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sarahlooo 02-19-2018 04:02 AM

Office of Senior Undersecretary January Bones
 
As you walk into the Senior Undersecretary's office, you'll find a very neat and tidy workplace. Most of the decor is white and gray with a few pops of Spring colors here and there. The bookshelves are filled with books of all genres with a few occasional sculptures, vases and other figurines. The room smells of fresh linens and flowers and rests at comfortable 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

The desk of the Senior Undersecretary is very clean and organized. Files are in their right place, pens and other accessories are put away unless they are in use. On the corner of her desk is a family photo of January, her husband, Ludovicus Bones and their daughter of almost eight, Louise.

There are small gray couches with puffy throw pillows along the windows to sit on in less formal settings. In front of her desk, there are two padded wooden chairs for guests to sit at. A tea set sits to the side of her desk. Behind the desk and to the side lies a large and very organized file cabinet.

If the door is closed, just knock and wait for an answer. Otherwise, let yourself in to meet with January!

love-for-HP 11-27-2019 06:38 PM

Alba hating to leave the mess of the lift behind her, but completely unsure of wear to go even get to maintenance had suggested that they visit their department head first since that office was here on this floor and Alba could actually find it. Hoping that Delyth was hot on her heels.... Alba took a deep breath and knocked on the door of her Department Head ... what a way to start your first day at work ... "hey I broke the lift and lost a lot of letters." Alba rolled her eyes at herself ... she had to come up with a more tactful way to announce that. She didn't want to fired on her first day and after all the letter blockage wasn't her fault ... just the lift was.

GD2204 11-27-2019 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by love-for-HP (Post 12433361)
Alba hating to leave the mess of the lift behind her, but completely unsure of wear to go even get to maintenance had suggested that they visit their department head first since that office was here on this floor and Alba could actually find it. Hoping that Delyth was hot on her heels.... Alba took a deep breath and knocked on the door of her Department Head ... what a way to start your first day at work ... "hey I broke the lift and lost a lot of letters." Alba rolled her eyes at herself ... she had to come up with a more tactful way to announce that. She didn't want to fired on her first day and after all the letter blockage wasn't her fault ... just the lift was.

Delyth was in fact, hot on her heels, even if she was absolutely petrified about what they were about to do. She’d never ever met her department head and now the first thing she was going to say was “Surprise, I helped break the lift and now I have a bag full of letters from god knows where”. Obviously, she didn’t say that though, she just followed Alba quietly, ready to help her explain what had happened because it truly had been neither of their faults. They had just been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“Don’t worry, everything will be okay…I hope” she mumbled to Alba as she knocked the door, he heart thrumming like a bird as it hovers above water.

sarahlooo 11-28-2019 11:08 PM

Paperwork. Lots and lots of paperwork. That was what her day was consisting of - that and the constant worry in the back of her mind about the recovering of Hogwarts. She didn't have much control over that, but it still worried her, especially with her own daughter being a Hogwarts student.

Regardless, January was almost relieved to hear a knock on her door to give her a break from the paperwork. With a simple wave of her hand, January opened her office door. "Come on in," she said pleasantly from her desk as she looked up to see who it was.

Ah, two of her newer hires. They looked... worried. Oh dear.

love-for-HP 11-29-2019 05:06 PM

SPOILER!!:
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Originally Posted by GD2204 (Post 12433377)
Delyth was in fact, hot on her heels, even if she was absolutely petrified about what they were about to do. She’d never ever met her department head and now the first thing she was going to say was “Surprise, I helped break the lift and now I have a bag full of letters from god knows where”. Obviously, she didn’t say that though, she just followed Alba quietly, ready to help her explain what had happened because it truly had been neither of their faults. They had just been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

“Don’t worry, everything will be okay…I hope” she mumbled to Alba as she knocked the door, he heart thrumming like a bird as it hovers above water.

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Originally Posted by sarahlooo (Post 12433433)
Paperwork. Lots and lots of paperwork. That was what her day was consisting of - that and the constant worry in the back of her mind about the recovering of Hogwarts. She didn't have much control over that, but it still worried her, especially with her own daughter being a Hogwarts student.

Regardless, January was almost relieved to hear a knock on her door to give her a break from the paperwork. With a simple wave of her hand, January opened her office door. "Come on in," she said pleasantly from her desk as she looked up to see who it was.

Ah, two of her newer hires. They looked... worried. Oh dear.



Smiling at Delyth, Alba was grateful she was here, they could explain this whole mess together. Taking one final deep breath and upon hearing the 'come in' call Alba entered their Department Head's office. She tried her best not to look frighten .. or worried .. but well lets face it, this was indeed a rather scary time.

"Ahhh.....thanks" Alba said... ugh ... she wanted to face palm herself, she sounded like a blubbering fool right then. "Well Miss, there's been an accident of sorts with the lift and the interdepartmental memos." Whew okay well that was a start, at least it was out there, no going back now. "I'm not exactly sure how to explain what happened, but one minuet there were no letters flying about and the next it was as if the lift exploded and out pored hundreds." Alba placed a massive pile of letters on the Department Head's desk. "Delyth has several more in her bag." She added motioning Delyth the bring them out.

GD2204 12-01-2019 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by sarahlooo (Post 12433433)
Paperwork. Lots and lots of paperwork. That was what her day was consisting of - that and the constant worry in the back of her mind about the recovering of Hogwarts. She didn't have much control over that, but it still worried her, especially with her own daughter being a Hogwarts student.

Regardless, January was almost relieved to hear a knock on her door to give her a break from the paperwork. With a simple wave of her hand, January opened her office door. "Come on in," she said pleasantly from her desk as she looked up to see who it was.

Ah, two of her newer hires. They looked... worried. Oh dear.

