Monday, November 6, 2017

Trainees phase 2

We recently received three new circulation staff to train in at my library. It's been a week or two and I think they might have gotten the basics down, more or less. Now they are starting in on the secret rules, the culture, and who they will be here.

Today I have noticed that the first thing that each one of these new people has learned is that talking with, or spending time with the Manager is a safe zone from working.

I am sad to say that this is the 187th thing anyone should learn here, and ideally I like to see it learned through cynical observation, not through its happy occupation.

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