From the Memoirs of a Public Librarian . . .
In 1993 – at Exposition Park branch (LAPL) and at other branches – one of our work shifts was “11:30 am until 8:00 pm”.
The LAPL Library Manual, however, recognizes what my supervisor then refused to recognize; that an agency open to the public requires 5 – 10 minutes to lock up the building after the last patron has left, to count the cash, set the alarm, etc.
My 1993 grievance is the reason why, today, LAPL units (those open to the public) are required to set the schedule to be from 11:40 am until 8:10 pm instead of 11:30 am until 8:00 pm.
In 1993, I was written up (continuing harassment – see earlier grievances) for coming one minute late to work – although we always left the building not less than 5 to 10 minutes after 8 ! The point of the grievance was that if you are going to be strict about arrival time you must also be strict about departure time!
Click below to view my 1993 Tardiness grievance. Names (or at least last names) have been redacted.
Click below to see follow up memo regarding “End-of-Workday”