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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Hattiesmores753, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Star commenter

    I was at a convention for the weekend and got a boring black lanyard. A male friend got a pink one so I swapped with him. The next day I was accosted by a fierce woman on the door of the auditorium who asked where I had got 'THAT' lanyard. When I said I'd swapped it she said I shouldn't have because it was a 'Saturday' lanyard. Annoyingly the same organisation now encourage us to reuse old lanyards 'for the environment', though with no money back if we do. Maybe an apology would be in order too!
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  2. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

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  3. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Perhaps custom lanyards to easily identify various colleague ‘types’ are the way to go.


    ‘Much too busy & important to stop for lunch’ lanyard.
    ‘I drink too much and boast about it’ lanyard.

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  4. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

  5. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I hated lanyards and never wore mine, or my ID. It opened up certain doors electronically so I put it in my trouser pocket if I needed it.

    I always saw lanyards as the natural successor to the v-imp clipboard and made harsh value judgements about those who wore theirs with pride, though I won't share them here as I see some actually like the dopey things.

    See also those who ostentatiously carried a walkie talkie and spoke very loudly into them in public.
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  6. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    You should go on supply where they have a special coloured lanyard for you. We all sit togther in the staffroom in the area reserved for the 'yellow' lanyard of shame.
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  7. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    That was probably the school where I asked for the code for the photocopier and was met with an incredulous, "Supply teachers aren't allowed to use the photocopier!"
  8. colacao17

    colacao17 Occasional commenter

    Put your school ID on your official lanyard. Use your own for your keys/USB/4-colour-BIC
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  9. Sillow

    Sillow Lead commenter

    At my previous school we were told that only school-issue lanyards were to be worn, without any "decoration" (eg. badges, pins etc) that related to the individual and not the school. So I had a Mickey Mouse badge on mine, given to me by a student, that I had to remove. The reasoning given was that we are professionals and, as such, are representing the school when wearing the lanyard, not expressing ourselves.
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  10. Hattiesmores753

    Hattiesmores753 New commenter

    I wore the lanyard today and am allowed to continue to wear it and was even told by the head teacher that she liked my lanyard.
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  11. Hattiesmores753

    Hattiesmores753 New commenter

    I always wear mine in the car but will try not to anymore.
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  12. Hattiesmores753

    Hattiesmores753 New commenter

    Yes I teach year 2 and they already loved the lanyard today.
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  13. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Mine used to live at the bottom of my handbag. The only time I wore it was when we got inspected.
  14. maggie m

    maggie m Senior commenter

    We have blue for staff, green for visitors who hold dbs , red for visitors that must be escorted. Year 12 have purple, year 13 have yellow.
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  15. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    HOORAY. Lanyard lovers of the world unite. :)
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  16. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I like mine so much I keep it on in the shower.

    Other lanyard news-I once went to a Lee Scratch Perry gig in the nineties and managed to get into the backstage dressing rooms by showing them my school ID card on red lanyard.

    However, only one of the above is actually true.
  17. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I used to wear collar and tie to work but loved ties which were flamboyant but not rude. The children loved them, but I was told by senior management that I should not wear those as teachers were supposed to be business-like and so wear plain coloured ties,.*** cretins. I did change though. I wore plain ties in bright colours. When challenged I told then that they were plain one colour ties.
    I used to wear lanyards tucked into the breast pocket of the shirt, but none of this rubbish about various colours, except on supply where we were colour discriminated against by one colour for the professionals and a different one for supplies.
    I wonder if that's why I never got a promotion, not orthodox enough!:D
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  18. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Individuality is dangerous and seditious. Petty officialdom and jobsworths know no bounds.
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  19. friedgreentomatoes

    friedgreentomatoes Star commenter

    We do this. One colour for staff, one for DBS checked visitors, one for non-DBS visitors.
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  20. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Having worked four years on supply and the last five years as a day visitor to many different schools I reckon I've worn just about every type of lanyard going.

    School policy and proper attention to safeguarding varies considerably from school to school, but it does make sense to have a specific colour for non-DBS checked visitors like myself. I'm just as keen to be correctly supervised as the school should be to supervise me, as the teacher isn't the only one who's job could be threatened by a false allegation. I once went into a school that was under inspection and had to remind the staff that leaving me unsupervised anywhere could fail the school on safeguarding.

    I was in another school where the staff had snazzy rainbow lanyards and my visitor lanyard was only one colour. I thought they could at least have met me halfway and given me one with three colours, but alas it was not to be. I felt discriminated against. :)
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