Full time staff members shall work full time as is befitting a professional employee. We assume at the point of reading this the state of Mississippi work laws as well as the laws of the United States of America state that a “professional employee” is regarded as someone who is over 18 years of age, 3 foot tall, able to figure out how to see over the bar, or a combination of all three. “Professional employees” are required to work 39.99 hours per week within the hours the library is operational to get all the “perks.” See most recent local laws for a list of the “perks” the library is required to give you, again assuming such laws still exist and society has not been reduced to dining on the flesh of the living.
Part-Time employees, or those employees that work only part of the time, should know their place as the bottom feeding, hourly paid whelps that they are. Just kidding. But not about the hourly part. That’s real. Also, they don’t get lunches and are second in line behind the professionals for Christmas dibs. Kidding again. Thought I got you on that one.
But seriously, Part-Time employees are subject to an hourly pay schedule agreed upon hire. They receive no benefits, including vacation or sick leave, beyond this wage. A part-time employee is restricted to no more than 19.5 hours within an agreed upon schedule of which the Library Director approves.
- Should a staff member work three hours consecutively, the staff member is then granted a fifteen minute paid break.
- If the staff member works more than six hours consecutively, the staff member is granted two fifteen minute paid breaks taken non-consecutively, or one thirty minute unpaid lunch break.
- If the staff member works eight hours consecutively, the staff member is granted two fifteen minute paid breaks and one thirty minute unpaid lunch break to be taken non-consecutively.
- Should the staff member work ten or more hours consecutively, the staff memeber will get all of the above and a signed poster from the Library Director.
- Should the staff member work twelve or more hours consecutively, the staff memeber shall be arrested and beaten on sight as a loiterer and a possible theif as the library is only open for twelve hours on its longest scheduled day.
No staff member, excluding the Library Director and/or the person in control of the Chain of Authority, shall be required to permanently work outside the library’s hours of operation.