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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    TECH - Achieving the impossible with a budget the size of a walnut...

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    Tech - Work with people who always pretend to know the answers, and blame you when it all goes pear shaped!

    Tech - Those who can't, Teach.

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    TEACH - Because you've failed in all your other careers....

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    TEACH - Because we'll cover all your bugger-ups...

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    One of the most amusing threads we've had on here I think !

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    Yh i find this Thread very amusing !

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    TEACH - Yeah, 'cos you like to make little kids cry you big bully!

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    Teach - because you won't get any other job with a 3rd class humanities degree

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    TEACH - It's like being a Z-List Celebrity....

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert


    You know something, it's not particularly nice of you guys to take the mickey out of teachers so much.

    By all means there are some complete tecnophobes/luddites out there who don't speak l33t.

    But what does that matter? You are in your profession because you chose to be. The vast majority of teachers are the same. Again, there are exceptions, those who just happen to teach because they didn't manage to become an engineer or whatever.

    Teachers may well have 3 months off, but the other 9 aren't exactly easy going, that is if you're doing your job properly. Get up 6.30, leave home 7.30 to be in work for 8.30, start teaching at 9 and keep going until 3.30. Bear in mind that there is no guarantee that your break or lunch will be uninterrupted and as in many other professions you work through lunch. Many kids then stay after school for an hour or so to get extra help so they disappear about 4.30. Add half an hour to get papers gathered toghether and sort out a few things for the next day and it's 5 before you leave for home. Probably somewhere during the day you'll end up administering first aid or have to listen and advise a kid who's being bullied or abused or whatever the situation is.

    Great! At home about 6, sort out meal, sort out family, start working again at 7.30 if you're lucky - marking homeworks, tests coursework and preparing for next day. If you teach ICT then you're contacted by email or messenger and will probably have to spend time debugging kids coursework before packing your bag for the next day and eventually heading to bed before midnight if you're lucky. Change that to 4am when under pressure with coursework. So all in all a very short and easy day!

    You go to work, fix machines, and leave it all behind when you clock off - you really got a tough deal if you ask me!

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    Quote Originally Posted by the_apprentice
    You go to work, fix machines, and leave it all behind when you clock off - you really got a tough deal if you ask me!
    Assuming you are a teacher, you are yet another example of one who has no concept or understanding of our jobs.

    If you think our job is done when we "clock-off" (whatever time that may be, but it certainly isn't before 4pm) then you are mistaken. IT techies have families. IT techies start work early. IT techies may have to travel. IT techies don't get 3 months off in a year. IT techies get 30 mins of interrupted lunch.

    IT techies get paid a lot less than teachers.

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    Actually no...

    I know that when I worked in ICT i was there at 8AM (sometimes before!) the head technician was there before i was. We were there after the teachers usually doing jobs that cant be done when there's kids and staff around occupying the rooms etc.

    Also when i got home i didnt just leave it all behind as you so eloquently put it. Myself and a fair number of technicians i know spend a lot of unpaid time spent using remote desktop from home to access the network and get on with maintenance and various things that need doing that cant be done when there's people on site like forcing various software updates etc.

    Whilst you say you have the harder job, think about it. We're there before you...we leave after you....we get paid less than you...and without us you'd not have functioning networks, telephones, AV kit, information managment systems and probably most things that go beep wouldnt work.

    Complain all you like...but to be honest i think it's a little bit unfounded.

    @webman...you got an uninterrupted lunch! B**tard :P

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    No, there was no 'un' in interrupted! :P

    Totally agree with you though Joedetic

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    What can I say but...i'm an engineer.

    I'm illiterate by default

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    Re: New 'Teach' advert

    Don't get me wrong! I was just putting my side of things - I am not saying my job is any harder just different

    A lot of the staff in the school I teach in are certain to consult with one, if not all, of the ICT teaching staff if they have a problem, only then if it's unresolved does it get passed on to tech support, where those who have the know how do what they do best. I am fully aware that upgrades, reinstalls etc require the staff and students to sod off somewhere before you can get a lot of your work done.

    When it comes down to it we decided what career we were going to pursue, acquired the necessary skills and at the end of the day all we really want to hear is a simple 'thank you' and the knowledge that you've done a good job

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