Tuesday, April 10, 2012

4/10 part 2

When I attended Ohio University, during my freshman year, I worked at the Glidden hall library. The library for music and dance on campus. It was one of the best jobs I've ever had and taught me a few things about the work place and myself. A couple days a week I worked with my friend Danny, a fellow music major at OU. Danny was always a great employee and did his best to assist patrons, and track down any materials for them. One day during finals week, we were running behind on inventory, and the library was packed to the brim, with cramming music students all frantic to find the books or scores they needed to study. In Danny's mind, our main concern was getting the Audit completed and not so much with the well-being of our patrons, who according to him "should have found these (explative) books weeks ago, if they were that worried about it." I remember him lying to several students, simply because he did not have time to find and order the book they needed from Ohio-link, which was very out of character for him. I remember thinking it strange, but people behave very differently when faced with stress, or have their "back against the wall". And this lesson is no more evident than when working at a campus library, duringfinals week.                                                                           

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