Thursday, March 03, 2011

Staffing Shortages

So, another department is suffering from lack of man power. This time around, my department was TOLD by management that every librarian would be
required to spend 1hr per week at the Information Services Desk until further notice. I told the librarian who does the desk schedules to make sure that I'm
the last one on the list. Well, because of my work schedule I'm the next to last.

I made this request because no one shared the duty with me of 4hrs per week in the Government Information Department.

This afternoon was my first stint at the Information Services Desk.

Why did the patron(black man) walk up to me and say, "Oh, you normally work on the other side of the room(borrower services desk!)"

I told him that I didn't work on that floor at all.

He then said, "Yes you do, you're the woman that no one goes to for help!"

Once again, I told him that I didn't work on that floor.

He said, "OH WELL, I GUESS YOU HAVE A TWIN THAT WORKS OVER THERE!"

I told him, "I DON'T HAVE A TWIN AND I DON'T WORK ON THIS FLOOR!"

2 comments:

mrstdj said...

LOL @ I guess you have a twin. He was convinced, huh? Your patrons are so entertaining.

Nexgrl said...

When I told my co-worker, he knew exactly who the patron was talking about.