First day in a library

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Wow my first day at work was so not what l expected. You hear stories of people who get so overworked they simple fall into bed and we all think that is the norm. In reality the first day at work is like the first day at school looking around with wide eyes as you try to find and asses your position within the hierarchy. Will you be the popular one the name your boss will remember at the end of the day or are you the mousey one who everyone constantly asks the name because it is too complicated to remember and no one really seems to care.

So my first day at work was the worst. I am not a people pleaser by nature l am the type that sits by the corner and makes sarcastic remarks about everyone. So for once l had to bite my tongue smile and laugh all day long so exhausting. But working in a library is a very exciting adventure for me you never know who you will meet and what that will say so it brings a different kind of excitement in my life. My first day in the library opened my eyes to another world l never knew existed and cannot wait to explore.

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WHY BEING BETRAYED IS THE BEST THING THAT CAN EVER HAPPEN TO YOU!!!

Betrayal is like an induction test you need to get into the exclusive world of business. It separates the boys from the men and girls from women. Yes everybody this is a test you need to pass and l am providing you with the cheat sheet with all the answers. Even we librarians face this test from time to time.

Have you ever been deeply betrayed by a colleague who used you as a stepping stone to success. Then let me guess you then went around o your friends in the office ranting about the unfairness of it all and painting yourself as a victim of malicious sabotage. Well my friend you are not alone. As much as people always tell us to be prepared for the worst in business but we never are. So now let us discuss the best ways to deal with such an act.

Confrontationconfr

I understand most people might think this is easy as you are simple trying to express your anger but you are forgetting one significant detail the offender also views himself as an innocent who was forced by circumstances. So in this situation instead of being angry and shouting try and explain it to them how angry their actions made you. Yes people talking over stuff is not something only reserved for women? Even though it might not achieve much it relieves the anger in you.

Sulking

Yes if something this bad happened to you, you are given a free ticket which allows you to sulk but only for a day. You do not want to destroy all your friendships by holding grudges and refusing to talk. There is a thin line between being angry and being immature do not cross it. Give yourself a couple of hours to blame the offender for all the bad things that are happening into your life and how you want to make them suffer. That brings us to point number 5.

Plan the most elaborate revenge plots

No one said you have to mature about but remember plan it do not implement it. Think of the most complicated plan which will cost a lot of money and include even celebrities like Sylvester Stallone to say in his amazing accent that revenge is a dish best served cold. You are even allowed to form an evil laugh and cackle to yourself for the whole day. Remember just one day do not exceed that.sylvester Funny Sylvester Stallone MEME

Forgive Them

This is the final and most crucial step FORGIVENESS. Yes even though they do not deserve it and will most likely do it again just forgive them. Remember you are not doing it for them but for you. Release that grudge so that it stops being your problem and weighing you down. That is the only way you can make it in business.

Get betrayed, follow these steps then and most importantly let it go. Yes as hard as it may be if you don’t let it go you are only hurting yourself. Most importantly remember what does not kill you only makes you stronger.strong

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CHICKEN MURDERERS AND XENOPHOBIA

Looking at my family as we tried to kill a chicken for dinner got me thinking. This is an activity done by people all over the world which can in some very distant way be related to how we behave. Yes people this is a legitimate question how do you kill a chicken. Some choose to cut the head of with a knife, some prefer to strangle it first then cut of the head, and some even prefer to knock it out first hen cut the head off. Then we have those who cannot bear to kill the chicken yet love the tasty meat. So now you are wondering what this librarian is going on about who cares how you kill a chicken it’s the results that count, right. NO! How you kill a chicken matters to how you resolve the problem.mmh nowathome.wordpress.com

Let us talk about xenophobia a burning topic these days. What is the definition of xenophobia? Check in your newspaper, ask a friend even look it up on Facebook of all places.  Xenophobia is a cruel act which most people consider inhuman. It’s the senseless killing that will eventually graduate to genocides which always end up with wars and suffering for all countries involved. I will not harp on about xenophobia because believe me l have a lot to say on the topic but instead let us think about how certain kinds of people will attempt to solve the problem. It all comes back to my chicken theory

We have group A those who prefer to cut the head off with a knife. I agree the method is fast and effective. This group most probable will suggest that they as a community forma team which will stop these barbarians in their tracks. How do you stop an angry man yes the final way which is through death. Thus armed with their rifles and machine guns this group will literally bring an end to this attack. Ruthless most people might say but who am l to judge.win

