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DaniDiNardo 01-19-2019 07:18 AM

Work Areas
 
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On one end of the department you can find the work areas for MLES, Aurors and Security employees. Most don't spend too much time at their desks as they are likely out on assignment or patrol duty. Each of the division's heads has an office should you need to stop by and have a word with them. If you can't find who you're looking for, ask Muriel over at the reception desk to help you.

During major investigations the area is flooded with employees and perhaps witnesses who have been brought in to wait. On one wall there are many pictures and documents pinned with information from current investigations. Another wall and above many of the desks are moving posters of the most wanted criminals in the Wizarding World. When they are caught they are magically marked with a large red X.

Every Auror, Hit Wizard and MLES Officer has their own desk here. YATIs do not and will earn them once they have completed the training. It's slightly different for the Security employees. The Head of Security, the Event Security Liaison Officers, and the Internal Investigations Liaisons have their own permanent desks, while the Ministry Sentinels, Security Officers and Wand Weighers work between this office and the Security post in the atrium, and do not have a personal desk of their own.

Please be aware of your surroundings in this area. No one likes a snoop. You don't want to be top of the list if things go missing.
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On the opposite end of the department is an even larger work area with wide open spaces and lots of what looks like natural light. The windows have a beautiful view that changes from time to time, as it is charmed. The divisions are in separate areas but are not too far of a distance from each other.

Each of the division heads has an office. Every member of the MMAO, CMEC, and IUMO has their own permanent desks. The Wizengamot are based here but spend much of their time down in the courtrooms. However, they each have their own secure locker and you may on occasion find one or two of them working at a spare desk or going through a stack of court files and case histories.

The Forensics lab, a large storage room, the Evidence and Pensieve rooms, as well as the direct floo access aren't all too far from here. The conference room and the Department Head's office are a bit more of a walk. Make sure to keep a map on hand in case you lose your way the first few times in this department.

natethegreat 03-06-2019 01:17 AM

First post! Feel free to grab!
 
Another seemingly boring day in the office.

Aurora was getting very tired, very fast, as days seemed to drag on while she was just sitting in the office areas. She was on her third cup of coffee today already, and it had basically just started. The woman wanted some field work, or something where she wouldn't be cooped up indoors all the time. But alas, that probably wasn't going to happen anytime soon. There have been no major cases that needed attending to recently, and she's been doing her trainings almost constantly. Even that was getting kind of tiring. However, she did need to improve her wandless magic skills, as that would come in handy when she would actually go on the field. You never know when you won't have your wand ready to cast that protego to block a stupefy.

Right now, from the looks of it though, Aurora would just be sipping away at her coffee, admiring the ever-changing view from the windows.

DaniDiNardo 03-10-2019 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by natethegreat (Post 12400296)
Another seemingly boring day in the office.

Aurora was getting very tired, very fast, as days seemed to drag on while she was just sitting in the office areas. She was on her third cup of coffee today already, and it had basically just started. The woman wanted some field work, or something where she wouldn't be cooped up indoors all the time. But alas, that probably wasn't going to happen anytime soon. There have been no major cases that needed attending to recently, and she's been doing her trainings almost constantly. Even that was getting kind of tiring. However, she did need to improve her wandless magic skills, as that would come in handy when she would actually go on the field. You never know when you won't have your wand ready to cast that protego to block a stupefy.

Right now, from the looks of it though, Aurora would just be sipping away at her coffee, admiring the ever-changing view from the windows.

The morning was already off to a busy start, meetings aside. There were progress reports yet to be filled and ones that were already filled and in need of updates.

Lex was on her way to the Chief Inspector's desk when she spotted someone...by all means on a coffee break. Nothing wrong with that. In such a high stress job, little breaks were encouraged. Overworked employees seldom produced adequate performance and that would only cause the department as a whole to begin to suffer.

"How's the investigation coming?" She asked, slowing just enough so she could hear whatever answer came.

The IUOM team was currently occupied, she suspected even now some were out with Hit Wizard or Auror experts. Any update there would be useful.

