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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Hattiesmores753, Feb 11, 2020.
I hate lanyards. They're no more than landfill for controlling people.
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.
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.
P.S. I am thinking of putting it on eBay. What sort of reserve price should I set?
Fourpence three farthings
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
I've never worn a lanyard rhat covered my a**e.
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.
Try wearing it back to front?
A bit like the girl I saw today in one of those thong-style bikinis. She had sunburnt buttoks - not a good look!
Out in Storm Dennis?
Oh hang on, you are in hot climes aren't you.
And the downside?
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?
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.
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.