4 things you wouldn’t expect students to do to your computer equipment

I worked as an IT Network Manager in a school before I created the Freeperiod room booking system. I loved my job and took good care of my equipment. Here are some of the, let’s call them non-technical issues, I had to deal with.

  • Students putting Wotsits in my floppy disk drives (all in one piece, quite impressive).
  • Students snapping the gear belt of CD/DVD drives so the tray wouldn’t open.
  • Students rearranging the keys on the keyboards (I won’t mention some of the words spelt during this activity).
  • Students stealing balls from the computer mice (I had to glue them down. the opening that is, not the mice).

Have you had to deal with any ‘non-technical’ issues?

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