recognition

jcdenton

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To be fair, our school is pretty good on the #techogntion front, well since we got a new support staff manager three years ago. We are included in pretty much everything and feel like a part of the team. It helps that we run some support staff extra-curricular events occasionally (well we did before COVID) - BBQ in the summer, meal out at Christmas etc. I've never worked at another school but know it varies a lot. Pay is pretty low but expected.
Just curious what other schools are like.. are there really schools out there that treat technicians so badly?
 

janicebdt

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I'm a lone art technician and to be honest I don't get out of the department much. I don't feel that the 'powers that be' know much about what I do but the art teachers and others I support certainly do and I truly believe we couldn't run the dept without a technician here now as I've taken on so much in recent years that used to be teacher jobs. I think it's the same for all departments.
 

ssmith16

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I feel I am lucky here on how I am treated, as I made to feel part of the team instead of just being on my own. I think its also great that we are a small school so everyone knows everyone. Though I did have a rough start of trying to fit in!

I know this isn't the case everywhere - as I have heard stories of other techs not having correct yearly training that's needed or are felt to be excluded from the rest of the school which isn't fair.
 

Joolzr68

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I'm a lone art technician and to be honest I don't get out of the department much. I don't feel that the 'powers that be' know much about what I do but the art teachers and others I support certainly do and I truly believe we couldn't run the dept without a technician here now as I've taken on so much in recent years that used to be teacher jobs. I think it's the same for all departments.
I'm a Food Technician and feel much the same as you do. I feel like I'm invisible to most of the other staff in school. Been at this school for 5 yrs & still have staff say they've never seen me before. I do feel in our school technicians are never thought of when it comes training & there's no hope of any way of going up a pay scale no matter how hard you work.
 
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