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Friday, November 09, 2007

Bored shitless

Another day another ennui...

The usual listless day's hanging about wondering what I'm supposed to be doing for a living. I missed out on yesterday's power cut, which took everything out for ten minutes and left a little bit for me to clean up first thing this morning. That would have made a pleasant change from the usual entirely self-inflicted crises that the Library Service manufactures every other day.

I am bored out of my skull. Not by the work: I really don't mind the number-crunching and systems maintenance and there are times when I quite enjoy it. I'm bored by the job and even more so by the organisation.

"Ho hum, it's another last-minute panic."

"My word, it's another unplanned bit of work with all the key dependancy factors out of control, we've not had one of them for, oooh, it must be a day."

"Good heavens, you tell me that the project you've been wittering on about for the past eighteen months is now overdue and you expect me to guess what you need me to set up for you. How unprecendented."

Somebody mentions burn-out. For one giddy moment I think we're stock-editing the reference library. Ah well, you live in hope.


The Topiary Cow said...

Cow always thinks it's a pity that anyone working in a library can't just spend the day reading.

After all, doesn't library school attract people who like books, like to read...

Can't be bored while reading something good.


Kevin Musgrove said...

In our organisation reading of any sort doesn't count as "work."

Thus it was that a colleague reading his instructions for this year's children's service survey (results to go to H.M. Government) was told: "while you're not doing anything can you go and count the bookmarks in the distribution room?"