We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Your evening of swing has been cancelled

Seth's just back after a few days off. He'd been rather hoping that the pile of boxes in the fire escape corridor might have been cleared. Sadly not: the Acq. Team were struggling to cope with a sudden panic-buy of stock ready for the re-opening of Epiphany Library (scheduled some time before the sun goes out); the remnant part-orders from the end-of-financial-year muck-up; and four thousand Book Off paperbacks to be received and invoiced by the end of this week. Then forty-three boxes of books turned up for the Book Up initiative.

It's difficult to know who's the more thrilled:
  • Seth, because it's yet more stuff to have to lug about out of the fire exit corridor;
  • Betty and Noreen, because it's a pile more work that doesn't count towards their performance targets; or
  • Frog, because he'd been rather hoping that this initative might go away until he'd sorted out the other national initiatives that have to be delivered this month.

Needless to say, there's a lot of bad-tempered folk about here today.


Anonymous said...

If it's screwing up your stock replenishment figures as much as it is ours you've got my sympathy!

The Topiary Cow said...

Ew. Performance targets? (Cow afraid this is going to be the future of her workplace too)


emu said...

At least I understand why I've not had any new books lately.