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General Chat Thread, Who's in School today? in General; Normal school day here On the plus side, 18 minutes drive in, quickest yet....
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    Who's in School today?

    Normal school day here

    On the plus side, 18 minutes drive in, quickest yet.

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    Remote working, moving our last physical server to a nice new VM. It's an 8 year old box which holds the data warehouse for our parental reporting system. Have been putting it off for ages but the hardware is starting to report errors so today is the day!

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    Normal school day here for us.

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    Normal day here too. Although with the cancellation of an outdoor assembly due 1st thing, we all got a lie in!

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    When you say normal day, do you mean for yourselves (techie, site staff etc) or everyone (inc students/teachers)? I always thought bank holiday meant just that, and across the whole country! Maybe I am missing something =/

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    When you say normal day, do you mean for yourselves (techie, site staff etc) or everyone (inc students/teachers)? I always thought bank holiday meant just that, and across the whole country! Maybe I am missing something =/
    I thought it was just me, I even checked the directgov site to make sure it was a bank holiday

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    Normal as in staff and students in, we are an independent though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    When you say normal day, do you mean for yourselves (techie, site staff etc) or everyone (inc students/teachers)? I always thought bank holiday meant just that, and across the whole country! Maybe I am missing something =/
    For all purposes bank holidays mean nothing. They don't "have" to give you them off, or pay anything extra, unless it's in your contract. They could take them out of your holiday leave etc too if they wanted. Just some companies do, some don't

    You do not have a statutory right to paid leave on bank and public holidays. If your employer gives paid leave on a bank or public holiday, this can count towards your minimum holiday entitlement. There are eight permanent bank and public holidays in England and Wales (nine in Scotland and ten in Northern Ireland).

    If you work on a bank or public holiday, there is no automatic right to an enhanced pay rate. What you get paid depends on your contract of employment
    Holiday entitlements: the basics : Directgov - Employment

    So really depends on the school, bit strange that it's a bank holiday that isn't a bank holiday as such, but meh I got it off so no complaints!

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    "Public" School with boarders... What are we to do for one day? Send 'em back home? Their parents would love that.

    Also, May Day = "Communist" holiday. Not at all popular with the upper classes. (I know it is also a proper pre-christian holiday; that is equally unpopular with the "powers that be" around here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dgsmith View Post
    When you say normal day, do you mean for yourselves (techie, site staff etc) or everyone (inc students/teachers)? I always thought bank holiday meant just that, and across the whole country! Maybe I am missing something =/
    Yes, everyone, full lessons planned etc etc. Independent boarding school though

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    Independent boarding schools'r'us on here today then!

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    Not in today however just checked the VPN and we've got 7 (out of about 80) staff connected

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    Oh, you're all back are you? Have a nice day off did we? Hmmm....?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Have a nice day off did we?
    I did yes, nice lie in and a general lazy day. Thanks for asking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Oh, you're all back are you? Have a nice day off did we? Hmmm....?
    Detached the data warehouse from the old server, while it was copying went and had a lovely afternoon in Hastings, fish and chips on the seafront, took the kids on a couple of rides, nodded approvingly at the thousands of bikes that had descended for a rally, got home and loaded the DB onto the new server without any problems.

    All in all, not bad thanks

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