Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday was a Very Important Meeting for my department. The administrative assistant who usually takes notes and keeps minutes was gone. My department head asked me if I could take notes in her place. Aghast, I said, "No, I can't." He then turned to my male junior colleague, asked him to take notes, and the colleague agreed. I could just be pissed about the whole thing, or I could rationalize it like this: I was the most junior person in the room, so I was asked to do the note-taking. The fact that the head turned to next most junior person after me, supports this idea. I'm just happy I didn't have to take notes!