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Prioritize

Jan 2018 11 14:51

Post by Skoolkeeper » Thu, 11th Jan 2018, 2:51pm

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Jan 2018 11 14:51

Having a discussion with my B.M this morning about a increase in my workload and fitting it all in with my time allowed, One answer was prioritize? meaning if time does not allow then don't do all your cleaning duties!!! I was amazed at this reply as I have never left the school uncleaned, what do you lot think? [Neutral.png]

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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 11 15:36

Post by DaveHStoke » Thu, 11th Jan 2018, 3:36pm

Post by DaveHStoke by DaveHStoke Jan 2018 11 15:36

Prioritizing in this job is the norm and anyone that has to ask you to do that doesn't understand your job. That aside, do as you're asked, or told, and you can't go wrong. Just make sure you're strong enough to point out who's fault it is when everyone complains how dirty the school is.

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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 11 17:53

Post by JohnE875 » Thu, 11th Jan 2018, 5:53pm

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Jan 2018 11 17:53

Whether you prioritize or not if you have more work than time allowed something will go down the pan.
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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 11 18:13

Post by Drone » Thu, 11th Jan 2018, 6:13pm

Post by Drone by Drone Jan 2018 11 18:13

I would suggest that you ask the BM or Head to set your priorities. I would also suggest that you seek [if you do not already have them] weekly or fortnightly premises meetings in case those priorities should change. If you set the priorities, you could be setting yourself up to fail with these self serving nobodies. you might also ask for a follow up memo or email from these meetings.

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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 11 18:16

Post by EBJ » Thu, 11th Jan 2018, 6:16pm

Post by EBJ by EBJ Jan 2018 11 18:16

I had to do this when a cleaner went sick for example, toilets took priority over hoovering a carpet which just got a litter pick, and other daily chores would have been left as the rubbish still had to be collected and taken away including dirty nappy waste, but as we kept a very clean school anyway it would not have been that dirty and could go for a few says before i needed to get a grips with it again, nothing to worry about you just got on with iy and i came in early to deal with it. [Wink.png]
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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 11 19:19

Post by Drone » Thu, 11th Jan 2018, 7:19pm

Post by Drone by Drone Jan 2018 11 19:19

I think there is a big difference between covering sickness & actually having to cover for financial cutbacks. We have all stepped into the breach - particularly primary school caretakers - when a cleaner has gone sick for a few days. Covering the cuts is a long term proposition. Do not become the fall guy for the BM when s/he screws up.

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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 12 07:20

Post by scrubadub » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 7:20am

Post by scrubadub by scrubadub Jan 2018 12 07:20

Last September we had cleaner leave and they were not replaced. I was told I would lose 12 hours caretaking time to do the cleaning. I told the BM I was willing to do it on the understanding that other jobs would not get done as frequently and some jobs hardly covered at all. He didn't seem bothered as long as they were saving money. Come the autumn when outside was a mess the were lots of complaints. Told them to see BM as I was only following orders. BM found a solution, he asked the ground team to do more and they've obviously charged the school more. [Scared.png]

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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 12 08:50

Post by adonis » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 8:50am

Post by adonis by adonis Jan 2018 12 08:50

ask to go on a time management course - if you can fit it in [Wink.png]
Don't let the school tell you what your entitled to. Check it out and tell them.

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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 12 09:44

Post by PAUL.C » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 9:44am

Post by PAUL.C by PAUL.C Jan 2018 12 09:44

Prioritize then, your priority is getting home on time. [Like.png]
Is it that TIME already

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Re: Prioritize

Jan 2018 12 09:47

Post by UnderPaid » Fri, 12th Jan 2018, 9:47am

Post by UnderPaid by UnderPaid Jan 2018 12 09:47

Make sure the BM's office is the last place to be cleaned and don't empty his/her bin for a week or 2.
I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people.... I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort it self out.

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