Caretaker Appreciation Day

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Sep 2018 12 08:26

Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Nice one Pat, lets hope it takes off.
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Sep 2018 12 13:30

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Done my bit. Caretaker Appreciation Day added to the news section. https://www.thecaretakers.co.uk/CMS2/
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Sep 2018 12 17:09

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Caretaker Appreciation Day?

If I put that up in this college, I would be laughed out of the place. The only thing the staff appreciate is, not being told it can’t be done with-in five seconds or I may be coming in next week can you make sure the building is open hour before you start work and do you work bank holidays?

The only time you get a thank-you is when you jump start their car in pouring rain.

As for the new teachers fresh out of uni, well you may as well be a ghost, because they just walk straight pass you until they want something.
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bigbird wrote:
Wed, 12th Sep 2018, 5:09pm
Caretaker Appreciation Day?

If I put that up in this college, I would be laughed out of the place.
It's not mandatory bro. If you don't want to recognize it then don't.
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Wed, 12th Sep 2018, 8:24am
I also hope I have a sense of humour, perhaps being nearly bald, should I be off on that Friday washing my hair? [Wink.png]

If you haven't got a sense of humour for this job, you may as well go insane.

It saddens me that someone can take the word of another teacher and form an opinion that then becomes "fact" and argue that point in front of others and then accuse them of a crime that doesn't exist, all over my head and without me present, their line manager.

If I'd done that to a senior member of staff, then that would have been my first strike and a hostile interview.

Grrrr.

PS...I'm nearly bald, but thats my fault for pulling my hair out daily. [Shock.png]
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Sep 2018 14 10:59

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Apparently it is National Teaching Assistant Day today! Our staffroom is decked out with balloons and banners and afternoon tea is being served to them! I have been invited to join them. [Big grin.png]

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Anyone get positive feedback regarding Caretaker Appreciation Day?

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Jubbs wrote:
Wed, 12th Sep 2018, 7:57am
@ twiglets....I had to do a double take reading your post above, It echoes how I feel and something that happened last week to two of my cleaners and it still hasn't been resolved. Being accused of not doing the deep clean when they literally sweated the shirt off their backs that week and the cleanliness that was left behind was disgusting.

A little thankyou now and again would suffice, but Trouts endeavours to get people to recognise the "support" we give to our workplace is good and wholesome and I hope it gets some results somewhere, somehow.
Not been on here for a little while, but long story short is that after my lovely school closed I went into a nursing home (as a maintenance man! [Big grin.png] ) and now I’ve joined the dark side.... I’m a cleaner! A contract cleaner working through the night too.
Anyhoo.... we had our deep clean at a private school and had loads of praise, one teacher however complained that her room hadn’t been cleaned, we went to have a look at there was a mess everywhere!
BUT, we leave a card saying “This room has been cleaned, please leave it as you find it” and there it was stuck on the door, with my initials on. Turned out that some school club had used it without permission, and the head brought the teacher to me to sheepishly apologise. [Waving.png]
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