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Monday, August 22, 2005

Care in the community postscript

I'm reminded of the time one of our library assistants died in harness. A very nice, very popular and hard-working member of staff, everyone who knew her wanted to go to the funeral so her family arranged it so that the funeral was at lunch time so that as many people could get there as possible (our branch libraries close for lunch). The only problem was that the library she worked at didn't close for lunch but we, and our customers, thought that this would be closed just this once as a sign of respect. How wrong can you be? Her closest colleagues only got to the funeral because staff from further afield gave up their lunch hours to cover the building. No customers came in that lunchtime as they all assumed the place was closed.

It's a poor do when you're not even allowed to bury your dead.

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