Then we have group B those who prefer to strangle the chicken first then cut off the head. No mess no fuss right you won’t have to struggle holding the chicken down would you? These will suggest an ambush of the leaders of the group away from the crowded areas then kill them all. Obviously the mob without a leader will turn on each other which will lead to an inevitable end to xenophobia. That is one way to end it right. www.quotesfrenzy.com

The third group knocks out the chicken using the handle of the knife then kills it. These will suggest that the group be doused by sleeping gas then the leaders are chosen and executed while the rest will be sent to prison or fined heavily. The whole group receives punishment but according to their level of participation. Most people will agree with this judgement and peace shall once more reign on the country.

Finally we have those who like the chicken but cannot bring themselves to kill it. This is those who are forcing the government to take action and put an end to this hooligan behaviour. Those who crave the peace but are not willing to get out of their comfort zones and grab it. Those who watch every night from the safety of their houses looking at the screens of their televisions and tablets to see what is happening. It is those who share the gruesome videos and send angry messages to their friends about how they hate what is happening.relax www.search-best-cartoon.com

I admit l am one of those who like the chicken but cannot bear to kill it what kind of a chicken murderer are you. The next time you think of chicken for dinner ask yourself what kind are you.

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WHY BEING BETRAYED IS THE BEST THING THAT CAN EVER HAPPEN TO YOU!!!

Betrayal is like an induction test you need to get into the exclusive world of business. It separates the boys from the men and girls from women. Yes everybody this is a test you need to pass and l am providing you with the cheat sheet with all the answers. Even we librarians face this test from time to time.

Have you ever been deeply betrayed by a colleague who used you as a stepping stone to success. Then let me guess you then went around o your friends in the office ranting about the unfairness of it all and painting yourself as a victim of malicious sabotage. Well my friend you are not alone. As much as people always tell us to be prepared for the worst in business but we never are. So now let us discuss the best ways to deal with such an act.

Confrontationconfr

I understand most people might think this is easy as you are simple trying to express your anger but you are forgetting one significant detail the offender also views himself as an innocent who was forced by circumstances. So in this situation instead of being angry and shouting try and explain it to them how angry their actions made you. Yes people talking over stuff is not something only reserved for women? Even though it might not achieve much it relieves the anger in you.

Sulking

Yes if something this bad happened to you, you are given a free ticket which allows you to sulk but only for a day. You do not want to destroy all your friendships by holding grudges and refusing to talk. There is a thin line between being angry and being immature do not cross it. Give yourself a couple of hours to blame the offender for all the bad things that are happening into your life and how you want to make them suffer. That brings us to point number 5.

Plan the most elaborate revenge plots

No one said you have to mature about but remember plan it do not implement it. Think of the most complicated plan which will cost a lot of money and include even celebrities like Sylvester Stallone to say in his amazing accent that revenge is a dish best served cold. You are even allowed to form an evil laugh and cackle to yourself for the whole day. Remember just one day do not exceed that.sylvester Funny Sylvester Stallone MEME

Forgive Them

This is the final and most crucial step FORGIVENESS. Yes even though they do not deserve it and will most likely do it again just forgive them. Remember you are not doing it for them but for you. Release that grudge so that it stops being your problem and weighing you down. That is the only way you can make it in business.

Get betrayed, follow these steps then and most importantly let it go. Yes as hard as it may be if you don’t let it go you are only hurting yourself. Most importantly remember what does not kill you only makes you stronger.strong

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HOW TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE IN 30 SECONDS

Got your attention. Well no one can make that money in thirty seconds. Even the most dedicated planners who are able to play the stock market do not make that money in 30 seconds.

ANSWER THE QUESTION: WHY DO YOU CRAVE SUCCESS

When you look at this topic you might think of a hundred answers. Don’t lie no one is watching you are allowed to say those superficial answers most people will judge you for. Personally l crave success because l mostly want the money that comes from it. Yes l said it, it is all about the money. I am not going to lie and be noble and start listing reasons like l want to be successful to help my country and my people. Well l am not yet big headed enough to think that more than 50 000 people knowing my name will automatically lead to world peace, here is news for you, it won’t.

I am now getting off topic the whole reason people crave success and money is simple so that you can rub it in the faces of people who thought you will ever achieve it. As much glory and joy you will get from being successful it is really hard work and requires a lot of patience. Here l am seated behind my desk in the library reading all these success stories about how easy it is to become rich well it is not.

