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Thursday, April 01, 2010


Dagmar is kicking off because the bins at Raccoonville Library haven't been emptied since the caretaker retired last week. This is because somebody needs to unlock the back gates to let the bin men get the bins and the new temporary caretaker doesn't have the key. So Dagmar has rung Maisie to tell her it needs sorting out.

This is Maisie, who's responsible for all the finance and admin in the whole library service and is up to her neck in Year End Horror. (Including tidying up the consequences of the librarians and branch managers in two of our areas not doing the 2009/10 cashing up until yesterday after accounts were closed despite being told every day for the past four weeks that Monday was the cut-off day.)

So Dagmar rings to complain about the bins.

"Didn't the caretaker give you all his keys, including the ones for the back gates?" asks Maisie.


"Well, why don't you give the new caretaker the keys off that bunch?"

"I've not got time for that, I'm too busy."


Pat said...

But never too busy to telephone and kick off it would seem;)

Happy Frog and I said...

I don't like people like Dagmar, never have, never will.

Gadjo Dilo said...

I imagine when Helminthdale Library Services decided to employ somebody with a name like "Dagmar" they expected a bit more ruthless efficiency than this :-)

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat: precisely so.

Happy Frog & You: she's nice outside a work context, but damned hard work at work.

Gadjo: Helminthdale and ruthless efficiency? It is to laugh.