I usually keep away from the profanity on here, but this is too important, team. The Chunklet Fucks-to-Shits ratio is my new everything.
In a nutshell, it’s like this: the giving-a-shit scale reflects on your commitment to doing a Good Job. You show up, you do what you’re told, you create a pleasant experience for everyone. Give too much of a shit, of course, to the point where things devolve into micromanagement and tantrums when things fail to go Just Right. Give too little, and people can tell you’re obviously just collecting a paycheck - if you bother to show up at all.
Giving a fuck, naturally, is tied into pulling off what you want to do regardless of what others thing. Give too many, and you’re sunk at the first sign of criticism. Give too little, and you’re actively working to piss people off at the expense of everything else.
What does this have to do with our noble profession, you ask? Here goes:
Libraries are great at giving a shit. But we need to work on giving less of a fuck.
OK, gauntlet thrown. Discuss.