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

  1. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....and breathe.
  2. BetterNow

    BetterNow Occasional commenter

    I hate lanyards. They're no more than landfill for controlling people.
  3. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    I wore my whistle and key on the same sustainably-sourced piece of string for over 20 years without anyone raising an eyebrow.

    Life is too short for official lanyards.
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Not quite lanyards, but associated.

    TES moved from near the Tower of London to Red Lion Square some years ago. 12, 15?

    When they did, I was the first person to be issued with the little plastic safety-pinned pocket in which they put the computer-generated details of your name with the three-colour TES Logo, date, time in, who visiting and barcode to check out at end of visit.

    I was officially visitor no. 000001

    I smuggled it out when I left (they are probably still looking for me in some dark corner as I was never checked out), and have it on display in my home office.

    Pathetic, eh?

    Best wishes

    P.S. I am thinking of putting it on eBay. What sort of reserve price should I set?

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  5. rosievoice

    rosievoice Star commenter

    Fourpence three farthings
  6. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

  7. TheOracleAtDelphi

    TheOracleAtDelphi Established commenter

    That reminds me of the time when a relatively young (mid to late 20s) teacher dressed in school uniform for Children in Need and promptly got told off for going in the staffroom by somebody who had clocked the uniform but not the face :)
  8. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    I've never worn a lanyard rhat covered my a**e.
  9. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I once told off a newly minted PE teacher for walking along the staff corridor thinking she was a student taking a short cut to the gym.
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  10. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Try wearing it back to front?
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  11. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    A bit like the girl I saw today in one of those thong-style bikinis. She had sunburnt buttoks - not a good look!
  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


    Out in Storm Dennis?

    Oh hang on, you are in hot climes aren't you.

  13. WB

    WB Occasional commenter

    And the downside?
  14. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Deep joy! I am doing a term's interim in a school that does not want or expect staff to wear badges or lanyards!
    Such a little, but great, thing............................and no incidents have ever been recorded. Common sense as opposed to the Nanny State.
    The last school I did a few week's supply in had different coloured lanyards for different categories of members of staff........but they ran out. So I had to have the 'wrong' coloured lanyard. So what's the point eh?
    ajrowing likes this.
  15. Jolly_Roger15

    Jolly_Roger15 Star commenter

    At my last school, possession of a lanyard that had the key card that gave them admittance to the new SMT management building was a sign of status.
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  16. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

  17. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I worked for a day in a school where I signed in at the office and was given no form of visitor identification whatsoever. No lanyard, no sticker, no flashing orange light to put on my head - nothing. Their HT was also an OFSTED inspector, so I'm not sure what was going on there.
    ajrowing likes this.

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