Saturday, May 5, 2007

saturday: the first hour

1. the librarian-in-charge (me!) is responsible for purchasing the morning newspapers. a degenerate "standing guard" over the newspaper stand told me the "newpaper guy" will be right back and i should wait there for him. i do not wait there.
2. no one made a daily schedule. the daily is a complicated grid of boxes telling us where we are supposed to be every hour of our work day. making sure every desk is covered, everyone gets a break, everyone gets lunch, no one is two places at the same time, etc etc, could be some sort of aptitude test within itself. i usually fail, but so far so good.
3. our "cluster" staff called out. what clustering is supposed to be: an employee from another library comes to fill in at your library when you are short staffed. what clustering is here at hell's library: no one wants to come here, but you can't refuse to cluster, so they call out the morning they are supposed to be here and then we are even more short staffed and there's nothing we can do about it because it's too late to get someone else.
only 6 hours and 45 minutes to go ...

1 comment:

Kara said...

hope your day ended a little better than it began.