Friday, 2 September 2016

Chaos continues

Got to work at 6:30, made a start on various jobs.
Staff member come in 'Is my copying ready yet?'
Me, 'No, it's 30500 copies, that's about 7 machine hours work'
Staff 'Oh, I need it for 8:30, I didn't realise how long it was going to take'
Me 'And?'
Staff 'Can I have this part this morning and the rest this afternoon?'
So, by dint of running around like a demented ferret, using every machine in the school and pissing off everyone else who needed copying, I got the first lot done by 8:25 and the rest done by 12:45.
At 1 o'clock the staff had lunch, then they all started coming in saying 'This work you've printed, it's wrong'
About 30% of what I copied either has spelling mistakes in or has the wrong information on it.
Not my fault, but it means I'll be doing it all over again on Monday and it will be a mad rush as it's needed for the students who are starting back on Monday!


Sheila said...

I don't know how you keep your cool I really don't-x-

Tracey said...

Was going to bite my lip, but instead I'm going to say: and these are educated people who are also working to a budget....and I'm allowed to say that having been one, but I sure as heck wasn't as unthinking or demanding as the eejits you have to put up with, Hester.

TrishWish said...

Good god. I hope that twit was hauled over the coals by the school bursar!

Hard up Hester said...

There is no one person accountable for the errors, department were asked to provide information, some did it properly, some just guessed at what was needed. as for the spelling mistakes most were weeded out by the person who typed the document, the ones that are left are where someone's name is Johnston, but should say Johnson, things like that.

Alice said...

As a teacher, I think that YOU and your equivalent colleagues in the various institutions around the country are PRICELESS! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for all that you do! xxx

Jane said...

Oh dear I don't think I'd be very good in these sort of situations. I don't know how you do it. It's exactly why I left full time work to work from home in 2002. I may not have lots of money but at least I don't feel like killing someone all the time. You may rant but you manage much better than I would, I admire you. Jane xx