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What ply does your district use?
Old 07-20-2018, 08:10 AM
 
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This may seem petty, but in all the school bathrooms, including the faculty ones, our district uses 1-ply toilet paper (it actually seems like 0.5-ply!). However, I've been to the district offices and their bathrooms use 2 or 3-ply. Just another way we've lead to feel like peons in the hierarchy of things!


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Old 07-20-2018, 08:14 AM
 
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I find this hilarious. I don't know why!
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:42 AM
 
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Same. School bathrooms have see through tissue paper. DO has real toilet paper that I couldnt read a book through
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Lol
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I find this both hilarious and annoying. Perhaps they need heavier ply because they are more full of crap in the district offices!;
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i find this both hilarious and annoying. Perhaps they need heavier ply because they are more full of crap in the district offices!
Bookbadger, that is too funny!


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Old 07-20-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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Everyone gets the yucky stuff around here. I have my own personal stash of the good stuff.
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So cheap
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That during teacher appreciation weekPTO brought Charmaine for us
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toilet paper
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The same goes for tissue. We get the cheapest tissue and it's hell on our noses during cold/flu season. If anyone asks if they can purchase anything for the kids to use, I say "Kleenex!!"
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We get the cheapest tissue and it's hell on our noses during cold/flu season.
We don't get tissues for our noses at all! We have to put that on the kid's supply list or we have to buy it for the classroom!
However we do get TP...one ply like OP


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Old 07-20-2018, 12:02 PM
 
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One ply, so I unroll a ton! I donít think it really saves them any money that way.

Facial tissues have to go the studentsí supply list. However, as an elective teacher Iím lucky if someone gives me some. I was super low after first semester last year, so put it on my welcome to class info sheet for the new semester. I got two boxes out of 145 students. When we ran out, I just told them we were out. Oh well, middle school. I donít think very many used their sleeves.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:27 PM
 
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Every school district Iíve worked in has used 1-ply, which only results in having to use twice as much. How is that saving money?

Also, how about the crummy brown paper towels in the restrooms and at the classroom sinks? That paper is of such inferior quality, it doesnít even absorb anything! I swear the moisture just stays on top of the paper.
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Old 07-20-2018, 01:29 PM
 
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1 ply here. Now I'm going to have to go to the bathroom at the DO and see what they have!

Not only that, but we so rarely have soap, paper towels, and toilet paper in the bathroom at the same time at my school that we refer to it as the "trifecta" .
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:17 PM
 
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Our loo paper is okay. Not what I'd buy for home, but okay. We always have soap and paper towels. Our cleaner always fills them up and puts spares in the room if they're needed through the day. She's good.

I've never been in enough trouble to even go to District Office, so I don't know what they get there. The building is shared with a lot of government offices, so probably the good stuff.

We get given tissues for the classroom; again, not what I'd buy for home, but okay. I tend to be an old-fashioned handkerchief user, so it doesn't bother me.
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Old 07-20-2018, 02:51 PM
 
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Our PTA got us nice TP for staff appreciation last year
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reminds me of an incident..
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supplies had been going missing from the school. One of the head administers came to a faculty meeting and "advised" us of the problem. He more or less made the accusation that a teacher was probably stealing the items. The gym teacher in the back of the room shouted, well, that is easy to solve! Find out which one of us has a furniture repair job on the side, that toilet paper is actually sand paper!

In the end a van was stopped by police in a nearby community and there were tons of supplies all marked with our districts name. It was one of the night cleaning crew.

So, yeah our toilet paper is horrible.
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:21 PM
 
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The same one ply is used at every district site.

My pet peeve is the TP dispensers. The whole district had new dispensers installed in every bathroom. It takes forever to find the TP tail to pull. We only have a one seater staff toilet so time taking to look for the tail cuts into the next person's time for personal needs.
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:03 PM
 
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Most of the time it is 2 ply but they had some very thin stuff. I mentioned it to the custodian. They changed it. Every so often it appears again for a roll (huge rolls). If I mention it, they change it.
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One ply, so I unroll a ton! I donít think it really saves them any money that way.
When you have to roll out 50 feet to make the equivalent of a cotton ball, they can't really be saving any money.
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Not thin
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Ours isnít thin, but I do think you can see the splinters and wood pulp in it. The paper towels could be used to shingle a house.
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:17 AM
 
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My husband runs our family bar business and buys the cheapest 1-ply paper. His reason? It's the only kind that doesn't clog the toilets! It could be the motive for the "crappy" toilet paper.
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:52 AM
 
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I carry wet wipes with me at all times. I pack it like I pack my lunch.
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It is not that great and can get stolen sometimes (?). If it tells you anything I keep a TP stashed in the back of an empty filing cabinet drawer in my classroom. It makes me feel much more secure about my school's bathroom situation. You just never know what my school bathrooms will be like on a day to day basis.
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:00 AM
 
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That's totally my school! We have to jump from staff bathroom to bathroom just trying to find one that has toilet paper, soap, and hand paper towels!! I can't imagine how many minutes of our precious prep that we waste just trying to find a stocked bathroom.
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:19 PM
 
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My district uses the cheapest toilet paper Office Depot sells. However, my department puts money into a fund every year to buy Charmin Ultra Soft for the teacher's bathroom
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