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Give me strength

Jul 2018 11 17:21

Post by Acaretaker » Wed, 11th Jul 2018, 5:21pm

Post by Acaretaker by Acaretaker Jul 2018 11 17:21

For the last twenty years my "lunch Break" has been 10.30 - 2.30. So when I got back there is a note on my desk saying, " 12.15 you are not here, there is a lunch box in my classroom with flies crawling on it. Please move". Written under that, another note, "1.45 lunch box still in my classroom swarming with flies, come now."
I went to her classroom and said “I have just got back, could you not have put it in the bin”. She had walked the length of the school four times to my office and back, which meant she passed within six feet of the main bin area each time. She said “I have not got time to go to the bin”, must some logic in that somewhere.
The outcome was five little fruit flies near but not on the lunch box, attracted by her fruit salad lunch. This teacher is wrong on too many levels to note down here.
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Jul 2018 11 17:26

Post by cockneychris » Wed, 11th Jul 2018, 5:26pm

Post by cockneychris by cockneychris Jul 2018 11 17:26

You couldn't make it up could you.
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Jul 2018 11 19:47

Post by Drone » Wed, 11th Jul 2018, 7:47pm

Post by Drone by Drone Jul 2018 11 19:47

They live in their own little world, with its own laws & logic.

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Jul 2018 12 08:17

Post by Jubbs » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 8:17am

Post by Jubbs by Jubbs Jul 2018 12 08:17

Put a note on the box next time "Please dispose of box in big bin by my office when you pass next time to leave me a message about disposing of box when I am on my 4 hr break, thankyou"

Sarcasm works with teachers, mostly (meh)

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Jul 2018 12 08:17

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Post by NEITTech by NEITTech Jul 2018 12 08:17

Acaretaker wrote:
Wed, 11th Jul 2018, 5:21pm
For the last twenty years my "lunch Break" has been 10.30 - 2.30. So when I got back there is a note on my desk saying, " 12.15 you are not here, there is a lunch box in my classroom with flies crawling on it. Please move". Written under that, another note, "1.45 lunch box still in my classroom swarming with flies, come now."
I went to her classroom and said “I have just got back, could you not have put it in the bin”. She had walked the length of the school four times to my office and back, which meant she passed within six feet of the main bin area each time. She said “I have not got time to go to the bin”, must some logic in that somewhere.
The outcome was five little fruit flies near but not on the lunch box, attracted by her fruit salad lunch. This teacher is wrong on too many levels to note down here.
Looking forward to retirement, can’t come too soon.
Maybe have a quiet word with their line manager? That's not acceptable IMO.

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Jul 2018 12 08:24

Post by JohnE875 » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 8:24am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Jul 2018 12 08:24

It would still be there if one of mine spoke to me like that.
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Jul 2018 12 08:30

Post by lesbedford » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 8:30am

Post by lesbedford by lesbedford Jul 2018 12 08:30

I would have left it where it was & walked away and wait and see what she does next
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Jul 2018 12 09:10

Post by Golfer72 » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 9:10am

Post by Golfer72 by Golfer72 Jul 2018 12 09:10

I would not put up with that and certainly would not have taken it away!!! Teachers [Gobsmacked.png]
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Re: Give me strength

Jul 2018 12 09:22

Post by thecaretaker » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 9:22am

Post by thecaretaker by thecaretaker Jul 2018 12 09:22

Banana skin mentality. [Big grin.png]

Older members may remember when I posted on the forum about the teacher who walked the entire length of the school to report there was a banana skin in a corridor saying it was a trip hazard. When I investigated, yes there was a banana skin on the floor in the corridor - right next to the wall mounted waste bin.

I posted that if it was such a trip hazard, then why couldn't the teacher have picked it up and put it in the bin!

The Times Ed went on to write an article about our forum https://www.tes.com/news/who-cares-caretakers

"School Caretakers declare that they are fed up with their lot,being patronised by teachers, threatened by pupils and stereotyped as smelly old men in boiler suits."

Wow, that was back in 2003 [JawDropped.png]
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Re: Give me strength

Jul 2018 12 09:42

Post by OXSET » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 9:42am

Post by OXSET by OXSET Jul 2018 12 09:42

they would be told where to go. the notes taken. photocopied and emailed to the head, BM and probably govs. would not be having any of it.

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