Caretaker Appreciation Day

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Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Sep 2018 12 08:26

Post by JohnE875 » Wed, 12th Sep 2018, 8:26am

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Sep 2018 12 08:26

Nice one Pat, lets hope it takes off.
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Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Sep 2018 12 13:30

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Post by thecaretaker by thecaretaker Sep 2018 12 13:30

Done my bit. Caretaker Appreciation Day added to the news section. https://www.thecaretakers.co.uk/CMS2/
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Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Sep 2018 12 17:09

Post by bigbird » Wed, 12th Sep 2018, 5:09pm

Post by bigbird by bigbird Sep 2018 12 17:09

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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Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Sep 2018 12 19:49

Post by trout39843 » Wed, 12th Sep 2018, 7:49pm

Post by trout39843 by trout39843 Sep 2018 12 19:49

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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Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Sep 2018 13 07:40

Post by Jubbs » Thu, 13th Sep 2018, 7:40am

Post by Jubbs by Jubbs Sep 2018 13 07:40

twiglets wrote:
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.

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Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Sep 2018 14 10:59

Post by Rockstar » Fri, 14th Sep 2018, 10:59am

Post by Rockstar by Rockstar Sep 2018 14 10:59

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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Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Sep 2018 26 13:59

Post by Drone » Wed, 26th Sep 2018, 1:59pm

Post by Drone by Drone Sep 2018 26 13:59

Anyone get positive feedback regarding Caretaker Appreciation Day?

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Re: Caretaker Appreciation Day

Oct 2018 01 10:47

Post by Yeoman » Mon, 1st Oct 2018, 10:47am

Post by Yeoman by Yeoman Oct 2018 01 10:47

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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