Do you get moved around????????

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DO you get moved around?

Poll ended at 30 Sep 2013, 13:13

Yes I do
3
9%
Yes & I Do not like it
4
12%
NO
14
42%
No never have been moved.
12
36%
 
Total votes: 33

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Labbie
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Do you get moved around????????

Post by Labbie »

Muilt skill's etc, do you get moved around, 6 months in Library, or one term in Cooking, etc. The job in Science is not being done properly, due to the fact the lady sent to Science. "DOES NOT WANT TO BE THERE"
Regards Labbie

Lab Manager/Lab Tech, mind reading etc etc
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J
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Job Title: Lab Assistant
School: DHS
State/Location: NSW

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Post by J »

We are a very small school, so we have to be multi-talented. I am based in Science but lend a hand anywhere I am needed. I consider myself to be the Science lab Assistant, though, no matter where I am in the school. :giggle: :wink2:
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Lyn
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Job Title: Lab Assistant (Technician)
School: St. John's College
Suburb: Darwin
State/Location: NT

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Post by Lyn »

Once upon a time I was used by admin to sit in the office and answer the phone while the secretary had lunch. Eventually the HOD said that my time was really required in the science labs so they found an alternative office sitter.
The only moving I do now, is moving myself between the middle school campus and the senior campus. Some days I appear a little demented because I have moved too many times between the two. The Botanical gardens cuts the school in half and rather than walk in the humidity and heat over what is called The Gully, I wear the tyres out on my car instead.

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tigger
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Joined: 20 Aug 2010, 12:54
Job Title: Lab tech
State/Location: ACT

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Post by tigger »

Yes. As our numbers have dropped so has my time in Science. I am currently classed as 50% science and 50% Admin.
I don't mind the split although at times it has been interesting when I find myself running betweeen the two for various reasons.
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linotas
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Post by linotas »

No. I am employed as the Science Laboratory Technician and this is where I stay. I am not employed as Admin staff, or Library technician or Teachers aid (although I am on the same pay scale as them) You cannot work as a school lab tech in this state wothout having formal qualifications.
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DavidPeterson
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Job Title: STEM Resource & Lab Manager
School: Murray Bridge High School
Suburb: Murray Bridge
State/Location: SA

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Post by DavidPeterson »

For 6 years I did 27.5 hours science and 10hrs home ec (shpping etc). This was despite I have B.App.Sc and worked in industry laboratories/processing.
The last 4 years been back in Science permanently - can't see that changing again - although 50% of what I do now is WHS (whole site, not just labs)
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nickykinz
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School: St Augustine's College
Suburb: Augustine Heights
State/Location: QLD

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Post by nickykinz »

Missed the poll but no I don't get moved around. I was employed as a lab assistant because of my background in science. I have never worked in anything but labs (since leaving uni anyway) so wouldn't feel comfortable anywhere else. I may help out doing other things, occasionally, if asked nicely :thumbup: , but never moved for any period of time.
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malook
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State/Location: NSW

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Post by malook »

Our new acting School Admin Manager ( my superior in DET), recently called a meeting to inform us that we would all be rotating positions every 6 months. When I asked if that included science she said " Oh well you're a bit of a specialist! so mabey you could offer training to the office staff who are interested". Does that mean I could get paid as a specialist sometime soon??? the office girls are not rushing to science to learn.
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Labbie
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Post by Labbie »

You are NOT required to train any one at all. It is the Head teachers job, do not take my word for it, it is in the CSIS. From time to time their are training courses, mainly in Sydney, I are not too sure where you are.
I have 4 different assistants each week, It nearly did my head in remembering who knew what.
Regards Labbie

Lab Manager/Lab Tech, mind reading etc etc
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sunray18
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Post by sunray18 »

WHEN will schoolmanagement get 'IT"?
We are no longer just a casual body to be slotted in.
With all the legal ramifications involved in our job, we ARE specialists, and it is time management understod that - they are so behind the 8-ball !!
If I was an office lady I woudl refuse to come to Sceince - WHS issues as well as legal issues of handling and dispensing chemicals
mnguyen
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Post by mnguyen »

Morning Smee and all the lovely Labbies
Noticed the last poll was done in September 2013. Could we get another one up and running?. I am interested if there are any changes to the poll.

Thanks Heaps
mnguyen
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Post by mnguyen »

Sorry Smee I meant Labbie
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Narelle01
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Post by Narelle01 »

i got moved once. to the print room for a month. hated very day of it. I cried a lot in the first week. (yes I can't believe i cried over it!).
I didn't know what I was doing, the machines always beeped and the teachers were worse than just the science teachers.
I haven't been moved since, and there hasn't been talk of it either. phew.
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gotolady
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Post by gotolady »

When I started 4 years ago, I was 50/50 science and library then went full time to the print room and now am full time in science. BUT at the discretion of the SAM, can be pulled out to fill in when we are down staff. I am happy to help out when needed but don't even dream of it ever being reciprocated.... office staff are tooooooooo busy. They tried multitasking but it proven too hard to get a handle on the various jobs, especially when you are given very little instruction and then get yelled at or talked about for being incompetent.
mazcheck
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Post by mazcheck »

I move around between 3 departments - science, food tech and office. Science and food tech have always been a full time workload however over the last couple of years I have been required to do office duties 1 1/2 days a week and also called upon to do office time if any SAOs are away. The science/food tech work load has not changed so juggling a full time workload part time can make for an interesting day :mad: My bug bear is that the SAO who works in the Library (whose workload is lighter) is never called upon to help out. I am the only SASS trained in science and while the SAM is big on us learning each others roles, no one has been learning mine. On the upside, I guess that makes me indispensible :D
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