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  •  the librarians might come up with (4+ / 0-)

    policies and procedures but if we can't get our staff to understand why they need to be enforced it is of no use to us.

    •  It's about respect. A lesson I learned (2+ / 0-)
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      An Affirming Flame, Ellid

      from my dad, but not directly, rather from his example.
      Dad's a retired physician. In Australia's mixed public and private hospital system, he retained a part-time position at his local public hospital throughout his career, alongside his private work.
      After he retired from the local public hospital, a non-medical staff member told me they always enjoyed working with my dad, and they explained that by noting that he was the only doctor on first name terms with the janitors.
      Respect is a two-way street.
      Sometimes work relationships require that authority is recognized, but respect is separate and always will be a two-way street.

      •  Problem is, I respected her ability to do (1+ / 0-)
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        her job. SHe thought she was my boss.\
        FYI, I've worked as a research assistant and as a secretary. You take the jobs that are available. Thsi woman was NOT a professional nor could she begin to do my job.  Nor did she respect me at all--because she didn't respect anyone but herself.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 01:12:33 PM PDT

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        •  I don't doubt that she was truly awful (0+ / 0-)

          but for all that, don't let yourself down by using argumentum ad hominems that denigrate a person's position. (Like you, I've worked in professional and non-professional roles.)
          I just re-read your original comment. Like I said earlier, I agree wholeheartedly with your views that libraries must be bastions of intellectual freedom and religiously neutral. It was only the word "simply" that struck an off-note for me. Now if you said she was a "bossy bitch" I would accept that as your honest opinion based on your interactions with her, but please don't say "was simply a clerk".
          Anyhow, Irishwitch, it must be late in your part of the world by now. Sleep well and have a great Thursday, if Thursdays can be great.

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