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    I've taken a stand...

    ... and exercised my Union's advice to refuse to work in my office.

    I have moved my PC out of the office (31 degrees atm) into the classroom next to the office door. I have then sent an email to my Personnel Officer, stating why I have moved (politely) and outlining the contraventions of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

    I got an almost instant reply, stating that she understood (yes, we know she understands, let's see something done about it) and that our line manager has had to meet with the assistant head to discuss office shuffles.

    I doubt we'll move at all, but it's raised the issue properly and without doing anything untoward...

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    Does having your PC there pose a security risk?

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    H&S trumps DPA

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    ... and exercised my Union's advice to refuse to work in my office.

    I have moved my PC out of the office (31 degrees atm) into the classroom next to the office door. I have then sent an email to my Personnel Officer, stating why I have moved (politely) and outlining the contraventions of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

    I got an almost instant reply, stating that she understood (yes, we know she understands, let's see something done about it) and that our line manager has had to meet with the assistant head to discuss office shuffles.

    I doubt we'll move at all, but it's raised the issue properly and without doing anything untoward...
    looks at temp 31 degress but if move got deal iwht the kids so got a fan to sit in front of

    Russ

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    Whichever one trumps which doesn't bother me...!!

    I guess it might make the powers that be move quicker... the fact is that H&S trumps DPA means that I can't go back in the office... and the DPA means that I can't stay in the classroom. Dear oh dear... they'll have to find me somewhere and quick then, won't they?! ;-)

    (I am an awkward one, sometimes)

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    sorry moved this by accident moved back to correct place i think

    russ

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    newbie

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    It's showing in 'Fun Stuff - Other Stuff'... You can leave it wherever (I decided that a 'general chat' was worthy of it as it's work-related but not really helpful!)

    Although I could post the Working Regs that it contravenes to help others.. ;-)

    We have fans blasting, air con on full... still 31 at the mo and rising.. they will learn the hard way....

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    Has the NM said anything or is it assumed because he has had a holdiday in India he should have acclimatised to the heat

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    Don't hold your breath lol After we complained the temperature was too hot in here (same as yours) we got this built (aka. The Cage) in the middle of a classroom. Not big enough for 2 people to work effectively. So we didn't use it. Then, when I was forced into my job role of Web/VLE Manager, guess who got moved from our hot office into the cage? Muggins here. (Apparently, a Web/VLE Manager can't work in an office that has an ICT Support plaque on the door ) Good luck with them finding an office for you

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Don't hold your breath lol After we complained the temperature was too hot in here (same as yours) we got this built (aka. The Cage) in the middle of a classroom. Not big enough for 2 people to work effectively. So we didn't use it. Then, when I was forced into my job role of Web/VLE Manager, guess who got moved from our hot office into the cage? Muggins here. (Apparently, a Web/VLE Manager can't work in an office that has an ICT Support plaque on the door ) Good luck with them finding an office for you
    We all want to be Dilbert but thats taking the pi$$.

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    The NM's chickened out of joining me (he says it's because he isn't in a Union), but is happy to tell everyone about my move... he's run around this morning shouting "Citizen J****" (his surname) and asking people to "support our cause".

    Hmmm. He's making a bigger thing of it than I am...

    To be perfectly honest, I'd not mind being Dilbert-ised like you are Craig, anything to get out of the cupboard!

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    Quote Originally Posted by indiegirl
    To be perfectly honest, I'd not mind being Dilbert-ised like you are Craig, anything to get out of the cupboard!
    But working in the middle of a classroom, for 6x 50min periods during the day with the noise of the teacher, let alone the kids is no fun; I have the sound clips to prove it. Earplugs are essential but not convenient. 8O

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    It amazed me when I was working at a state school a few years ago. They would happily spend £50,000 buying projectors and whiteboards that no one would want but would quibble over £50 for a new motherboard.

    Thank god I've gone private and have got my own budget.

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    Re: I've taken a stand...

    Quote Originally Posted by webman
    Don't hold your breath lol After we complained the temperature was too hot in here (same as yours) we got this built (aka. The Cage) in the middle of a classroom. Not big enough for 2 people to work effectively. So we didn't use it. Then, when I was forced into my job role of Web/VLE Manager, guess who got moved from our hot office into the cage? Muggins here. (Apparently, a Web/VLE Manager can't work in an office that has an ICT Support plaque on the door ) Good luck with them finding an office for you
    ....but you`ve got a window and everything........ some people just don`t know they`re born........

    and ICT Support plaque is better than "Gentlemen" !!!!

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