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So much time

This is going to sound weird, but I have a lot of time on my hands at my new job. It’s crazy isn’t it? I don’t know what quite to do with all this free time. I find that after I finish my to-do list; I spend most of my time reading the news and actually discovering new news sites to read: mainly slate and the daily beast. Sometimes, I revel in working the desk because I actually do stuff. However, today at the desk tried my patience real hard. I blame most of it on being grumpy hungry or hangry. I truly wonder what my colleagues are doing at their desk. Some of them are in charge of time consuming tasks and I sometimes envy that. The most time consuming thing I had to do was to create a new manual and that in itself was not very difficult. All I had to do was copy and paste some words and create handouts which also did not take me very long. I imagine once I am more involved in programming or once I overcome my anxiety of it, I’ll be more likely to be busy? I certainly hope so.

It makes wonder if I should take part in other committees to use up my time. I try teaching myself things, but what’s the point if I’m not going to use them? I am hoping this is not me being disenchanted with my new line of work already. I find that I am trying to challenge myself, but some days I am just not that into it. I want to help people, but it just seems like I am just sitting in my cubicle trying to fill my time with useful things to do.

Hopefully, it’ll get better.

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Shshshelving books

Started a new job this week…I am a page at a local library. I am not upset. I am excited…well kind of. I started on Monday, and everyone at this library is lovely. They are so nice to me and so helpful…I feel guilty that I am applying at other jobs. A couple positions opened up at the University of Florida, and I am applying to them. I did not get the other UF job because I did not have enough (or any) supervisory experience. Disappointment was an understatement. But, not this time! I’ll apply and keep going with this job. I also applied for a job that is a level or two higher than my current job. Also…being cautiously optimistic. At first, I thought it was just raining good fortune on me, so many job openings, I had to get at least one of them. And, I did. But, it was my last choice one. However, I cannot complain. I am learning things everyday. It does suck to have to wake up early three days a week, but it could be worse. It could be everyday…

So, what am I doing exactly? I am shelving books…all day everyday. It’s not too bad. For right now, I’m focused on the juvenile part of the library; which is probably a good thing. If I had the YA section, I would be checking out more books than shelving them. I also find books for holds, which is a lot more fun than shelving. It’s much easier to find a book, than putting away a lot of books. I think of it as a game. I want to empty my section’s shelves before I leave. And, I did today. At least tomorrow, I can come in later. Woot.

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