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aha.

28 girls showed up for derby tryouts today!

My library got funding to reopen on Sundays, so I'm back to a Sunday-Thursday schedule again. More or less.

Work has been uber-meh lately. Too much to do. Too little time. Too many annoying things. Pain-in-the-ass customers, etc etc. Since the ILL lady quit, I now spend a nice portion of my time in ILL land. We stopped taking new requests and filling requests from other libraries on the 15th, but there are still a ton of items that need to go in and out. The previously lady had the most complicated system ever, ugh, and at least since she's never coming back we've been able to change it to be easier, but still, it's a huge pain in the ass. Plus, I'm expected to find time to handle this, my ref desk hours (slightly fewer than normal), my hour on the youth desk, ordering new materials, supervising volunteers, wrapping up the adult summer reading program, maintaining the reference desk schedule, AMONG OTHER THINGS. The kids' end of the summer reading party is Thursday night and my boss was trying to get me to volunteer to work for it. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. I think they are trying to kill me. I fantasize about falling down a staircase and getting to go on worker's comp leave. (okay, not really, but it is sort of tempting sometimes between dealing with the crazy homeless people, calling the cops, all the computers breaking down, somebody asking me if they can ask me a dumb question, and one of my other coworkers running over to announce x is broken and what should they do because I'm obviously the ONLY person that has all the answers)

Deep breath....

Pandora's new stupid monthly time quota thing sucks.

Oh and I feel broke. Where does all my money go?
Oh right, South America, tutus, flea meds, lattes, shiny new wheels for my skates, cat insulin, doggie daycare, toilet paper, etc etc etc

Anyway, life is busy. I'm still alive for the moment. Four and a half more days of work left this week. Three derby practices. One dentist appointment. And a partridge in a pear tree.

Comments

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(Anonymous)
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, I thought my library was crazy.

ILL just seems to require complexity, but yay for streamlining.

I too am counting down the days to the end of summer reading.

Hang in there. Summer is the super crazy time. Things will return to the regular level of crazy once school starts again.
dumbsarah
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
Sorry, that was me.
simpledarksquid
Jul. 21st, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
thanks for the kind words, except things don't get better when school starts at our library, they get worse!!!

school here starts the second week of August, there is a HS across the street from us and we usually get 50+ kids a day after school. they're loud and obnoxious and they piss off the other patrons, AND since it's still summer we have a large number of tourists coming in since we are the only place in town with internet computers. so basically until tourist season dies down, we're smashed.

the only really quiet times around this library are during school breaks in the winter.
limb_of_satan
Jul. 21st, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
Yikes! Your work schedule sounds insane - how do you realistically do all that? Couldn't you talk to your boss about rearranging duties so some other people get a chance to shine? How selfish of you to hog all the work glory for yourself ; )
simpledarksquid
Jul. 21st, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
well my boss is really flexible and kinda goes along with whatever amount of stuff i can manage to get done. and most everybody else has a ton of stuff to do, or they aren't as capable and are kinda capped at what they do do. basically my library needs to decide to do less.
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