BRING ON THE CRAZY IDEAS

To become successful first you need to think out of the box. You need that one idea that people who are close to you scoff at and turn it into a multi-million dollar idea. But that is just the tip of the ice berg. Having an idea is easy it is making a business plan that makes everyone take a step back

DROWN YOURSELF IN A BUSINESS PLAN

A business plan is what l think of as my mother’s voice saying “is that so? Are you really sure?” It questions every little thing you have about your business idea from the name to the actual product or service you want to sell. Are you really sure that is the best name to use for your product. Calling your ice-cream lipstick “brrr” will not get you customers. However it will get you some interesting comments.

TURN THAT DREAM INTO REALITY

The big step implementing that idea. Yah believe it the money you have invested so far is nothing compared to the money you will use now. This is where many people fall of the wagon and begin to play it safe. Safety never made anyone rich unless you are a super hero who actually protects a city or a country.

One final thing before l close this is to remember that profits will not start rolling in. You must face reality there is a high chance your business might fail but just get back on that horse and put cushions this time.

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DO WOMEN REALLY NEED TO THINK LIKE MEN TO MAKE IT IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS? 4 TIPS ON HOW WOMEN CAN MAKE IT ON THEIR OWN.

Recently l came across a quote which states that it is hard to be a woman. To make it as a woman you must think like a man, act like a lady, work like a horse and look like a young girl. Honestly, who sets these impossible standards which make it difficult for a woman to make it in the cut throat world of business? Ladies there is a much simpler way for you to achieve success without killing either yourself or your principles.girls

The first step to empowerment is for us women to empower ourselves instead of waiting on the wings for someone to empower us. Remember we do not have to pull each either down to make it. There is no need to be distributing the Judas kiss to your friends just to secure yourself as the top dog.

Be confident

The first step is to believe in yourself. If you cannot trust yourself then why should we. Once you believe in yourself confidence will follow easily. Confidence is empowering for everyone. Women need to stop constantly questioning themselves and be confident in their decisions.confidence

Learn a new skill

Learning a new skill becomes harder the older we get but know that it will make you feel better about yourself. It might be joining a karate class or learning a new language but it is something to separate from the majority and help you fight the stereotypes. As an added bonus you never know when it might be handy to know Italian or be able to karate chop  a person to their knees.

Set boundaries.

As a woman trying to empower herself you need to set boundaries. People should know that you have lines that must never be crossed. Everyone can take a joke but it is a strong woman who can set boundaries and stick to them. Being a people pleaser will not help you on your way to being an empowered woman.

Embrace yourself

Self-acceptance is the key to empowerment; it does not matter whether you are old, young, thin or fat embrace yourself. Own your identity and make it a part of your charm. People will accept you warts and all if you first of all accept your own warts. It is when we try to hide our insecurities that we bring even more focus on them. An empowered woman loves herself just the way she is.acceptance

These tips will help you from being a follower into being a leader.

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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/

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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.

MIND-BLOWING LIBRARIANS

When l was young l always dreamt of being something fancy like a doctor or a pilot. When l think about it now l think it was about the respect they got from everyone they saw. That uniform could command attention which made it awesome. On the other hand librarians where the people my friends would bad-mouth whenever they turned their backs on us. That was until l stumbled on this website which showed me that librarians were not old and stuffy but were actually awesome even without the uniform.So now lets talk about what makes librarians awesome. images LIB

So librarians are awesome because they know the craziest things. Librarians read widely and because of that they get to know the answers to the craziest things. If they do not know the answer of the top of their heads they definitely know where to find it. What is more awesome than a person who is able to answer the “but why” chorus which children love to sing. I tell you this no one.

There are great because they know how to keep a room full of people quiet. We might laugh and make jokes about the shushers but they sure know how to make us all keep quiet with just a look. A room that can make your most rowdy friend quiet just because of the librarian. I repeat AWESOME!!!!!!libbra

As popular as the internet is they still remain relevant. This is an occupation which will never age. With the rise in the use of computers virtual and digital libraries are being created and continue to exist and adjust as the world around them changes. In 4015 your great-grandson can say my great grandma was a librarian and people would know what that is. You have to agree that is just INCREDIBLE.

If you still don’t believe that librarians are mind-blowing then you are not ready to admit that you were wrong. Librarians really are astounding.

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