How long do you have for orders?

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How long do you get for orders?

Poll ended at 12 Mar 2011, 09:56

24 hours
46
67%
48 hours
14
20%
no time at all
9
13%
 
Total votes: 69

curie
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by curie »

I'm supposed to get 24 hours, but I put no time, because that's what it's been like lately. :yuck:
curie
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by curie »

I have had a request sent to my computer by email 10 minutes before the class started and the teacher came in hoity toity looking for her stuff because "she sent me an email" Also a couple hours notice (by email again) for stuff that had already been allocated to other classes. Then went berko because she didn't get my email telling her it was unavailable :redcard:

Also having increasing numbers of time where it's been ordered for next period, or they just walk in and grab stuff then leave it all over the place, or expect me to jump to attention when they enter the room. (I don't)

:banghead: :club:

Could be time to put the foot down again.
RosalieM
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by RosalieM »

Here's one from a while ago... Since starting here I have rearranged a few things to make them more practical for me, and also more space efficient. One such 'rearrangement' was shifting all the salt containers into the store room. HT was doing something with salt and hadn't put in a prac request. When he saw me next he told me off for not keeping on top of supplies and how it was a huge waste of school money for him to use lab grade NaCl instead of cheap table salt... I wasn't impressed!! I told him he should have asked... didn't have any effect though...
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smeee
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School: LaSalle Catholic College
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by smeee »

They also have to understand that P5 on Thursday isn't 24 hours notice for P1 Friday ! :redcard:
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Narelle01
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by Narelle01 »

I just got handed an order for a prac test in week 6 of term 2, I was also requested to book the labs (i hadn't done the lab booking sheets for next erm yet, I have now!)

Is that a new record????? :lol:
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smiley
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by smiley »

Really! Bragging...tsk tsk. Yes, where's the medal emoticon! You win.
Cheers, K 8-)
Dromana
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by Dromana »

I usually ask for 48 hours but last year a Graduate gave all the Yr 11 & 12 Chemistry Pracs for the YEAR!!!!! That put everyone on notice, for about a week.
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sunray18
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by sunray18 »

24 hrs!!!!! 48 hrs!!!!! :w00t:
HOW SPOILT you are! :shock:
I am lucky to get 48 hrs for a prac exam!
I often get a request[?} ie ORDER for period 1 just before the class is due to start. :redcard:
It is usual to get a phone call from HOD to bring this and that to her lab NOW, or can you prepare this for next period [ie in 10 mins or less] :redcard: :redcard:
I get emails now from staff, and if I dont hear the 'ping' of a new message - then I am in trouble because they have emailed me an order for the very next period they are up in a lab.. :rules:

Last week I failed mind-reading 101, this week I failed mind-reading 102.... sigh.... :drunk:
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nickyw
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by nickyw »

Sunray......Time to get tough.

They are showing you absolutely no respect. :redcard:

Put out an email to all science staff HOD included, stating that from now on minimum 24 hrs notice is required. No negotiations.

You have to stick by the rules or they will keep taking advantage.

Put this poster up where they will see it "Poor preparation on your behalf does not constitute an emergency on mine".

Not enough notice = no prac. Its easy. You will be surprised how quickly they will learn. You need to be strict on this, after all its in your best interest. Yes you will always have ONE... #-o we all do, but one is easier to handle then 9 teachers doing the wrong thing.

Good Luck
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patrat
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Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by patrat »

48 hours of MY time. I work a four day week. My HOD backs me up all the way. I did however, have a previous HOD who came in at the start of lunch and request a titration experiment for the next period. One look at my face and he said "You need help with this don't you?" He also went without lunch.
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franco
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State/Location: WA

Re: How long do you have for orders?

Post by franco »

I once had a discussion with a teacher who flouted the rules all the time by ordering at the last minute. He tried to order a prac at 3.30pm on a Friday for 8.30am Monday morning, claiming he was giving me 65 hours notice. My response was that since I worked only 8 hours a day and not 24, in future he could assume that 24 hours notice meant 3 'working' days and he'd better get himself organised!
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kimmy
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School: Quirindi High School
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lack of planning

Post by kimmy »

poster for lack of planning does not result in emergency for me
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noona
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Re: lack of planning

Post by noona »

Love it I think I will print it off and put iit in my Prep room :clap3:
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curie
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Re: lack of planning

Post by curie »

Mine would just nick stuff behind my back...
RosalieM
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Re: lack of planning

Post by RosalieM »

curie wrote:Mine would just nick stuff behind my back...
Yep, and then leave it out assuming I will put it away... (Which I generally eventually do after someone says "I finished with that a while ago"...)
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