RoseFyre (rosefyre) wrote in library_mofo,
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Dear coworkers: what the hell?!

On a completely different note from my last post, I have to ask: how did this happen?

How did WHAT happen, you may ask.

Okay, so last week, I decided there were a few (four) movies I wanted to see that I haven't seen yet, but I don't know if I want to buy them yet. So, naturally, I put them on hold, to be picked up at the library where I work. As of noon, when I got to work and looked at my account, none of them had arrived. Fine, whatever, we were closed two days last week and weekends are always slightly sketchy on actually getting deliveries. A little before 2 pm, we got our usual Monday delivery. I sometimes help sort the items, since we often only have one person at the circ desk from 2 to 3 and I don't really have an assignment other than occasional shelf reading then. Today, however, there were two, and our usual Monday page was away, so I spent the hour shelving books instead. Fine, whatever, at least it wasn't shelf reading.

Sometime after my "lunch" break (it's from 4:30 to 5, I never know what to call it) I checked my account again, figuring the delivery would all be checked in and hey, I might have holds, right? And my account now tells me that two of the four items I had put on hold are now available. Awesome. As I usually get to the circulation desk before the computers are shut down, I naturally figured I would pick them up at the end of the day.

At 7:55, I go downstairs. My coworker M says "R, you have an item on hold, do you want me to check it out to you?" And I go "...I should have TWO items on hold."

Commence a search for the missing DVD. It is not on the staff hold shelf. It is not on the regular hold shelf, under my last name or any other. It is not in the box of outgoing items. It is not on the shelving cart. It is not on any of the DVD shelves (regular, children, foreign language, nonfiction) at least not in the correct area.

So what I want to know is what the hell happened to this item in the less than five hours between when it was checked in (I'm pretty sure it was all sorting til 3, then checking things in) and when I tried to pick it up. Basically, what the ever loving fuck.
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