With the responsibilities of a Network Assistant come certain requirements. One of these is that sometimes students have to sacrifice their time off to come in to school and help the network administrator with network problems or infrastructure upgrades. Off time such as breaks and Pro-Ed days are usually the only times the network can afford to be down because it does not have any users currently on it and also because teacher rooms are empty so it is the perfect opportunity to do major hardware upgrades. This experience cannot be looked at as time spent not on vacation but as time students can learn more about various aspects of the network and the hardware that is a vital life line to this school. This is also a good time for students to bond with other Network Assistants which will later improve the cohesiveness and team work necessary in this type of environment.