you'll see that there are plenty of us willing to be identified

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    We've a female tech here, but I don't think she "geeks"

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    @SpuffMonkey nah ... She is far too sensible to be here.

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    Fellow female techie and proud to be a geek

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    @SpuffMonkey nah ... She is far too sensible to be here.
    Oh gee, thanks for that, mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Oh gee, thanks for that, mate!
    She used to work for me ... The most un-blonde blonde I know. Erm ...

    Now, where is that smiley of *two* feet being put in the mouth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    She used to work for me ... The most un-blonde blonde I know. Erm ...

    Now, where is that smiley of *two* feet being put in the mouth!
    You don't get out much, do you?

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    About 8% of our IT Managers in our county are female to give you a statistic

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    <Raises hand to join ranks of female techies>

    Sometimes I feel I don't qualify as a "techie" - I am crap at tech-speak, and in forums I really struggle to explain stuff. But I do think (IMHO) I'm pretty good at human-speak and fooling the management! Am also happy up a ladder changing a projector, under a desk plugging in cables but I do draw the line at being the school unoffical electrician.

    I'm trying to think of how many women I've worked with in IT, both in education and in the private sector. I've come up with a big fat 0 so far - always been the lone lass in all-male teams. I did come across a female school tech who was my tutor on an OU course though.

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    Yay! More females!! So, let me see, if one female is worth say..50 malles, we could be catching up!!

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