I could change the settings on the system tonight so's the new regime takes place tomorrow. Or on Wednesday night so's it takes place from 1st February. But no: Management Group has decided it takes effect from next Monday.
"How are they doing that?" I ask.
"What do you mean?"
"I'm not coming in Saturday night or Sunday to do it."
So the compromise is that I do it on Friday night at close of play. The delay is necessary so that a memo can be written, checked, corrected, printed and sent out to libraries. I wonder why the memo hasn't been drafted already given that this has been on the cards for months. Milton has a deeper question:
"Why don't they send everyone an email?"
He's new, he doesn't know how things work here yet.