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Thursday, May 06, 2004

The Staff Elevator - Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here

The central library is a 9 floor building, 7 for the library and 2 leased out to the government. There are 2 public elevators in the library, 2 staff / public elevators to the leased offices on 8 and 9 and (wait for it) 1 (one!) elevator for library staff. There must be at least 4-500 hundred people that work in this library, and we make do with one elevator.

It's also the freight elevator.

And our cleaning staff and security use our elevator to go to 8 and 9.


I know what you are saying "oh boo hoo, use the public elevators" Bite me, I'm too lazy. And we can't take food into the public elevator.

Take the stairs you say. Ha ha ha ha, you made a funny.

The stupid thing breaks down all the time too. Its most popular trick is to stop about a foot above a floor and open the doors halfway. I find jumping up and down helpful.

And people get stuck. A few years ago I spent 2 fascinating hours in there with nothing to read. Fun.

And because it's servicing 7 floors (oh, and the parking garage, so make that 8) the average waiting time is about 5 minutes, double if you are in a hurry.

Please keep in mind that this building is only 10 years old.

About the only thing I miss about the old library is the 2nd elevator.

And the balcony.

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