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Monday, December 20, 2010

Marvellous experiences in Cork and quite a lot of fun in foam rubber

One of the big problems we have with our staff is their lack of confidence in their own abilities. This is due, in no small part, to the Library Service's policy on personal and professional development: "know your place and stick to it." (Obviously, this is an elaboration of a much more concise policy document.) Today's case in point is Alice, who's worrying about a course she's doing. She's fretting about the bit dealing with decision-making skills.

"I'm going to fail that," she says.

"Bollocks," says I.

"I can't make a decision to save my life!"

"Bollocks."

"I can't."

"Of course you can. Just think of all that crap that was going on the other day. You sorted that out. You couldn't have done that if you aren't able to make decisions."

"Yeah, but I nearly chinned someone."

"You didn't, though, did you?"

"I nearly did."

"Well... It would have been a decision."

"Yeah, but a really crap one."

"So... Having established that you can evaluate a decision, find it lacking and decide to do something else...?"

"I hate you."

6 comments:

The Dotterel said...

You're in the wrong profession...

savannah said...

but, i'll bet she was smiling when she said that, sugar! ;~D xoxoxoxox

Happy Frog and I said...

Your place of work is so lucky to have you! :-)

libby said...

I wish I worked with you..

Pat said...

Alice and me both! Is she Pisces?

Kevin Musgrove said...

Dotterel: I know this. I should have been a lion tamer.

savannah: smiling is compulsory; ours is a smiley service.

Happy Frog & You: to be fair, I don't post any of the stories where I behave like an utter prat.

libby: nah, you wouldn't, honestly.

Pat: she's Scorpio of all things so she's got no excuse according to her tea cup.