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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Marshall, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Marshall

    Marshall Lead commenter

    On a mission to clear out old school stuff - so much kept 'just in case' and I will no longer need it now I am retiring.

    Got rid of 4 bags so far with only 4 more to go!

    Why did I ever keep so much rubbish?
     
  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I hired a skip!
     
  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'm sure there's still stuff in my cupboards. Out of sight and out of mind.
     
  4. Marshall

    Marshall Lead commenter

    Making a clean sweep but I'm sure more will surface!!
     
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  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I often ask myself that. I reckon it's part & parcel of being a Primary teacher that we keep things.

    Seriously though that's what I need to start doing. I kept it in case of doing any tutoring, but realistically it's got to go. :) And if ever I needed anything most is online these days.
     
  6. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I taught ICT and multimedia for many years, and had made copies of kids' files for marking or for reference when setting levels. Some of them included video or digital image work they'd done.

    When GDPR came in I realised that it would look well dodgy to have stuff on a home PC featuring past pupils so I deleted the entire lot, plus any copies of mark spreadsheets, admin stuff, memos about kids and so on. Basically anything and everything that could identify an individual, even from twenty plus years ago. All gone, like I was never at the school for two decades of my life.

    I've kept copies of the lesson materials I enjoyed devising and teaching, but only my stuff. It's not like digital files take up much space in the house.
     
  7. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I got rid of all of mine. I also got rid of all my pay slips and then when there was a question about a tax issue I didn't have any evidence.
    Don't throw out your payslips @Marshall
     
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Luckily I've always been able to close a door on something and regard it as no longer existing. It just doesn't. Not until I reopen that door. So I keep the door closed. Suits me!
     
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  9. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    When we were preparing to move into our present home, himself ordered a skip, a BIG skip, and we filled it. :oops: I could hardly believe haw much school stuff I had, even though I was retired. Do I miss any of it? No!! :)
     
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  10. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    Me old man keeps all payslips, contracts etc and just as well since i had a legal battle 2 yrs ago re my pension.
    But 5 yrs after I left teaching, i realised that my chalk'n'talk worksheety stuff was so out of date in the digital age, i dumped it all. But I still have a stick...
     
  11. springmorning

    springmorning New commenter

    Yes, definitely keep all payslips. When I enquired about my projected NHS pension from years ago, it turned out they had based it on the wrong finishing date, and the wrong final salary. I was able to prove they were wrong because I had all my payslips and P45s.
     
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  12. Marshall

    Marshall Lead commenter

    I am still clearing - not much more to go now!
    At the same time I am organising all the household paper work as I keep finding 'stuff'. I am appalled about I have let it get into such a state!
     
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  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    You're making me feel guilty! I hate that kind of chore. I'm going to pretend it's entirely unnecessary in my abode.

    (But it so isn't.)
     
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  14. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    You've had other things on your mind - more important things.
     
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  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I switched subjects. I have ten years of my old subject in the shed 'just in case'.

    A job for the summer is disposing of the vast majority of it
     
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  16. Marshall

    Marshall Lead commenter

    Grumpy -don't feel guilty. I'm only doing it to keep busy:(
     
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