Share Your World – 09/06/2020

Share Your World – 06/09/2020

Share Your World

Questions:

How comfortable are you speaking in front of large groups of people?

Considering that I’m an introvert,you’d think that I would be terrified! However, if I know why I’m talking to a group, then I am normally fine. It’s the chat chit afterwards I normally struggle with afterwards.

What would be the best thing you could reasonably expect to find in a cave?

Something really usual and unique. Or food, if I’m lost,lol.

What did you think was going to be amazing but turned out to be horrible?

I thought that working in a Library would be brilliant, but I have just had so many bad experiences. Most of the workers are nice, but it always management that’s problem. I think that the workers aren’t management, for that reason. Workers actually get it, management never do. Even in a Library!

The first time I worked in a Library, they knew I didn’t have a licence. But I still got all the really bad shifts, every single Sunday. When buses took forever to come by. I’d have to leave at 11am, to make sure I’d get there by 1. Ones that went for only three hours, finishing really late at night, in the middle of winter. Then, I worked one weekend about 4 months later with another casual who started with me. She had not worked any weekends, or any of the late shifts. So I started saying no, because I had assumed all the others were saying no, they weren’t even being asked. Then I got a sick, and even though I kept them up to date with my progress, I lost my contract…But no one actually told me that. So when my Doctor said that I was ready to go back to work, I told them…For the next month and a half, nothing. I heard nothing. One of the reasons, I didn’t panic was because it was Christmas time, so I thought that one)all the shifts will be full. Two)It’s Christmas, whose going to give up money unless it’s really important. Third) Surely if I had lost my contract someone would tell me. When FINALLY someone got back to me…They blamed me -.- They had tried my phone apparently, but I must have been really busy. Considering that 95% of our conversations took place over email. I call bull. I didn’t even thank anyone for giving me the experience.

So yeah, that was my first library job. Not the greatest of starts.

Actually I have never been treated well with Libraries, only as a customer. Even when I volunteered, I left there pretty angry as well.

What’s the silliest thing you’ve observed someone get upset about?

I don’t get the whole flying the Confederate flags as patriotic. Then getting upset when people want to get rid of the Confederate flags. They are literal losers, they lost the fight to have slaves. So why the upset about getting rid of statues and flags of literal horrible people.


Gratitude: 

Please feel free to share something that gave you an uplifted spirit during this past week.  (Optional)

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2 thoughts on “Share Your World – 09/06/2020

  1. Jeez, if I were lost, and in a cave, a fully charged smartphone would be pretty handy.
    On your last point, it is nice to think that the American Civil War was about slavery but I was never convinced that it actually was. There were several issues equally, or arguably more, important. Lincoln was not particularly abolitionist. I get the feeling that slavery has been used as a reason to suit our 20th/21st century convenience, but actually, a black man would be treated very shabbily even in the north. The northern army was segregated, for example. Buffalo soldier.

  2. Thanks Lauren for Sharing Your World!! I’m really sorry your experience with the library job was so awful. Maybe it was the location? I never understood why someone had to have a degree if one worked in a library. Literacy and the ability to spell (in order to categorize and file the books) and a love of reading and books seemed more important to me. I wanted to be a librarian, but that dream quickly died when I realized I’d have to get a bachelor degree in Library Science to even apply. I think ‘management’ is pretty awful what ever job you might have, because a lot of people who get to be managers or supervisors have a large sense of their own self-importance and are idiotic to a high degree. The whole ‘rebel’ flag thing never bothered me UNLESS they flew it over our own flag, like some do who come from other countries. That’s disrespectful of America in my opinion. I kinda like the design of the rebel flag actually. But will it ever replace American’s flag? Not a chance. They’ve outlawed that rebel flag in some areas as I understand it. And I’m not from the South, nor were my ancestors, so I have no dog in that particular fight. I DO wonder why they just couldn’t get over it and move on too.

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