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to think this isn't my responsibility any more? (at work)

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AnonymousUsername Mon 13-Jun-16 13:43:13

NC as this is outing... ish. I work at a school. The Reprographic Manager went on maternity leave. In her absence I covered part of her role (fixing photocopiers when jammed etc) the Repro Junior Tech still works there doing day to day stuff. Another manger took on part of the rest of the role for the period (orders, line management, etc) School subsequently made Repro Manager redundant. Now school expects me to take on the fault repair bit permanently no extra pay etc.

AIBU but is this not my 'job'? confused

KinkyAfro Mon 13-Jun-16 13:45:31

Really? How often does it jam? Ours jams all the time but takes about 2 mins to unjam....i wouldn't ask or expect a pay rise to unjam a copier!

29ismyluckynumber Mon 13-Jun-16 13:46:58

maybe but op has a job to do.

imagine it jams several times a day and she has to sort it AND do her role.

Yanbu op.

Stillunexpected Mon 13-Jun-16 13:48:35

If the school is large enough to employ a reprographic manager AND tech then I suspect there is a lot more than just one photocopier involved!

AnonymousUsername Mon 13-Jun-16 13:48:51

I have to sort them out most days. and now anything related to the MFPs is 'my' problem.

Kidnapped Mon 13-Jun-16 13:48:52

I'm guessing that there is more than one photocopier at the school.

"fixing photocopiers"

AnonymousUsername Mon 13-Jun-16 13:49:28

there are circa 30 copiers in the school.

MyKingdomForBrie Mon 13-Jun-16 13:50:44

Is it linked to your job at all? Are you in any way facilities/admin or are you teaching? If it's the former I guess I would evaluate how much it adds to my working day and then suggest a pay rise accordingly.

MyKingdomForBrie Mon 13-Jun-16 13:51:02

Sorry if it's the latter I'd say no!

nonline Mon 13-Jun-16 13:57:42

Are you in a school with the sort of staff who abandon a jammed photocopier because they 'don't have time' to follow on-screen unjamming instructions and then go and find another one to jam? ;-)

Don't think it sounds like a pay-worthy change (tho that depends on your role) although I would be pushing for tech to do it if it compromised own work - which being 'on call' around school presumably does.

expatinscotland Mon 13-Jun-16 14:06:00


KinkyAfro Mon 13-Jun-16 14:09:32

Yanbu if there's that many copiers, no

cansu Mon 13-Jun-16 14:13:24

It depends really on whether you have time to do this and your other job. If you just dislike this particular aspect then yes a bit unreasonable but of it means your other work is too hard to get through then no YANBU. I would probably be looking at communicating that it disturbs you from doing rest of your job. Is it possible to share the burden by perhaps being on call alternate days with the junior tech person? You would perhaps be better putting forward your own solution in order to resolve this.

expatinscotland Mon 13-Jun-16 17:47:39

I'd also look at your contract and talk to your union rep. I could see servicing 30 copiers being highly disruptive to your other role.

TheSnowFairy Mon 13-Jun-16 17:54:20

Yanbu. Shouldn't the Repro Junior be doing this?

grin at MFP

venusinscorpio Mon 13-Jun-16 18:46:57

YANBU. At all. I hate photocopiers, they hate me and I am rubbish at unjamming them. And the fancy multi purpose ones are always really glitchy and temperamental in my experience.

NotYoda Mon 13-Jun-16 18:49:39


It's additional duties

Either you are given more time, or more money to do it

Grilledaubergines Mon 13-Jun-16 18:51:37

If it has its own role then it's unreasonable to expect you to deal with it.

TooLazyToWriteMyOwnFuckinPiece Mon 13-Jun-16 18:52:07

I'm loving that they made someone on ML redundant. Tells you all you need to know about then really.

AnonymousUsername Tue 14-Jun-16 10:06:18

toolazytowrite yep! tossers!

acasualobserver Tue 14-Jun-16 11:17:09

I would ask a very simple question of my line manager: if it is now my responsibility to fix 30 photocopiers which part of my existing role can I drop?

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