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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The management were furious: they were doing 'Oklahoma'

Session two of Junior Leadership. The content is sound but some of the back-vibe is a little disturbing. It's becoming apparent that whatever we the trainees think we're here for the trainers have their own agenda. Quite early on in the proceedings I decide that the best course of action, for now, is to pretend I've not noticed.

A morning's worth of progress became badly derailed as, in the middle of an exercise where we split into groups to identify and discuss strengths and weaknesses within the Library Service, a figure materialised at the back of the room, like the shopkeeper in Mister Benn.

It was T.Aldous.

A wave of tension ran through the room. Daisy Duck grabbed my arm and hissed:

"What the fuck is he doing here? Is he staying? If he's staying, I'm off!"

Similar mutterings could be heard from other tables. I had no more idea than Daisy as to what was going on. And I was even more puzzled when the rest of Policy Team materialised.

It turned out that they'd arrived to partake of the free lunch "to be supportive."


Lavinia said...

Unbelievable. I don't know how you all manage to keep your cool sometimes.

emu said...

he doesn't!!!

Kevin Musgrove said...

No, I don't.

The Topiary Cow said...

There is no free lunch.

According to economists anyway, who seem to be happily dining on taxpayer moolah with no payment schedule in sight.