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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    We split the shifts here, so we basically have coverage from 7:15(ish) till 5pm. So one of us (me) works 7:15-3:15 (this is, at times wishful thinking and i'll be the last one out at 6pm), another works 8:30-4:30, and a third works 9-5. Of course how this works once we appoint a new senior tech and an additional junior tech remains to be seen. It can be rather pleasant in the summer though being able to get out that early and still have so much of the day left to enjoy...

    However getting up in time to be in for 7:15 is a pain in the ar*e.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    Does your pay get pro-rata'd down to cover this?
    To cover the shorter hours - yep! To cover the choccie I sneak - not yet!

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    AshF - so many people!

    There's only me... so I have to work "flexi time"... i.e. I'm in if I'm needed and claim excess hours if it gets excessive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40
    AshF - so many people!
    I dunno what sort of chaos you reign over , but here we have 1000 or so terminals (desktops, laptops... and, er, misc), 20 servers, 1600 students, 200 staff... and so on and so forth... And currently with a team of 3 (me, Snr, Jnr) we're just pulled every which way but loose atm. Hence the appointment of another Junior Technician, so it'll be me, snr, jnr x 2 and there'll be more of a chain of command thing going on. Hopefully this will lighten the load and bring the ration down to 250 machines per technician (including me) and the 3rd person will give me more time to work on that whole 'planning' aspect. Something I don't get nearly as much time to do as I'd like. Most of it seems to be spent reacting...

    The main problem we have now is the office is quite small and will for a period of time have 6 people in it...

    As for flexi-time. I get moaned at if i don't claim the O/T (this is a surprise to me), but since september I think I've worked more 11hr+ days than I really should for my own health. But this is why we're getting another tech. Assuming anyone wants to work here.

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    Wow! Too much like hard work! Back in the old days when I worked for Insurance Company it was like that.

    I've got a network of 24 PCs (18 in the ICT Suite), 2 (soon to be 3) whiteboards and have just dumped the Acorn I found hiding in the Pre-School (yes, they were still using it). We hope to have PCs in every classroom soon... but there are only 10 classes!

    It sounds easy, but given that the network was installed 12 months ago, the teaching staff haven't got a clue!

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    Hi, Amy

    Saw your job description (or list!) on another thread and wondered if you'd posted here too. Are you full time??? It was quite a list of jobs. Great to have another female (down Jake), and another primary techie too.

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    I'm full time term time only (so 39 weeks of full time work in which to cram everything in). But I only do 35 hours a week, of which only the mornings are useful as thats when the suite is not used so I can carry on with most of my list of jobs.

    Occasionally I pop in in the holidays if we've got a project happening then -last year I came in to check that the Smartboard installs went according to plan.

    And its definately true that if its got a plug and looks remotely technical it must come under my job description so I have to fix it.

    In my experience there's not enough females in IT - its definately male dominated (hmm not sure if that's the best word )

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    OMG!!! You mentioned the 'D' word 8O



    "All security personnel to Jakes Cage immediately"

    repeat

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    uh-oh thought it was the wrong choice of word! *runs to hide in server cupboard*

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    Re: New Edugeek Users - Introduce yourself here :)

    Quote Originally Posted by amyr
    In my experience there's not enough females in IT
    Oh god !! I AGREE , no...no really I do !....I am in full agreement here, I couldnt be more agreeing if I was on the deck of the ship SS Agreement, heading to Agreementsville with a cargo hold full of Agreement Crates for delivery to Agreement International PLC.

    By the way...anyone seen the key to the Server Cupboard?

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    I'm all for women in IT if they can pull their weight. Much more pleasing on the eye, and they can make the tea.

    *looks at amy. runs from flying kettle*

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    ok so i need to be able to pull my own bodyweight?? hmm nope don't think so think i might break a nail....

    *hurls kettle @midget so he can make the tea and also hurls biscuit tin @midget so that a biscuit is served with me tea*

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    yes ma'am.

    *makes tea*
    *eats a fascist biscuit*

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    oi wheres my biscuit...would prefer a non fascist biscuit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyr
    oi wheres my biscuit...would prefer a non fascist biscuit...
    Sorry we only have the Peek Freans Trotsky Assortment



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