Miss Information may be getting the hang of the new branchMiss Information is still opening drawers and poking around hoping to find some meaningful work at the new branch. So far she's come up with nothing. There was a brief shining moment on Thursday when she spotted a new government document.
It was one of those annual documents that supersedes last year's. Without pausing to consider why her new lifeless branch would even have something so cutting edge and stimulating as the fee schedule for left-handed veterinarians, her instincts kicked in. She shelved it, removed the old copy from the shelf and disposed of it.
And five whole minutes of the workday were killed just like that. Ok, it really only took about a minute for the actual work, the celebratory dance and self congratulations took the rest of the time but still the time had passed and Miss Information had made a difference.
Or so she thought. A little while later, the very kind branch head discovered the withdrawn document. She pointed out that she personally thought it was probably ok to get rid of it, but that she had checked with the catalogue and it turned out that the Dasher Dancer Branch had kept their copy. The Prancer Vixen Branch had also hung on to their copy. So maybe these other branches knew something. Miss Information suspects that the staff at those branches probably have enough work and haven't gotten around to withdrawing it yet, but whatever. The branch head made plans to contact the branch head at Prancer Vixen and also call the government document's librarian at Comet Cupid Research Library just to check.
Miss Information thought it was a big deal over nothing but then she had a revelation. She had only occupied 5 minutes getting rid of the document. The branch head checked the catalogue, made phone calls, thought deeply about the implications, un-withdrew the item, cleared a space on her desk for all the follow-up memos...all in all blowing away a good 20 minutes of time. The woman is a genius. Miss Information could learn a lot from her.
Except that she has a job interview at a branch that might actually have some reason for her to show up every day. She hopes it works out because she's getting tired of all the reindeer games.