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How do you do....it? Thread, Moving Equipment and Deliveries in Technical; Originally Posted by Sirbendy Deliveries here come to either the site manager or reception. They get sorted, we get informed ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    Deliveries here come to either the site manager or reception. They get sorted, we get informed of them, and then if he's passing, he'll drop them off. If we're passing his office first, we grab it.
    Same here; I walk past Reception a few times each day, so if I see a box with my name on I will grab it, otherwise our caretaker brings them round later in the day. I always offer to help him with heavy stuff.

    One time, a brand new printer got delivered and, wanting it moved quickly, two of the site team brought it up 2 floors to my office - unfortunately, the printer was needed for the room immediately by Reception :-(

    To the OP, I'm just glad you don't work for me (I'm sure many of my colleagues would agree) and even if you did, I doubt it would be for long - many parts of our day-to-day job involve tedious things for which we're over-qualified, but you just get on and do it. It doesn't need a BSc and MCSE to know how to change a printer cartridge, but we do those things anyway.

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    We pick stuff up ourselves most times (although 1 company we use now come straight to our office with it) and site staff move stuff for us sometimes (not because of any "it's their job - not ours" mentality) - just because they are helpful chaps.

    Like others I couldn't believe the OP's attitude. Working in schools is all about getting stuck in and playing the team game. As many have said on here we are all doing tasks we are way over qualified for but the job is what it is. Personnally I think the way everyone pulls together at our place is what makes it one of the best places I've ever worked.

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    WTF is that kind of attitiude??????????????
    As a department we go and move our own boxes for stuff we have ordered. You will not last long with that kind of mind set.

    It portrays you as arrogant and completely up your own ***

    I suspect that as a child, did mummy do everything for you?


    If she did perhaps you could ask her to go and move your stuff you lazy ****

    If your that hung up on qualifications perhaps you should take yourself on a manual handling course and learn how to do and perhaps youn should take some handcream with you so you dont damage your precious extremities.
    Last edited by witch; 12th September 2008 at 11:50 AM. Reason: Bad language

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    I agree the OP attitude does stink and i have no problem moving any deliveries or equipment.

    As for multiple MCP qualifications you can get them now, by revising the exam questions and taking the exam without ever using a computer.

    Maybe the reason your site staff do not move your boxes, due to your poor attitude to them due to there "under qualifications".

    Your obviously on a rant so maybe you point has gone out the window, if your point is that everyone else get there equipment moves and deliveries dropped off but yours don't then that is a separate issue, but you pretty much shot yourself in the foot by going on how qualified you are and how non qualified they are.

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    I work on the assumption that it will be quicker and easier for me to do it myself. Arranging for our site manager to do it would be pointless, why give work that you can do to another person?

    We are all part of one big team, regardless of departments. You need to start working like you are in one.

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    We work as a team here which includes working with other departments outside our own. We have a great relationship with site staff and quite often help move furniture and equipment when they are short of time or manpower. In return they help us move kit.

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    That sounds like a teacher's attitude.

    Like most here, we move boxes ourselves unless its really something big in which case we ask the site staff to help and they usually do if they're not too busy.

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    If I can move it myself I will, if it's too heavy the caretaker moves it or I get someone to help me. Swings and roundabouts in a school!

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    If the Head Teacher were to go around litter picking all day you may question the logic. There is a point where it'd be bad practice for anyone to undertake much work below their pay grade or specialism.

    Like Penfold said - I'd rather be in a place where everyone wanted to help each other out.

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    We just get on with it and shift the stuff ourselves. The caretakers give us a hand when they can although they're always very busy and trying to do numerous jobs at once.

    We're paid to look after the IT stuff so as far as we're concerned that means humping and dumping (the boxes, that is).

    It does get on your nerves though when you're struggling up the second flight of stairs with box number 12 of 64 and one of the invariably blonde bimbo english teachers looks up at you and says, "Ohhh, that looks heavy!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    If the Head Teacher were to go around litter picking all day you may question the logic. There is a point where it'd be bad practice for anyone to undertake much work below their pay grade or specialism.
    Our head *does* do that. Specificially because he leads by example. If people see him doing it, they do it to. And our school stays spotless because of it. If we move boxes ourselves, others do the same, and things move a lot smoother.

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    On the grand scale of it, I'm not qualified. Heh. From 9-32 years I've used an awful lot of kit, helped an awful lot of people, gained an awful lot of experience and skills..

    Qualifications wise, I got my GCSE's, my BTEC in IT, and my Cisco A+. People call me "clever"..I don't think I am. I can do cars, electronics, electrics, most "hands on" things I can work through without a manual..PCs are a doddle, but if you put me in to do the site teams job, I'd be lost.

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    Or you could just get a bunch of kids to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    Or you could just get a bunch of kids to do it
    You've got kids who have been trained in manual handling? Our Porters used to punish by using kids for fetching and carrying, but had to stop when this lack of "training" was spotted.

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    What do you do at times when you get asked to do other jobs which you're overqualified to do? Pass them on?

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