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New career idea: Librarian

 
 
kickycan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Jan, 2009 07:51 pm
@CalamityJane,
CalamityJane wrote:

No, no ehbeth, it only seems that way, as he still behaves like a kid.


True dat. Yes, actually I think I'm going through my third or forth mid-life crisis now. Maybe this one will take.
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 01:01 am
Quote:
Thanks, any specific information from a real librarian would be greatly appreciated.


Kicky - your 'enthusiasm' is touching, but the days of wandering around looking kindly with an armful of books to shelve is long gone. I have said on this very forum that it is not a career for the faint-hearted - librarians are like the Mafia, they kill their own. And file them under; Murder - Workmates - Justified.

For myself I have gone over to the Dark Side - records management is a better fit for me. There's a bit of real autonomy in the role and it does command some real respect from work colleagues. Still, as career paths go - librarianship is not a bad choice. If you can combine another field with it you have employability (like specialising in law or business). The down side is that there is a lot of grunt work that has to be done behind the scenes - dull, dull, dull - and that some of your co-workers can be real shits. Or mad.
margo
 
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Reply Mon 12 Jan, 2009 07:43 pm
@Mr Stillwater,
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and that some of your co-workers can be real shits. Or mad.


often both!!!
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jan, 2009 01:59 am
Margo - trying to soften the blow... Kicky has a tiny, tiny ego donchaknow.... Ahh screw it, mostly backstabbing pathetic excuses for human beings who also happen to be barking mad.....
dadpad
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jan, 2009 04:28 am
I think Kicky would make a very good cricket umpire.
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margo
 
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Reply Tue 13 Jan, 2009 08:14 pm
@Mr Stillwater,
Ah, c'mon Stilly - there are some sane ones...

There's me, and there's you....ah, yes - I see what you mean!

and then there's................................

Bugger!
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jan, 2009 12:00 am
Not a sane librarian left between here and Perth.... and don't get me started about Queensland. Though I must say my 'Senior Records Officer' is a bit 'touched'. Touched, I can deal with - barking mad - not a career option any more....
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kickycan
 
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Reply Wed 14 Jan, 2009 12:35 pm
@margo,
margo wrote:

Quote:
and that some of your co-workers can be real shits. Or mad.


often both!!!


Well then the transition from the advertising industry should be smooth as silk.
Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 01:39 am
@kickycan,
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Well then the transition from the advertising industry should be smooth as silk.


You'll have to dress down now. Either black on black or the thrift-shop look. However, you can keep any strange haircuts/haircolours and facial piercings from your previous profession. If you have not already manifested some sort of mental illness already, the abuse of either legal or illegal psycho-active substances should help. It is not too late to start 'witnessing' for Christ either - you have the advantage of pissing off both your coworkers and clients.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 16 Jan, 2009 09:30 am
@Mr Stillwater,
Thift-store clothes, check.

Illegal substances, check.

All need is an MLS!
margo
 
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Reply Sat 17 Jan, 2009 06:25 pm
@Gargamel,
You just have to say you have one!
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Wed 21 Jan, 2009 02:12 am
I am obligated by the NSW State Records Act 1998 and associated regulations to make the following offer to anyone planning a career in library management....










http://www.virginmedia.com/images/darth-vader-400x300.jpg
Quote:
Stillwater: Don't make me destroy you. Kicky, you do not yet realize your importance. You have only begun to discover your power. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our combined strength, we can end this destructive conflict and bring order to the galaxy. If you only knew the power of the Records Side. Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father. *I* am your father. Search your feelings Kicky, you *know* it to be true!
Kicky: [anguished] No! No!
Stillwater: Christ! You big girl's blouse!!
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