Venting a little
I distribute copies of this thing called CILP, or the Current Index of Legal Periodicals, to the faculty. It's a list of recent articles grouped by subject, so they can see a grouping of what they're interested in and request the journal the piece is in. Only two or three of the nineteen faculty I give the thing to actually use it.
And one of them is the Dean.
The list comes out every week. She lets these lists pile up for six months or more, and then sends back dozens at once. Lots of times, the journals she wants have already gone to the bindery by the time she makes the request.
The current, unbound issues of the major law journals are on reserve. Which means they only check out for four hours. But of course she lets those journals sit in her office as long as she let the copies of the lists pile up. So when the databeast prints overdue notices for her, I have to go and "renew" every single one of those journals. But, you see, reserve items can't be renewed, as such. They have to checked in and then checked back out. And because the journals in question are actually down in the dean's office, I have to type all those barcodes in by hand.
When I get carpal tunnel I'm sueing this dump.