I know what will be the downfall of the
world as we know it today...bubble wrap.
More specifically, the use, or non-use of bubble wrap to transport books
between libraries within the Parkland Regional Library System. For those who want to know my position on
this earth-shattering conundrum I’m on...I am a proponent for the non-use of
People who spend their days dealing with
minor issues such as bubble wrap are accomplishing nothing more than lighting a
bunch of useless fires. They are not
effective. They are not productive, and
rarely are they liked, except by others who major in the minor things like they
The people who have to come along behind and
put out all those useless fires are not productive or efficient either as their
time is largely spent on damage control, not on the real issues at hand. Thus more worthwhile work is not being
Those firefighters are generally accountable
to someone else, who is unable to accomplish anything either as a result of the
previous two groups wasting time on issues which shouldn't even rate on any
scale as issues.
Ultimately nothing gets done and more
meetings are planned to discuss the reason why the workflow isn’t flowing, why
accomplishments aren’t being accomplished, and what could be done to improve
the situation. Over Ninety percent of
the time the response will probably lead back to something really minor
So now that I have wasted my time writing
about it, you’ve wasted your time reading about it, let’s go an accomplish
something worthwhile instead of lighting a bunch of useless fires for others to
have to deal with.
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