Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums - Join the Debate at WWW.Tes.Co.Uk/forums: Opinion

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums - Join the Debate at WWW.Tes.Co.Uk/forums: Opinion

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Will you be working to rule?

Although I'm essentially in favour of what is proposed, I think I might feel a little bit guilty about, for example, not handing in planning or replying to mails outside of working hours. This is mainly because I work in a small school with few staff and I feel as if I would be letting others down or increasing their workload.

cleggy1611

I have been working to rule for 26 years...Why should I change now?

chrisoakey

The only thing that we actually do differently from before is that we refuse to answer the staffroom phone if it rings during lunchtimes.

blazer

It has been made clear where I work that our head doesn't take the view that we currently work the requisite hours anyway, and if we choose to work to rule then they will make sure life is harder. The threat is there for anyone who can read between the lines.

newposter

As a union rep I will continue to "work to rule", because I have a life and because I'm not a toady to the head. …

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