Ummmmm By the way who are you?

Sometimes you work for so many years in a workplace and by the time you are done and are retiring your boss still does not know your name. Your colleagues are still calling you by the wrong name. Believe me l know how it feels. For the first few months in my job my boss called me Teclar and because he was the boss l could not correct him. However these are the subtle ways to stop being the invisible man.

  • Ask something personal

Don’t be creepy and start asking about where they leave. Just casually introduce a conversation then ask if they own a pet. Start small.

  • Do a randomly nice thing for the person next to you  kind act

Do something nice for the person who works next to you. It might be helping them carry a bag or a nice compliment about an observation they made. Believe me it works wonders.

  • Ask after a loved one

You can ask about the welfare of their family or daughter. If you are not too sure do not assume, you might end up stepping on an emotional bomb.

  • Share a joke

You don’t need to tell them jokes everyday. Just something you have heard which is funny but not too offensive. Offensive jokes are not a risk you want to take.

  • Share a personal story

telling someone a little about your story achieves wonders. You might find you have a lot in common which you never knew about.sympathy

It might seem small but l promise people will know your name. I am looking for writers for my blog if you are interested you can follow my blog at https://theonettiencube32.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/mind-blowing-librarians/

Don’t be afraid to comment l can take criticism from the best. Though l don’t mind compliments. Make an impression by developing your career.

Those who are interested in writing for my blog can email me at

theonettie.ncube32@gmail.com

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Librarianship is a male dominated industry: FACT

womenHonestly when l chose librarianship the honest truth is l did not want to do what everyone in our family had already done. I chose librarianship because most people l know looked down on the profession and my friends at high school laughed because they thought librarianship is done by those not academically gifted. I chose librarianship because when l thought critically about it l thought l was cleverer than the rest because the fewer we are in the profession the higher the chances of getting a good job with very little competition. Thus l entered into this profession to become a female librarian.woma

As much as most people may deny it librarianship is a male dominated industry. It is the males with the highest positions of power and who get to make the tough decisions while we weak and delicate females are put on the front desk to deal with the patrons. Though we may be many in numbers there is a glass ceiling which limits our promotion to the top positions. The males are given the challenging tasks and women are sidelined. 

The ironic thing is that males are not the culprits this time it is us females. Have a problem with operating the computers ask any male colleague to fix it for you. You are not sure about a decision to make again ask your male colleague.download

However, now you are having problems with the flower arrangement call the female colleague. There is a child misbehaving again call the female colleague. Just because l can arrange flowers does not mean that l am not capable of handling the technical stuff.

That is the major reason l remain a librarian so that l can challenge the status quo. I became a librarian because l know that l will be able to bring glory to be a female librarian. I became a female librarian not because l am some kind of feminist or l am a control freak but because l want to make a difference and l believe in myself enough to know that l can.  That is why we need to stand together and reclaim our power.wom

STUDYING IN THE UK WHAT ITS THAT EASY.

I am sorry everyone for disappearing for such a long time. Working in a library is really time-consuming l have just been so busy. This month l want to start fulfilling my new year’s resolution of updating this blog twice a week. We are all guilty of always pushing our resolutions aside but this year l am actually going to try to fulfil my resolutions.

When most people hear about studying out of the country they watch a bunch of movies about universities in UK and think it will be drinking and dancing for the whole four years.b

Then reality bites you when you try to find a place and you start to hear about the money needed. Money for fees, accommodation and surprisingly enough even heat. Fear not help has arrived in the form of scholarships.schol

Then back to business today l want to write about this great expo l attended. A number of representatives from Universities in Britain came to Zimbabwe and answered questions people had about studying in the UK. Exciting stuff right well l have a gazillion pamphlets from universities all over Britain. welcomeTo quote Sam the director of British Council London is not Britain there are great universities outside London And l actually had an opportunity to hear more about these universities.

So if you are interested and staying in Zimbabwe and you want to study in London feel free to ask and l can email you my pamphlets “sharing is caring” and l am all about the care. You can drop a line at your nearest library and ask about going to University and they shall provide answers for you that you may need.

There a number of agents in Zimbabwe who are willing to help you with your application and even a higher number of placement agents who will be able to help you with your visa finding affordable accommodation and any queries you might have about studying in the UK.agent If you are one of those (Do It Yourself) DIY people you can go on-line select the university you want and they will get back to you and help with the application process.

So next time will be comparing the benefits of studying in UK to those of studying in Zimbabwe and let me warn you all l shall not be pulling any punches.