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Volunteering

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Geekzilla, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Geekzilla

    Geekzilla Nibble Poster

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    I won’t go into the gory details but I left my job yesterday after several months of thorough unpleasantness.

    I am hoping to spend the next two weeks volunteering at a small primary school, helping the chap who over sees the schools network and systems. I know he has a lot of work on at the moment and there a number of problems to correct and a server build required.

    This is my first real exposure to a large network and server and would appreciate any good questions I should ask so I don’t look too green and also so I can hit the ground running.

    If I make a good impression it might turn into something longer term.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

    Cheers
     
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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    If you're going to be working in a school you may also want to check out www.edugeek.net
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    You will look green. That's unavoidable. You lose that by gaining experience.

    Simply watch and learn. By all means, ask questions if you don't understand something... but realize that asking a bunch of questions is going to eliminate any sort of volunteer benefit you can provide, as any potential time savings will be consumed by having to answer questions.
     
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