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Dieu Tue 15-Mar-16 12:36:10

Hello everyone. I work part-time at an after school club, and have done for nearly two years. I enjoy my wee job, am good at it, very conscientious and caring, and extremely fond of the children in my care.
Every week we are given a list of children to be picked up, on the different days. It seldom changes, as the children obviously have set days they come on.
Prior to every shift, I write down the name of each child I've to collect, and take it with me to the school. I daresay it's a bit old-fashioned (my phone is a very basic brick) but it doesn't fail me, and I have never once failed to pick up a child in my care.
My boss is now saying that we have to print off our daily list, and hand it to our manager on arrival at our premises with the children. Apparently it's to satisfy the Care Commission's paperwork requirements.
Thing is, I don't have a printer, and feel that I shouldn't have to purchase one for the sole purpose of my work.
Am I being unreasonable in thinking that management should provide us with a print-out for the week ahead? I appreciate it's not ideal for any rare last minute changes that may occur, as we'd have to hand write them in, and I'm not sure if CC would approve!
Very many thanks in advance.

Ifailed Tue 15-Mar-16 12:39:35

YANBU. If they want it printed, then they should print it. Maybe buy them a John Bull printing set off ebay and tell them to get on with it.

tibbawyrots Tue 15-Mar-16 12:48:31

Tell them that you are trying to save the earth's resources and don't print unnecessary documents that could be emailed . If they want s printout they should provide it.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Tue 15-Mar-16 12:59:21

Yanbu, you certainly shouldn't have to pay for it!

wasonthelist Tue 15-Mar-16 13:56:31


Dieu Tue 15-Mar-16 14:09:59

Just as I thought. Thanks everyone.

Maidupmum Tue 15-Mar-16 15:58:51

The Care Commission don't look into after school care so I wouldn't worry about them!

VerySlovenly Tue 15-Mar-16 17:44:01

There is definitely a trend for employers to expect people to own a computer/smartphone/printer etc and use them for work purposes at their own expense. Not a good trend.
They could easily find another way of keeping a record / checking you haven't lost any kids on the way!

divafever99 Tue 15-Mar-16 17:48:52

Hmm doesn't seem right to me. So your manager wants you to type a list of names on your home computer then print them off? What about data protection? I would be tempted to ring the care commission and run this past them!

YouMakeMyDreams Tue 15-Mar-16 17:53:47

Care comission do deal with after school clubs as well. But yes diva is correct you shouldn't be expected to type them in a home computer and print them off.
Where is the club located? Do they not have printers to do this?

EverySongbirdSays Tue 15-Mar-16 17:57:26

If the CQC were to inspect, which I find highly unlikely, (more likely to be OFSTED) I believe that they would take issue with staff members printing off lists of children to be collected and bringing them to work, the issues around privacy/confidentiality and safeguarding around those lists perhaps being left on buses, trains or in cars would be huge and frowned upon. Either inspectorate would frown on this. Records pertaining to children should be kept on site not in staff homes, it seems they are cutting corners on printing costs. YANBU. Don't do it.

EverySongbirdSays Tue 15-Mar-16 18:01:40

Oh I see your in Scotland, my bad, my comments would still apply to the inspectorates there though.

Scholes34 Tue 15-Mar-16 18:05:38

We've four lap tops and two desk top computers in our house and no printer. They're expensive to run and a big expense if you're not needing to print anything other than your daily list. The kids send things to school to print and I may make use of the office printer for the odd letter. Other than that we manage without a printer. You should be able to too.

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 15-Mar-16 18:08:16

I agree - he wants it printed, he can supply the printer.
As an aside, as soon as you said 'wee job' I stared reading it in a lovely Scottish accent. smile

LittleBlackTrilby Tue 15-Mar-16 18:10:42

What's the difference between a written list and a typed list? confused

Tell them to bile their heids. grin

nancy75 Tue 15-Mar-16 18:12:59

How do they give you the names at the start of the week? Why can't they just print a register off for you then?

wheelofapps Tue 15-Mar-16 18:14:03

Aye. 'Aff and bile yer heid' would be the correct response.

Although, perhaps not if you value your job.

Does seem unreasonable though.

Twinsareplenty Tue 15-Mar-16 18:16:44

Ask them to bulk-print a proforma that you can then fill in daily in pen.

Dieu Tue 15-Mar-16 19:57:03

Thanks everyone - yer a braw bunch right enough grin

Gabilan Tue 15-Mar-16 21:28:45

Presumably work would be annoyed if you made personal use of their facilities. So why use your facilities for work, even if you were in a position to?

Siolence Tue 15-Mar-16 21:34:49

I'd be querying having a list of children's names and collection details held in an insecure fashion tbh. Not exactly protected data.

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