Monday, July 28, 2008

Why Sarah Needs a Sabbatical

Dear Non-Existent Sabbatical Committee,

I know that you don't usually give sabbaticals to librarians who have worked in the field for less than two years, because, really, shouldn't two years still feel like a vacation? Shouldn't I still be reveling in the fact that I'm all done with the stress-mess that was grad school? Sadly, though, I am not.

So, great, wise, Sabbatical-Granting Committee, though I am hardly a seasoned veteran, I would request that you provide me with an extended sabbatical for the following reasons:

1) It would allow me to fully recover the patient smile and friendly demeanor I had two years ago.
2) It would provide me with a break from the crazy customers who insist on yelling, yes, yelling, across the library when they have a question of some kind.
3) It would relieve me from the impossible to tolerate meetings in which I am told for the nineteenth time how to do something that I already do right.

Perhaps these reasons seem like excuses. Perhaps these reasons won't convince you to pay for me to not work in your facility, but oh, great Sabbatical-Granting-Committee, I believe that you know the truth. I believe that you know that this job is, to quote someone near and dear to me, "ruining me." You must know that I can still be saved from bitterness!

A return date? Oh.

Uhm.

About that.

I'll have to get back to you.

Sincerely,

Me

2 comments:

Scaramouche Jones said...

When you ask them don't they just go "Sssssshhh!" :)

Mrs. said...

Here's to you giving yourself a sabbatical and figuring it out on your own!