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Originally Posted by love-for-HP (Post 12433460)
SPOILER!!:




Smiling at Delyth, Alba was grateful she was here, they could explain this whole mess together. Taking one final deep breath and upon hearing the 'come in' call Alba entered their Department Head's office. She tried her best not to look frighten .. or worried .. but well lets face it, this was indeed a rather scary time.

"Ahhh.....thanks" Alba said... ugh ... she wanted to face palm herself, she sounded like a blubbering fool right then. "Well Miss, there's been an accident of sorts with the lift and the interdepartmental memos." Whew okay well that was a start, at least it was out there, no going back now. "I'm not exactly sure how to explain what happened, but one minuet there were no letters flying about and the next it was as if the lift exploded and out pored hundreds." Alba placed a massive pile of letters on the Department Head's desk. "Delyth has several more in her bag." She added motioning Delyth the bring them out.

Whew, well she hadn’t been fired yet so there was that. Walking in behind Alba, Delyth cast a swift glace around the room, taking in her environment, which she had to admit, looked rather cosy, before finally resting her eyes on Minister Bones.

Carefully, she listened as Alba explained the situation, pulling out the letters from her bag when they were brought to the attention of the room, placing them on top of the pile that was already on show. “I’m not really sure what happened Miss Bones. It was almost as if someone had blocked all of these letters somewhere and then just let them all free”.

“I tried to fix the lift too. I think it might need to be checked by someone from maintenance but I think I did a good enough job on it” pausing for a second before adding on at the end “Unless the lift was somehow part of the problem, in which case I didn’t exactly check for that. I just fixed the artificial damage…” her voice trailing off now. God, she hopped she hadn’t embarrassed herself but, once she started explaining, it all just came out. Delyth couldn’t help but just rock up and down on the her heels, her anxiety levels building.

sarahlooo 12-04-2019 04:10 AM

There was an accident with the lifts and the memos... The lifts... were exploding with memos? The lift was.. broken? As January pieced all these bits of information together, she looked between the two employees a few times as they spoke, then looked down at the stack of memos the one of them set on her desk and then looked back up at the two of them.

.....

"Well," January said after a bit of a pause, thinking about their first point of action. "Would you two be dolls and help gather them all together? I'll contact the Maintenance crew and have them take a look at the lift. Meanwhile let's see if we can't help these memos get along on their way." Delayed memos surely would stall things in all departments, wouldn't they?

love-for-HP 12-04-2019 12:42 PM

Whew well that's something at least .... they hadn't been fired. Alba could feel her heart rate starting to slow ... and she seemed to be sweating a little less. She was going to go home on lunch and shower. What a way to start your first day.

"We were going to go to maintenance to, but honestly we didn't know where it was." Alba wanted to make January sure that they had thought about that. "Not sure if their fly anymore...." Alba mentioned had some of the rather sad and squashed looking memos sitting in front of them. "But I can sort by hand and delivery if necessary."

GD2204 12-10-2019 04:40 PM

Sorry for the late reply
 
Delyth couldn’t help but just visibly deflate, the relief that she hadn’t been fired on her first say just too much to hide. Taking a deep breath, she finally gave her boss her best smile and nodded, showing that she was ready to get stuck in and help in anyway she could. “Why don’t we split up and see if we can get this done today? Maybe one of us could head to magical maintenance and the other can hand out the memos?” turning to Alba now, her expression one of determination now that she still had her job. It might not have been the best first impression but she was determined to improve it however she could.

sarahlooo 12-11-2019 03:50 AM

It looked like some things would have to be done manually, like hand delivering some of memos that got squished, but January had the means of contacting Maintenance to work on the lift. "Maintenance is always on the move, but I can reach out to the supervisor, don't worry." They didn't need a memo to do that.

"Why don't you ladies work on sorting the memos for now?" Maybe she could recruit Fletcher to help, too. January was sure he would just love that.

Raising her wand, January quietly conjured a small patronus, spoke into it to inform the receiver of the issue with the lift, and then sent it on its way to the maintenance men.

love-for-HP 12-12-2019 07:39 PM

Alba had to admit that protrnous thing was pretty cool. She never really could get the hang of that spell, and even if she did manage to make her otter appear it was never strong enough to send a message through.

Smiling over at Delyth, "Well should we take this to a conference room or break room and get cracking?" Could take them all day to hand sort which letter was going where and the delivery them to the departments. What a first day! At least delivering memos to other departments would give Alba a chance to see the whole ministry and learn where some things are.

GD2204 12-15-2019 12:16 AM

Delyth was all but beaming now as she looked the patronus, her eyes drawn to the small creature as it scampered away to where it needed to be. She herself could cast a patronus but it was always interesting to see the shapes that others made, especially as they were hard to cast for most witches and wizards.

Focusing on the task at hand, he wrestled her eyes back to the two ladies around her now. “The conference room it is”. Despite the rather large stack of letters that needed sorting, she was nothing if not excited, ready to make a name for herself. Day 1: Save the memos. Sure, it wasn’t the most glamorous of tasks but it had to be done and with Alba’s help, they could accomplish it.

sarahlooo 12-15-2019 02:21 AM

Her patronus had come quite easy to her, and came even easier over time, so much that she didn't think too much of it. It made a very good note passing system when it was needed. For instance, now, when the memos were having a hard time getting to their rightful places.

"Perhaps the break room, actually ladies. I believe there is a meeting scheduled for the conference room soon and this might take a while." January stood and sorted some things on her desk. "I'll join you shortly, I just need to finish a few things up here - is that alright?" She didn't want to say she had more important or pressing things to do than sorting memos, but she did suppose in some way that it was her problem, so... she would help them, but she did have something to finish up first.


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