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.