Tuesday, January 15, 2008

That woman has added me to the list of those who hate

Yesteray afternoon, I arrived to the reference desk a little early. The rude/bitter librarian was helping a patron, so I relieved the other librarian. When I returned from behind the desk, chic was still helping a patron. As I sit down, I look up and she stopped mid-sentence, looked at the clock and then at me, and then walked away. She didn't say anything to me or the patron. The patron then approached me and asked me to clarify what the other librarian had just told her.

I asked the patron, "Didn't the other librarian explain to you where you need to go?"

Patron, "She just stopped talking and walked away, so I came to ask you."

I showed the patron where she needed to go, and returned to the desk. I looked at the clock and it was 4:58 p.m. I was heated, I wanted to go in the back and confront the librarian about what she had just done her work day ends at 5:00 p.m.) The problem was that me leaving the reference desk would mean that it would have been unattended.

The standard proceedure is that you are not to leave the desk until someone is there to relieve you. It doesn't matter if your work day has ended or not. I wouldn't have had a problem with her leaving if she had told me or asked me if it was okay, but she didn't.

Our supervisor is on vacation and the manager leaves at 5:00 p.m. So, this morning even though I had planned on a mental health day, I forced myself to come to work. I told the manager what happened and have now added my name to the list of librarians who hate this woman.

I told one of my co-workers last week that we need to devise a plan to get her to leave. She isn't doing us any good.

6 comments:

Tenacious said...

I'm all for planting some drugs in her purse...

Nexgrl said...

@Ten
She may already have some in there, but they obviously aren't the right kind because she is neither calm, mellow, pleasant, or happy.

Opinionated Diva said...

Ok...I'm the type of person that will be ready with coat on, computer shut down, ipod on, train card in hand...completely ready to leave @ 4:55pm (earlier if my manager is traveling), but I would never just walk out in the middle of speaking to someone. That's beyond rude!

LMAO@Tenacious planting drugs!

Tenacious said...

LOL...this chick has some issues, she's the type I'll have to run up on in the parking garage one day after work....

@ Nxt

Girl our cat/dog is just an attention whore. He's mad because she's not giving him any attention lol...like why was he chewing on one of her boots this morning after she locked him out the bathroom...we couldn't do anything but laugh

Nexgrl said...

@O.Diva
Leaving early is all well and good, if you aren't scheduled to work the Reference Desk your last
hour at work. She leaves more than 10 minutes early when she isn't on the desk, she just got caught up and forgot where she was.
Don't worry, hopefully, a write-up is in the works.

@Ten
She ain't even worth the energy. Someone that evil and bitter has to get hers in the end.

TrinaBeingTrina said...

I'm with opinionated diva. That's how I'm usually waiting to leave about 10 minutes before I'm done but I definitely would have never walked away in mid-sentence. That was crazy.

But anyway I definitely got some stories about a few co-workers that better not let me see them on a regular day in the streets. It might be on and poppin'