well I survived my Sunday 5 hour shift at Fakewood it was NOT easy. I did feel nervous a lot of the time but fortunately I did not hyperventilate as I had on Friday. I did keep once again detailed records of Exactly what I accomplished during the 5 hours I was paid for:
12:10 pm. arrived and found the outside book bins are overflowing
12:15–1pm checked in 121 items after emptying one very full book bin onto the desk
1–1:15pm put away checked in materials on workroom holding shelves. filled out two A/V problem slips (cd and dvd containers returned empty of their discs) checked in and put newspapers out for patrons to read and checked in a meeting room key from the book drop
1:15–1:50pm shelved 2 cart shelves Non Fiction plus a handful of paperbacks and magazines
2:05–2:20 put into shelving order a three cart shelf cart of large non fiction Art books
2:20–2:55 sheved 3 cart shelves of heavy art books
2:55–3:05 helped outgoing page get her checked in materials cleared from the check in area
3:05–4pm checked in 127 items and had all put away and check in desk cleared at exactly 4pm
4–4:20pm made pick up rounds of assigned areas
4:20–4:55 shelved 3 cart shelves of Non-Fiction DVD’s
4:55–5:15 performed closing duties. made sure all patrons exited the building. made sure the meeting room was fully secured. locked the outside door shortly after 5 pm. changed the Open sign to Closed. Made sure all restrooms cleared of patrons. Locked inside door.
I get tired just thinking about having to go back and do it all again tomorrow. Meanwhile, I am enjoying being able to get online and write and send on my old Toshiba lappy. Not sure when I will have the money to replace the power cord on the new Compaq lappy. AND I have picked up a small free lance writing gig. 5 articles, 450–500 words each, $25 cash by paypal. It aint gonna pay my bills but I suppose it is a start. Hope everyone’s weekend went well and I will keep you posted.
Well I made it through my Thursday night shift and then tomorrow, Friday, I have to attend an all day All Staff meeting. Which based on previous years meetings I expect to be endlessly boring. And this year rather than having the meeting in the morning then returning to open the branches for the afternoon, this year the meeting is All Day. I Tried to take a vacation day but my supervisor wouldn’t approve it. Feh. Last year after the meeting she and I comisserated about how hot and dull the meeting had been. Ah well.
I feel bad about not blogging all week, but it has been busy. More tomorrow evening after work.
was thanfully not that bad. My immediate supervisor was Off today (as in at home, not there) and without w0rrying myself about managing Beckie’s perceptions and just Do the job like I’ve done it all along and my three day weekend starts NOW. I am thinking of driving us up to Mount Rainier on Thursday this week (I really want to see the renovations at Paradise Lodge), but Staci will be here then (she is house-sitting at Kathi’s for a couple of weeks) and my little Saturn might be a bit cramped with all four of us in the car.
I suppose I could dig out my calendar and make sure but I think that Staci gets here on Wed and that Kathi leaves for Florida on Friday (0r is Tuesday/Thursday??). Anywho I am looking forward to seeing more of Staci than we did last time, when she was Really bizzy doing Kathi’s major cleaning and clearing out project. Here’s hoping that Staci and Sam hit it off.
was hellishly busy, per usual. The only Good thing about Sunday is that it is only a five hour shift and we are only Open for four hours so at least it goes by pretty quick. And now that we have three pages working on Sundays we can actually keep up with the returns and shelving instead of getting the work room all backed up. So I am home and relaxing while Rick has driven Ron and Sam to the outlet to buy “snacks and stuff”. I’m amazed to still be at number one in Books with a score over a thousand, though I see my Sunday readers/droppers are down per usual. It is nice to be number one though.
The boys are back and it’s time to see about something for dinner.
Alan (has just One more shift to work until his three day weekend)
oh gawd it’s friday and work was hellacious. I was Hot and VERY sweaty all darned day, which seemed to go on forever and ever. Thrilled to be home and just surfing the web and catching up on this, that and the other. Ron is cooking beef stew for supper. It smells good and I am Hungry. I finally got around to going to the American Library Association site to confirm that this year Banned Books Week is September 27th– October 4th. I found that I have never read six of the top ten most frequently banned books in 2007, so I have placed holds for all of them and will plan to write up the ALA list again this year.
The reason I got to thinking about this is because at work today I happened upon a copy of Something of Value by Robert Ruark, which I think is the book my friend Ron (as opposed to my partner Ron) recommended for Banned Books Week last year. I will have to go back to the old blog post to confirm that. I did bring home the book and will try to read and write about it. Back to work tomorrow and Sunday for two more no doubt equally stupefying days. For those of you who are off, hope it’s a great weekend.