Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Jobs, (Desperately) Looking for

There is nothing wrong with religiously checking for new library job ad listings a few times each workday. It does, however, border on tacky when you start cold-calling libraries that just sound like cool places to work to see if anyone there is expected to retire or die soon.

"Uh, hello? Vanderbilt University's reference desk? Are any of your reference librarians sickly?"

2 comments:

unstricken said...

Okay, but I do hope it's still fine to ask colleagues what they've heard about the health and retirement plans of the incumbents. We need our dreams!

Anon.4 said...

Why not call? They do not know who you are and it might be fun just to freak the person on the other line. Most librarians have pasty skin anyway that can hide other more serious conditions.