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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Who's the bastard in the black?

Coming out of Hannigan's Truss Boutique I bumped into Ken Barmy, the systems manager for Pardendale Libraries. Last time we spoke he was being a bit smug because they'd got their act in gear and advertised internally for maternity cover in what we would imagine to be indecent haste, even before the actual birth (in Helminthdale the child will have at least reached tertiary college before the job description was written).

"Have you got a new Town Librarian yet?" I ask.

"It's delayed. We had two internal candidates and they were both interviewed. One's a Town Librarian from elsewhere in the Borough looking for a change of scenery. They've worked for us for twenty years. The other's an Assistant Librarian who's worked for us for thirty years."

"Difficult decision?"

"Who's to say? The appointment's been put back for three weeks pending external references."


The Topiary Cow said...

Cow fumbling with cross-species translation:

Does this mean that despite 20-30 years experience in the very institution in which they are interviewing, other "outside" references also must be obtained?

Such as from the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker?


Kevin Musgrove said...

Precisely so.

This isn't a trick we've learned yet at Helminthdale. But give it time...

J Cheever Loophole said...

We don't do that in Sheboygan. We promote our own with indecnet haste and occasionally they don't end up making a total foul-up at their new level of responsibility.

PS vacancy for Chief Executive Masseur/se progress report - Old CEM has been going since January and will probably leave on 12/31. We understand the owners want to start searching after that.

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