Monday, January 31, 2011

A waste of time and money

Yesterday, my co-worker arrived to work and said, I don't feel well. I'm going to go home."

This is a woman who has an hour or more commute on Sundays. I asked my supervisor, "Why didn't she just call? Did she really think it was better to come in and leave?"

So, instead of yet another sick call-in, you'd rather turn around and go home. Not work an hour or two and leave, but leave after 5 minutes.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


My last hour at the Reference Desk today: The ditzy supervisor was assigned to work with me. The supervisor that she was supposed to relieve ended up calling her. Why, you ask, well she was still at her desk because she didn't realize that she was supposed to be at the reference desk. Yes, that's exactly what she said.

8 minutes before our hour at the desk was up, she said, "I'M LEAVING THE DESK BECAUSE I HAVE TO USE THE BATHROOM AND I DON'T WANT TO BE LATE FOR MY MEETING!"

I just looked at her like YEAH whatEVER!!!! She then said, "THAT is, if you don't mind."

I didn't give her an answer.

So the problems with her mess:

A copy of the daily reference desk schedules are across from her cubicle.

The Floor Manager meets with the floor supervisors every week at the SAME TIME.

The Floor Manager also has a copy of the desk schedules.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Staff Meetings

I detest them. All I ask is that they be forever cancelled. Librarians, in my experience can drag a topic out. Why should it take over 20 minutes to discuss the first item on the agenda. The meeting was only an hour and there were 6 items on the agenda.

That's just and example from today.

I must admit that I'm the reason for the first item on the agenda. Last month, I answered a patron's email question. He wanted to know why the books that he was interested in, were library use only. Well, he happened to want to check out HIGH THEFT ITEMS. This is the reason they've become library use only and are shelved in the staff area. What subject could these books possible fall under you ask? Why they are extraterrestial, occult, things of that nature.

What did the patron do? I answered the question using my work email account. The patron contacted me this month with a borrower services problem. In bold type the email said, since I gave such a quick and thorough response previously, he just knew that I would do so again.

Monday, January 10, 2011

What's happening at the library so far

Thursday December 30,2010: A woman hid on my floor and entered the staff area after closing. She tried to steal a co-workers hard drive. She was
Not successful. She then stole a hard drive from the International Center Reference Desk. She was seen on the security video exiting the building with a large black trash bag.

I guess our floor is being punished. Management still hasn't approved the request for a replacement hard drive. *****I had to change this because it wasn't replaced.***

I took an exam last week. It was so that I can once again be placed on the promotional list. They renew the list every three years. A co-worker was at the exam who I later found out had been AWOL. He was at work today, like business as usual.