Over the years I've told my fair share of hair-raising, and bizarre library stories. I've also disclosed the fact that the money ain't all that great. Now, I do make a nice living. But when you factor in that I have a graduate degree? Yeah, the money ain't all that great.
So why do librarians do it? Why do we spend so much time in school only to receive little pay and recognition once we're out in the real world?
The holiday time.
Quick rule of thumb? If your mailman isn't delivering mail that day, chances are the library is also closed. Tuesday is Veteran's Day here in the U.S. First, big wet sloppy kisses to all the veterans out there (thanks Dad!). And since I have Tuesday off, free and clear, My Man said to me last week - "Hey, why not take Monday off as well?"
Why not indeed. Have I mentioned how much I love My Man?
So I did. And here I am at home, in front of my computer, procrastinating on starting the laundry and typing up a blog post. Ahhhh, heaven.
Of course the downside is that even when I have time off, I don't really have time off. Today it's cleaning, errands and the aforementioned laundry. The upside is that My Man has promised to take me out to lunch, and I've promised myself that I will get some reading done. Oh yes I will. Now to stop procrastinating....