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    Thumb print scan for sign in??

    I have been told by my school that we have to scan our thumb for the daily sign-in and sign-out, thay have also said that this is requested by Thai law??
    can anyone let me know if the thumb scan is required by law? personally i think they are talking a load of shite.

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    Sign-in/out may be required under Thai Labour Law but I highly doubt it specifies thumb scans. We use them at our office too though; interestingly enough a Court in Hong Kong recently ruled that they (thumb scanners) were an 'invasion of privacy'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Sign-in/out may be required under Thai Labour Law but I highly doubt it specifies thumb scans. We use them at our office too though; interestingly enough a Court in Hong Kong recently ruled that they (thumb scanners) were an 'invasion of privacy'.
    Cheers! I fully agree that the sign-in and out is a requirement by Thai law, but this shite that they need a thumb scan is utter BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Sign-in/out may be required under Thai Labour Law but I highly doubt it specifies thumb scans. We use them at our office too though; interestingly enough a Court in Hong Kong recently ruled that they (thumb scanners) were an 'invasion of privacy'.

    I'd love a job in your office-posting on TD all day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Sign-in/out may be required under Thai Labour Law but I highly doubt it specifies thumb scans. We use them at our office too though; interestingly enough a Court in Hong Kong recently ruled that they (thumb scanners) were an 'invasion of privacy'.

    I'd love a job in your office-posting on TD all day!
    Sure, I could always use another pair of hands. There is currently an opening in the tea-room; someone to fetch my refreshments. Are you qualifed?

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    Sounds better than my current job, starting salary?

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    They're talking shite about it being Thai law.

    I knew a bloke who was teaching in some school, Sarasass I think. They had a thumbscanner... for all 250 teachers. You can picture the queue at 4pm on a Friday afternoon.

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    Same as my school, we have one. They're telling you a load of bollocks I'm afraid.

    It was installed at my school 3 months ago to stop all the Thai teachers from clocking in and out for each other.

    Thai law my arse....hahahaha

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    ^Spot on, it's to stop the Thai teachers abusing the system and arse covering for each other, sweet FA to do with the law.

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    Yes. Westerners would never do things like sign in for eachother. Simply impossible. It's solely a (sneaky) Thai trait.

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    What's the big deal? We use a fingerprint scan in my job here (UK) to sign in. Only prob is the clock's set a few mins slow, so you always have to wait a few mins to sign out or be docked 15 mins pay... *sigh*

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    1984 NR...enjoy it, it's for your own safety apparently

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    I am thinking of starting a rubber thumb business. Is there a future in it?

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    School teacher, whether here or in the West is supposed to be the type of job that carries respect and dignity, and the privilege of being trusted to work your required hours seems like a part of that respect.
    My school has a sign sheet, but so long as it's filled out no one really checks. Your can fill all 10 in/outs for the week on Friday afternoon if you want to.
    Also as professionals, teachers are allowed to freely come and go during the day so long as they do not miss their classes. Maybe I'm just lucky to be working at a school with good management.

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    Thumbs Biz

    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    I am thinking of starting a rubber thumb business. Is there a future in it?
    This type of business is already quite well established in the UK. To obtain state benefits you now need a thumb print. Some enterprising souls are digging up corpses, removing their thumbs and then making a benefit claim.

    Good for them, thumbs up I say. MH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Hatter
    Some enterprising souls are digging up corpses, removing their thumbs and then making a benefit claim.
    Mumrah.

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    Cool scan my butt

    Quote Originally Posted by deathstardan View Post
    Same as my school, we have one. They're telling you a load of bollocks I'm afraid.

    It was installed at my school 3 months ago to stop all the Thai teachers from clocking in and out for each other.

    Thai law my arse....hahahaha
    oh . . . you mean there's an arse scanner as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chairman Mao
    I knew a bloke who was teaching in some school, Sarasass I think. They had a thumbscanner... for all 250 teachers. You can picture the queue at 4pm on a Friday afternoon.
    I have to do the thumb scan thing to take my kids out off school, its not a real a hassle, They also record the kids in class as well I can view them on line. All good I recon.
    Complaining about nothing I recon

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    School teacher, whether here or in the West is supposed to be the type of job that carries respect and dignity, and the privilege of being trusted to work your required hours seems like a part of that respect.
    My school has a sign sheet, but so long as it's filled out no one really checks. Your can fill all 10 in/outs for the week on Friday afternoon if you want to.
    Also as professionals, teachers are allowed to freely come and go during the day so long as they do not miss their classes. Maybe I'm just lucky to be working at a school with good management.
    agreed. I had same before....

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    I don't sign in or out...I'm supposed to but fuc* em. They know when I'm there or not I have to walk past the office every morning to get to my office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by filch
    1984 NR...enjoy it, it's for your own safety apparently
    Really? I thought it was so they could dock me 15 mins pay if I clocked in a minute late or out a minute early...

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    The law of the land says that Thais have to use a fingerprint. Other teachers do not.

    Believe it or not. There is a team from the MOE that does go to each school and check out whether or not the teachers have signed in and out.

    I spent one afternoon signing in and out.

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    its no big deal,
    the door to my classroom has a thumbscan... no biggie.
    Its not like they are taking blood from you, or probing you in any other way

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    I'd love a job in your office-posting on TD all day!
    sign in and out is the only way they can tell if he was there unless they check the bandwidth used,, as he damn sure has no work to do or does any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    School teacher, whether here or in the West is supposed to be the type of job that carries respect and dignity, and the privilege of being trusted to work your required hours seems like a part of that respect.
    My school has a sign sheet, but so long as it's filled out no one really checks. Your can fill all 10 in/outs for the week on Friday afternoon if you want to.
    Also as professionals, teachers are allowed to freely come and go during the day so long as they do not miss their classes. Maybe I'm just lucky to be working at a school with good management.
    Same here...I only spend 12 hrs at my job per week.

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