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[28 Aug 2005|08:57pm]

sabriela
Yesterday we were open in the morning because it was Uni Open Day. It was pretty quiet and I was working with Shane, who is lovely and who does his work. The afternoon people were supposed to relieve us at 12.45 but didn't show till after 1pm so I did about half an hour of work for which they and not I will be paid. They were on before me this afternoon and I made a point of being here early. It's only polite. You get there a couple of minutes early so the people in the earlier shift can leave on time. Yesterday they made me miss my bus and because it was Saturday I had to wait an hour for the next one. Grrr. I sent an email to the boss explaining what had happened. I am seriously considering quitting. This job doesn't pay me enough to put with people like that and one of the reasons I stay is so I can keep my staff borrowing privileges, but now that I'm tutoring at uni I can keep them anyway.
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Weird Ass Night At Work... [27 Jul 2005|02:21am]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | scared ]

Oh my God, so I get to work today and the programming director asks me to put a movie in for a private screening. So, I'm like okay, sure, whatever... I go upstairs to put this movie on for this old man with a very thick accent (I think he was German). Before I put the movie in the old man, with his thick ass accent, asks me if I could sit down, watch his movie (He made the movie himself..), tell him what I thought at the end, and he would pay me, because he wanted to send it off to Cali to have it made into a real movie (The movie was all drawing the man did, but I'll explain more later...). I tell him I can't watch it because I'm working downstairs, he doesn't really understand me, so I go find the programming director and have her tell him I can't.

So, I put the movie on and leave. Later on I go upstairs to the staff room with Alex for our break and she starts telling me about how weird the movie is. I wasn't really paying her any mind and we went back downstairs when our break was over. Eventually I went upstairs to check if the movie was done, which it wasn't and I go over to talk to the children's librarians. They start telling me about how weird the guy who made the movie seems and blah blah blah... After a while Alex comes over with this look of pure horror on her face. We ask her what's wrong and she starts telling us about the movie (She had peeked into see how far along the movie was). She starts telling us about these cartoon scenes with the devil in them and babies being eaten, buildings burning, bodies everywhere. So, I go over and look into see what the hell she's talking about. I'm standing there for a bit and I see a scene with buildings and smoke coming out of the windows, so I'm like okay... Then the next scene was a picture of a child with this horrible look on his face, then the camera zooms out and you see dead bodies and planes booming shit in the background. Over this there is some funky ass music. The camera zooms into the child’s face again, this time the man is speaking in some weird language in the background. Then the camera zooms out and pans to the end of the page where this devil is just grinning. It was so fucking evil.

I go tell the children's librarians what I saw, then Alex and I go back to watch some more. And it was just fucking evil. The old man is in the background talking in tongues and mixing up languages (French, English, German & Greek, from what Alex and I made out). There were scene with the devil and all of this other weird shit. And note this whole movie is just drawnings with a camera panning over the picture/whoever is speaking.

It was the scariest thing I have ever seen in my life. It was like pure evil.

At one point, one of the librarians walked past and looked in and he thought it was kinda weird, yet funny. Which disturbed Alex and I a tad. He leaves and we continue to watch this movie from the door in horror and I see the old man move and I ran into the womans bathroom and Alex followed. We stayed in there for a while then we went downstairs to talk to the librarian in charge. We tell her about everything we watched and she said she'd talk to people tomorrow about it.

Then Alex and I went to clean, then I went to look to see where the guy was with his movie, nothing really weird was happening so I went to talk to the children's librarians, then they called that the library was closing in five minutes, so we were leaving the children's area and the old man is outside the auditorium waiting for me to give him his movie back. I take it out and give it to him, he shakes my hand and thanks me, then he leaves.

It was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo fucking weird. I can't even explain how strange and fucked up the whole situation was. Maybe Alex can explain at a later point in time.

