Starting October 1st, I'll be the new Binding Supervisor for Collection Development! It means nothing to you, I know, lol. Basically I'll be in charge of binding old journals/books etc. into hardcover books, things of that nature. And I'll have a minion; a student assistant. And no more parking permits or walking 8 blocks in the hail and rain and snow and heat! HUZZAH!!
So why is this just "sort of" a promotion? Because there's no more money in it, just the experience. Although I may have to make some squeaky-wheel-type noises over that. I'm going from a glorified receptionist position to an actual supervisory one, which has way more responsibility and a much harder/more challenging workload, and I don't know if it's fair for me to still only make a lowly receptionist's salary. Plus, thanks to the whole "government employee salary disclosure" thing, I know that the woman leaving that position has only been there for 6 months and she makes about $3,000 more a year than I do. So...yeah. I'll wait and see how this whole thing pans out, though, before I go making waves and whatnot. I might acyually get more money, or the job may be very different now than it used to be, etc. Lately the university has had a tendency to change jobs, supervisors, and offices around willy-nilly.
Heck, my first 2 weeks at this job I went through 5 different bosses. They cycled them around like a birthday card. Two weeks ago they changed it again and I had yet another supervisor, and now I'm leaving myself. Half the people who worked in this office when I started have been moved to other offices/buildings/departments, and others have come in only to be moved yet again. Fun on a bun.
Ah, well. It's a good thing. I want to get into collection development or technical services anyway. I like me some books (shocking, right?) and I'm not necessarily what you'd call a "people person." Books don't ask me stupid questions or threaten to call the police if I don't know where the nearest bicycle rack is located, and they don't call me nasty names when I tell them they have a late fine. Actually, books never get late fines, because they're inanimate objects.
Ok, I'm rambling now.
Back to work...
Congratulations (caveated)! At least you're getting more benefits (parking, ftw), so that's a bit of an offset. And if you like the work more, that's an offset too. So YAY!ReplyDelete