After Council amalgamations happened I moved to Hawthorn Library as Cataloguing Services Librarian. (the cities of Camberwell, Kew & Hawthorn had merged to become the City of Boroondara)

I was looking forward to this job and enjoyed it once I started there.

However after 18 months I decided to take some long service leave and got ‘royally shafted’ while I was away.

When I came back I found myself ex-communicated to a ‘newly created’ position at Balwyn library (still within Boroondara).

The years 1997 -2000 are summed up by the quote “We’re hoping you’ll resign”

Despite that (and some similar comments) I survived.