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[26 Jun 2005|11:29pm]

evilversion
I was in the library just the other day. I was walking through one of the older sections that I had been through before, and a came across a very large book. I couldn't tell what section it was in, there was no label on this shelf and the only other items on this shelf were fifty year old magazines. I couldn't tell what language this book was written in, but it had beautiful illustrations every dozen or so pages. There was one that had a unicorn laying down next to a sea of flowers, and angels laying treasures at her feet. Another was a series of numbers that formed the shape of a wolf, and his eyes were holes in the paper. On the front cover was a sideways number eight, and this one word, "Spes". Has anyone ever read this book?
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DVDs and Mayhem [23 Jun 2005|09:02am]

sabriela
Tales from the library...

David: We must tattletape all the plastic DVD cases. And by we, I mean you evening and weekend staff.
Robyne: Ok but the tattletape is double sided and it's going to stick to the DVDs and come off and get lost.
David: No it won't and you're just a part timer, we don't care for your opinion.
Robyne: Ok, we'll do it but don't ask me when it needs to be done again.

Robyne and I (and some other people who aren't important to the story)stick tattletape in the special DVD cases.

Two weeks later...

David: All the tattletape has come off so I have come up with a new plan. We will stick a different sort of tattletape in all the cases.
Robyne: *sigh*

True story.
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Random Update... [17 Jun 2005|08:59pm]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | bored ]

Some guy got drunk and pissed on himself last week and no one said anything to me till last night.

Nothing fun happens anymore when I'm at work.

Work is so boring.

::Sighs::

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On another note, last night Alex and I celebrated our one year working at the lovely LB Public Library.

Yay us!

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[10 Jun 2005|11:58pm]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | annoyed ]

Yeah, so at work today I did everything but put books away. I did the send list, the mail, I even walked up the block to hand delivered a letter that our director handed me, I fixed the signs, I did the stamping and what do I get in return? This stupid bitch I work with (Diane, who is like 50) told one of the other pages she did all the work that I did. What a fucking cunt. She pissed me off so much that I went and told the director about that stupid bitch and how she does nothing.

She is why I hate most of the people I work with.

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[06 Jun 2005|11:55pm]

tyciol
Hi everyone! I'm a Page now. I don't really hate libraries, I think the concept is great. I just wish they'd reallocate a lot of funding... for example, ROMANCE NOVELS. God, I hate them, I think people take out at least a hundred every damn day. Is this what housewives do or something? No wonder men are so downcast these days, being compared to imaginary Fabios, when the women aren't even NEAR the role of these heroines they seek to embody.

Also, I think there's too much stuff on religion. There's not even all of Stephen King's books in, but there's probably a hundred bibles.
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With the Fire of a Thousand Suns [05 Jun 2005|05:59pm]

sabriela
This is how much I hate mobile phones. A student in the library this evening answered her phone and proceeded to have an extended (and rather private) conversation within my hearing and that of about ten other students who were trying to study. I gave her the LOOK and, when that failed to have an impact, I waited until she'd finished and then said, rather snarkily, 'please turn off your mobile phone when you're in the library'. I have decided to give no help to patrons who have their phones switched on.
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Page Party... [29 Apr 2005|09:01pm]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | happy ]

We had a page outing after work today. Myself and two of the other pages went to get our nails done and then we went out for pizza.

I believe that the pages of the world should unite and have a big anti-library bash.

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The Library Is Everywhere... [29 Apr 2005|10:26am]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | confused ]

You know working in the library is getting to you when you have weird dreams about the people you work with.

::Sighs:: Why must the library invade my dreams?!

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[28 Apr 2005|12:43pm]

not_parked_here
And so, I'm working in the West Branch today.

I will die of boredom.

That is all.
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It should be called "Library of Death.." [28 Mar 2005|05:24pm]

not_parked_here
[ mood | hot ]

I'd really like to describe my day at work to you all. But I might start screaming.

