Monday Morning Grievance: The New Copier

Just because I don’t like change doesn’t make me wrong. Sometimes, newer isn’t better.

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It’s Monday and I haven’t had my coffee.

What teacher doesn’t like a technology upgrade like a new printer/copier in the workroom? After all, the old copier had that one roller than needed constant adjustment to make a straight copy.

Our sleek machine has some faults, though.

The paper trays can only be filled halfway, or the copier jams.

Making more than ten copies? Watch the output tray: the roller gets hot, the paper begins to curl, and the paper jams.

Making duplex copies? The originals had better be in perfect condition, or the copier jams.

Printing from your classroom computer? There’s even chances that it won’t print at all or print twenty copies when you only asked for one. Every once in a while it actually print what you told it.

Printing color from your classroom? You’ve got to tell it in three different places, and even then, you’ve got the previous print problem. You really don’t want to use your color allotment in one go, right?

Oh, the new copier also doesn’t staple. Seriously. So those multipage worksheets, handouts, syllabi, and tests? Yeah, back to the stapler. You had more prep time than you needed, right?

And that’s why the teachers still use the old copier, the one moved to an out-of-the-way space. Because in the grand scheme of things, what’s a wobbly copy or two?

On the plus side, today’s a holiday, so I won’t have to use it.

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4 thoughts on “Monday Morning Grievance: The New Copier

  1. In my practice I had a group of young adults that regularly needed handouts and multiple page questionnaires……and I had inherited an old roller copier that did an excellent job with stapling..not as nice a job copying. I eventually leased a newer model. and OH how I HATED the thing! I wish for you jamm-free days of multiple color copies all collated and stapled!

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