Beryl's decided that she's going to retire in a couple of months' time. She reckons she's had enough of the whole shebang and wants to get out before it's Senebene Library's turn for the will-they won't-they move to a multi-service centre game.
"I could do without the pissing about," she says.
So that'll be another vacancy to have to cover for a while. Doreen's quite determined to get the post filled a.s.a.p. There are other parts of Policy Group quite as determined to have business as usual.
Meanwhile we still haven't filled the Branch Manager's post at Roadkill, which has been vacant for months. Nor, indeed, Bronwyn's old job after a year. And Jim's been gone more more than six months.
If one of our performance targets involves massively underspending the staff and book buying budgets then we must be heading for a gold star.