In an effort to dry out the rugs to stop the molding process, some really smart people decided it would be really neat to seal all the doors (and windows) and blast the heat. Two nosebleeds later, when the rugs aren't drying, they raise the heat a little more. This, of course, amplifies the odor from the stale water that was soaked into the rug, along with whatever other really charming substances reside in the children's room carpet. Yum tropical paradise. Then, Anna decides that if we could put every single book away that'd be really nifty, cause we're not gonna get carts upstairs for two days. So I get to work by myself putting a backed up load plus today's loads of books away. I must be God because somehow it all got done. So I was sent downstairs to join in the fun. Shifted some new books, then stretched out on the floor to die. When death didn't come, I crawled over to the window and watched the rain instead. It was funny seeing everyone at work wearing the bare decent minimum allowed, dress casual. I'm smart and finally decide to dress for winter, so I had to shed my sweatshirt, sweater and upper long sleeve shirt, then roll up my other two shirts cause I was too hot and lazy to take them off.

The fun just never seems to stop at that place.

Re-open target Wednesday.

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Flood At The Library... [27 Mar 2005|05:57pm]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | aggravated ]

There was a flood at my library and the pages are stuck doing all of the work.

Why does the rest of the library staff suck so much?

Boo to the rest of the staff!

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Oh Drunk People... [17 Mar 2005|09:31pm]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | amused ]

We had another drunk guy at work.

The fun never ends at LB public library.

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Rapist In The Library... [08 Mar 2005|10:35am]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | uncomfortable ]

So, on Saturday I was working and I finally got to see what "Staker Joe" looks like ("Staker Joe" is this Puerto Rican guy with a hearing aid and long dark hair wore in a ponytail, who he recently got out of jail and is a convicted rapist).

He was following Angela around, so she came to me and told me. I was like you need to tell Anna (our supervisor) and she was like "I dunno..." So, I went up to Anna and I told her what was going on and as I was talking to her Angela came behind the desk and "Staker Joe" followed her and was waiting by the entrance. Anna walked up to him and asked him if he needed any help. He started talking to her and he made up some bullshit story about him being the manager at some club in like Westbury or something, and he was telling her that Angela had tried to get in and he was trying to talk to her and how dare she walk away from him... Blah blah blah blah blah...

Angela and I were waiting behind the desk for her, and when she came back she was telling us what he said. Then she told us we need to tell the librarians and we needed to write what happened up in the incident book. By the time we got to Phil (one of the librarians) "Staker Joe" was gone.

So, now all the pages have to watch there backs (since God knows we now have the worst security guard ever).

Isn't it great working with the public?

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[23 Feb 2005|07:54pm]

not_parked_here
Yesterday while at work I was in the elevator, taking the cart downstairs when all of a sudden I hear a snap. Much to my surprise, the next thing I know I was klonked in the head with a plastic light bulb holder and a round piece of glass. It didn't hurt half as much as I was shocked to be attacked so innocently like that.
And today Eileen asked me to lock up a drawer and I did, a few minutes later she called me back downstairs to point and laugh at me because sure enough, I'd locked the lock, but I didn't put the bar over the drawer first so it opened anyway.

Just stamp a big L on my head for LOSER.

Woot.
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[15 Feb 2005|11:35am]

not_parked_here
Oh nos.

No Lisa anymore at work.

So so sad :'(
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Kevin [14 Feb 2005|06:56pm]

sabriela
Entirely bleh afternoon at work. I successfully hunted down two missing books but then, as I was heading up to shelve on level 4, I saw one of my old professors. He is one of the five people I blame for my poor honours mark (me being the chief one). I used to have a crush on him until I found out his middle name was Kevin. Anyway, I stomped past with my headphones on, pretending I hadn't seen him and determined to get on with my work. The first trolley of books I shelved was all Aphra Behn and Milton and Jonathan Swift: that professor's area of expertise. Gah! I can never escape from the disappointment when I'm surrounded by reminders at that library.
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Inventory... [12 Feb 2005|05:21pm]
tanya_hippo
[ mood | indescribable ]

I spent almost the whole four hours at work today sorting and counting the pages torn out of the books that we've recently gotten rid of.

I sorted & counted 576 piece of paper that are now going to be thrown away.

Fun, huh?

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[07 Feb 2005|04:49pm]

not_parked_here
Mwahaha at work now.

Me and Lisa are so so so so cool.

And her hottttt bf

Yeahhhhh

poweer.
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