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Posting during Working Hours . . .

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by bigjimmy2, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Lead commenter

    . . . is wrong, is immoral, is fraud. Etc.

    I try not to but occasionally indulge during a noncontact.

    I think you shouldn't, primarily because of what might happen if you get caught. Unless you can sell coal to Newcastle you'd have a hard time convincing me it's not fraud either.

    When you look at some of the more frequent posters on here you wonder how they've got the time to, ahem, teach.

    Also, as a secondary issue, doesn't TES have some sort of responsibility wrt this? Personally, I think not, but I've been wrong before (2001 I think it was).

    Please reply, in your own time . . .
  2. davieee

    davieee Occasional commenter

    I reckon if you post during your lunch / tea break there shouldn't be a problem as its your own time and should be covered by the council's "free and fair use" policy.

    Even though your non-contact time is effectively your own due to McCrone, its more of a grey area but even so there's some who'd say its ok.
  3. gnulinux

    gnulinux Occasional commenter

    Working during posting hours should be banned!!!
    SIB13, bigjimmy2 and aspensquiver like this.
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    How do you know all the posters work full time or are even teachers?

    I would post in my non-contact time if I felt like it. We're allowed some personal use of ICT and as I can do my work at a time and place of my choosing I can't see how it could be fraud!
    bigjimmy2 and aspensquiver like this.
  5. subman68

    subman68 Occasional commenter

    I enjoy your post but you are showing a recent trend to the crazy side.

    I regard this as CPD.
  6. inthered

    inthered Occasional commenter

    Yup. Part of your 35 hours extra to make you a better teacher.
  7. gnulinux

    gnulinux Occasional commenter

    And where else can you go to debate the rights and wrongs of Scottish Education?? Certainly not in School!!!
  8. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Lead commenter

    I can assure you that I am not trending to the crazy side.
    Always been there.
  9. halfajack

    halfajack Occasional commenter

    I don't see how it's a grey area or how on earth it could be construed as fraud!
  10. morrisseyritual

    morrisseyritual Occasional commenter

    Sharing and receiving advice is CPD. Nothing wrong with posting.

    McCrone and McCormac have redefined what working hours are now, BigJimmy!
    ryeland and aspensquiver like this.
  11. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Lead commenter

    Waking hours = working hours!
    ScotSEN likes this.
  12. Freddie92

    Freddie92 Occasional commenter

    I don't think it is a problem posting during working hours, as during non-contacts it is good to see what is going on and what other colleagues views are on certain issues.

    I would agree that it should count as CPD.
    ryeland likes this.
  13. amysdad

    amysdad Established commenter

    Posting during non-contact is fine, I think. Actually, what you're doing is taking part in a conversation or discussion about matters pertaining to Scottish Education, so it can count towards your CPD requirements.

    I don't think you'd be allowed to spend all 35 hours on here, though...
    ryeland likes this.
  14. bigjimmy2

    bigjimmy2 Lead commenter

    Nope, sorry, I still think it shouldn't be done!
  15. gnulinux

    gnulinux Occasional commenter

  16. Potatoes005

    Potatoes005 Occasional commenter

    TES is CPD absolutely. As is going for a round of golf or whatever and talking about education. Breathing near an auld textbook, bung it all in who's caring

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