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caretaker on different sites

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philliph2017
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caretaker on different sites

Post by philliph2017 » Fri, 17th Mar 2017, 6:37pm

is anyone on here a caretaker on different school sites, if so what is your thoughts on it and comments

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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by Drone » Sat, 18th Mar 2017, 6:52pm

I had enough to do being a caretaker in one school, let alone multiple sites

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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by adyjay » Sat, 18th Mar 2017, 10:06pm

It's hard... Trying to please everyone as you have two of everything to do.

No one realises you look after both schools as they are never interested in you so when you don't do something straight away they go and moan.

Wish it were just one school.
I often wonder why its easier to complain than praise?
Understanding and co-operation is sadly lacking in schools towards caretakers from the staff etc....
When we are wanted they are all nice, when we ask for something they moan!
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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by OXSET » Sun, 19th Mar 2017, 10:24am

I was just about to go over two sites. Next step in my career so long as I at least have an assistant on one.

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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by Breezeblock » Sun, 19th Mar 2017, 12:14pm

I used to be a mobile caretaker for a housing association and looked after about 30 sites - blocks of flats, big external estates or shared houses with just a tiny communal porch. Used to get the odd spurious complaints from tenants now and again that I hadn't been on site so thereafter used to make a point of banging the end of the hoover against their front door as I went round to clean, or develop a nasty hacking cough as I was litterpicking their front garden first thing in the morning :icon_badgrin:
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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by JohnE875 » Mon, 20th Mar 2017, 7:19am

Hard enough keeping this place running properly
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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by ICE » Mon, 20th Mar 2017, 3:19pm

A School in a MAT and two Churches.
Have a nICE day!©

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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by GARRY E » Mon, 20th Mar 2017, 4:35pm

philliph2017 wrote:
Fri, 17th Mar 2017, 6:37pm
is anyone on here a caretaker on different school sites, if so what is your thoughts on it and comments
Good question but why do you ask ?
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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by Beboper » Mon, 20th Mar 2017, 5:01pm

I have been asked to help at another school so just about to find out

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Re: caretaker on different sites

Post by 077bluerover » Tue, 21st Mar 2017, 9:09am

I looked after 2 sites and private nursery for 15 years, I was happy all ways had stuff to do I like to keep busy sitting around is no good for you really . One good plus side you can't be in two places at the same time so when one School ring and moan or ask where you are you just blame it on the other site they always expected that excuse. I look after one big site now , no one to blame now :( one good tip don't have a Walkie talkie keep to mobile phone it's funny how office staff except it when you do not answer your phone but don't except you not answering your Walkie talkie !

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