We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Forever is composed of now

Yet another meeting where librarians tell me that they're too busy to put information on the web.

"It's easier if more than one of you are doing the job," I explain again, "that way you can divvy it up into more manageable workloads."

"But how will we know who's doing which bit?"

"if that's a problem you could always divide the work up thematically."

"That won't do: some themes overlap and some won't fit into the themes."

"Is it really that much of a problem?" I ask.

"The problem is that we won't know if somebody else has already done the job."

And there, ladies and gentlemen, is as clear a statement as to how we got up shit creek as you are likely to read.

13 comments:

wendy house said...

Aarghh! I'm suprised your brain hasn't imploded (or has it?)

Pat said...

You must have the patience of saint toe ven try with them.

Happy Frog and I said...

The mind truly boggles.

John Gray said...

Iam still laughing at the victoria wood comment in the previous blog entry

Scarlet Blue said...

Bless.
Sx

nursemyra said...

Seppuku is looking good from where I'm sitting

Joanna Cake said...

It's a bit like arguing with teenagers isn't it - circular with no possibility of escape.

I want to take public services and give the whole organisation a huge shake so that all the freeloaders drop off leaving the ones who actually do some work for their spondoolicks.

I once applied to work for our local Council but was told by another friend that I would hate it. He was in IT and completed a task early so reported to his supervisor for new orders. 'You can't have any more work yet because you said it would take 3 hours to do that job' 'But I've finished early so I can move onto something else now' 'No, it doesnt work that way, you can't have anything else until the allotted 3 hours have expired. Didn't you bring a book?'

He stayed another week before starting his own business.

He was right. Being very efficient and organised, I would have spontaneously combusted working for the council in one of those jobs.

den said...

Are you now so far up shit creek that paddling is an impossibility.

LizT said...

Sometimes people just need a good throttle.

John Gray said...

post a bit more often

Kevin Musgrove said...

You're sounding like my family, John! :-)

I'm holding fire on this blog until things settle down rather a lot, if they do. Until then I'll be posting on the other blog (the link's under the title at the top of this page).

Britta said...

Dear Kevin,
what are you doing? Gave you up posting? I'm missing the Tales from Helmindale! Britta

Kevin Musgrove said...

You found me Britta!!!
:-)