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Thursday, October 30, 2008

That woman's just remembered where she's put the oven gloves

If you work job share or part-time, quite a lot of your time is spent finding out what's been happening while you've not been in. Thus it is that Katie's catching up with things over a cup of coffee with Lola when Doreen comes into the staff room.

"I don't know why you both have to be in here supping coffee. Shouldn't one of you be keeping an eye on the staff?" asks Doreen.

"I don't know why you and Julia both have to be on leave next week. Shouldn't one of you be keeping an eye on the operational management of the Library Service?" asks Lola.

Motherhood hasn't mellowed Lola any.


The Topiary Cow said...

So they job share, but both take leave at the same time?

(shaking her Topiary head)

Don't have "job-share" arrangements here...doesn't sound that we're missing much...


Kevin Musgrove said...

Ms Cow: We have a division of the operational management of our libraries whereby the north of the borough is managed by Doreen and the south of the borough by Julia. Theoretically this means that if one or other is away then the other can keep an overview of the service. Except that they go on holiday together, which sort of ruins the dynamic.

I started to explain Katie's and Lola's job-shares but it gets a bit too complicated for the comments box. I'll explain our take on job-sharing in a future post.