Daily Archives: August 16, 2017

Working Wednesday: Short-term Traveling

About once a month, my job requires I go to another campus about an hour away. This meeting causes me to skip lunch and disrupts my daughter’s nap, but it’s only once a month and not even every month.

But the first week of the new school year, I have two of these meetings back to back, and tonight I am especially feeling the strain, because the new dean potentially wants to add more. As the one of only two employees this would impact (and me more so), I am seriously concerned going forward what this will mean for my family’s schedule- and my library’s. I think she is aware of the staffing issues at all the campuses and this may be my saving grace (she has only been here six weeks and may not be thinking about the logistics.)

On the other hand, my part-time staff wanted more hours and this would potentially be a good way to give them to her.

And it could all be an exercise in futility as we get into the swing of the new semester. We will have to see.

That’s all that’s on my mind today; I’m too tired to be insightful. Hopefully better posts will resume tomorrow.