Posts Tagged ‘money’

Please Read

Per K.C. from our manager’s meeting on December 4, there will be no charge on copies and/or faxes for those applying for jobs. We want to offer this as a service for those unemployed and looking for a job. If you have any questions just ask your building manager. Thanks.


A Must Read Article

If you haven’t heard on the news or in the newspaper this morning, Tennessee has been ranked almost last in the nation for its public libraries in almost every category. The link below is to an article in The Tennessean written about the underfunding of our libraries. Please take the time to read this article. In light of this, we need to realize how important the services we offer are to our patrons. Even though we are not given the resources we need and deserve, we can still offer a lot. If we do our best with what we have maybe more people will see how important we are to our community. Ok, I’m off my soapbox now. Thanks.

Read the article here.

Post Script

I failed to mention in my post yesterday that money can no longer be counted earlier than 15 minutes before we close. This is causing to many discrepancies when counting in the mornings and with the deposits. From now on, please count the money 15 minutes before the building closes. Thanks.

Money Sheet & Counting Drawer

Starting today there will be a new sheet to complete when counting the drawer at night (see pic on left). Each day when the drawer is counted in the morning and the evening (not for the deposit) the total amount for each denomination needs to be counted and written down. The total for opening and closing will also need to be written under the appropriate column. Also, the deposit for that day is to be written on the form. The form will hold two days counting, and once that is compete it put it in the tray on the end of my desk.

This is somewhat of an inconvenience but very necessary in light of recent shortages in the drawer. Many discrepancies were found when Catherine was count the last deposit. This is very disheartening and needs to be addressed and fixed now. This is also a good time to remind everyone that accountability began today. Anytime the drawer is left short it will be the responsibility of everyone working on the desk to split the cost of the shortage. It is imperative that we handle all monies in a professional and appropriate manner. 

As a side note, when you are completing the Closed Report sheet the total cost category does not need to include Foundation money. Thanks.

Cash Drawer

Catherine worked on the deposit today and noticed many mistakes over the last week and a half. There were many times when the drawer was short, and more than just some change. There are a couple of different ways to elevate this problem. First, slow down when putting money into the drawer. I know it gets very busy and hectic at times on the front desk but it would really help to just slow down and make sure you are punching in the correct amount and also giving back the correct change. Second, everyone needs to be using the change counter on the drawer. If you do not know how to do this I will be showing everyone how to use it. I won’t do it here because it might be too confusing. 

In regards to the cash drawer when it is short the staff that worked that day and used the drawer will have to make up the difference if there is a shortage. This coincides with the accountability that starts July 1. If you have any questions please do not be afraid to ask. Thanks!

A Few Items

It has been fairly busy lately so I apologize for not posting anything over the past couple of weeks. Even without posting anything it is still a good idea to periodically check here. Anyway, there a few items I want to bring to your attention. First, please be sure you are writing down the deposit and cash at closing on the sheet under the cash register. It is important to see if money has been miscounted or possibly taken during the evening. Second, please put vhs and dvds that have the green Nolichucky stickers on them in the same area as the new vhs and dvds. These do not need to be mixed with the regular vhs and dvds as they are traded out every couple of months. If you do not know where they should be located please ask me. Lastly, please be extra careful when working with the excel spreadsheet on the computer at the computer sign-in desk. Many times there are items deleted or added that do not need to be there. I believe that is all for the moment. Thanks again for your hard work.