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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A simple game made complicated by people who should know better

Jack Harry's at Umpty Library's staff meeting, talking through the long and winding road that is the corporation's latest indecisions. In amongst the talk of efficiency and J.Arthur Blenkenstein's sermons on the subject of "adopting a can-do attitude to challenging circumstances" is one shaft of good news. Thelma has been covering Salome's old job as a secondment, it has been decided to make this permanent (thus making Thelma's old job available as an "efficiency" but keeping her somewhere useful and within hailing distance of the national average wage).

"That's not fair," says Andi. "What if one of the Assistant Librarians in this part of the borough had wanted that job?"

"Then they'd have applied for the secondment," replied Jack Harry, simply.

Which saves us any embarrassing questions...


Gadjo Dilo said...

National average wage, eh? Not so bad, then.

Macy said...

Tsk, anyone disappointed in not getting the job should be told "We're all in this together" and "The Big Society will throw up lots more opportunities..."

libby said...

I am truly tired of adopting a 'can do attitude in challenging circumstances...'


Today, shaking with anger, I flung open the door of the office where our 'team leaders' were doing fuck knows what and I let rip..I shouted and told them what was what and that things needed to change...it did feel good.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: within hailing distance...

Macy: quite so

libby: take care; they might make you a systems librarian!