Holmesian Feline 03-18-2019 01:54 AM

You know who
 
Paperwork was a necessary evil sometimes. Well only a half-necessary evil when it was an overwhelming headache. Simon much preferred actually handling things hands on then the reporting of the handling after the fact. But given it helped when people started to question if things were being done right or at all, or they needed a reference to go back to for, it did have some purpose in the long run. Thankfully it was more often than not the former purpose.

For now it was the reason he was seated at his desk mid-morning rather than elsewhere in the various levels of the ministry at the current moment. His quill scritch scratching across one parchment or another as he worked, his focused gaze looking over what had been passed off to him in between.

RandomRaven 03-19-2019 07:06 AM

me? XD
 
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Originally Posted by Holmesian Feline (Post 12402395)
Paperwork was a necessary evil sometimes. Well only a half-necessary evil when it was an overwhelming headache. Simon much preferred actually handling things hands on then the reporting of the handling after the fact. But given it helped when people started to question if things were being done right or at all, or they needed a reference to go back to for, it did have some purpose in the long run. Thankfully it was more often than not the former purpose.

For now it was the reason he was seated at his desk mid-morning rather than elsewhere in the various levels of the ministry at the current moment. His quill scritch scratching across one parchment or another as he worked, his focused gaze looking over what had been passed off to him in between.

Since YATI didn't have their own desk yet, Ava was rarely to be found in working area. Well, she occasionally was there for ministry security business since she also had been assigned there when she didn't have YATI training. Did she have to choose to not do this? Sadly. no. Nevertheless Ava had promised to Cambridge (and herself) to take this seriously. It wasn't really a problem for her... Although that means she had to give up her part-time work where she earned extra galleons and only be able to see Reed on their usual Friday movie night, ahem.

After she finished her usual morning training, the YATI then approached the working area to find the head of security. Ah, there he was. "Good morning, Mr. Bennett." She greeted the man as she approached his desk. "Is there anything I can do for today?" Since she didn't really have anything to do for now.

Holmesian Feline 04-16-2019 03:46 AM

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Originally Posted by RandomRaven (Post 12402598)
Since YATI didn't have their own desk yet, Ava was rarely to be found in working area. Well, she occasionally was there for ministry security business since she also had been assigned there when she didn't have YATI training. Did she have to choose to not do this? Sadly. no. Nevertheless Ava had promised to Cambridge (and herself) to take this seriously. It wasn't really a problem for her... Although that means she had to give up her part-time work where she earned extra galleons and only be able to see Reed on their usual Friday movie night, ahem.

After she finished her usual morning training, the YATI then approached the working area to find the head of security. Ah, there he was. "Good morning, Mr. Bennett." She greeted the man as she approached his desk. "Is there anything I can do for today?" Since she didn't really have anything to do for now.

Simon took notice of someone approaching but continued to work. Non-threatening…non-hurrying movements…he could finish the last train of thought on his compilation of notes. His attention did drift to the young woman as she finally spoke and broke the quiet, the message clearly for him even if his name hadn’t been mentioned. His borrowed YATI was around and wishing to speak to him and he was all ears.

“Good morning, Miss Burton” he said, returning the young woman’s greeting. Did he have something for her today? He leaned back in his chair slightly as he thought, it taking a few brief moments before he had an idea. “Actually yes,” the security head answered, straightening up to his feet. “I think we should look into some exterior perimeter spells,” he added as he closed a folder around his work and secured it in his desk. He could use a break and his charge learning something new or improving on her knowledge was good too.

RandomRaven 04-16-2019 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Holmesian Feline (Post 12407405)


Simon took notice of someone approaching but continued to work. Non-threatening…non-hurrying movements…he could finish the last train of thought on his compilation of notes. His attention did drift to the young woman as she finally spoke and broke the quiet, the message clearly for him even if his name hadn’t been mentioned. His borrowed YATI was around and wishing to speak to him and he was all ears.

“Good morning, Miss Burton” he said, returning the young woman’s greeting. Did he have something for her today? He leaned back in his chair slightly as he thought, it taking a few brief moments before he had an idea. “Actually yes,” the security head answered, straightening up to his feet. “I think we should look into some exterior perimeter spells,” he added as he closed a folder around his work and secured it in his desk. He could use a break and his charge learning something new or improving on her knowledge was good too.

She wasn't really busy today, no other training or YATI lessons that she needed to be there so let's just say today Ava would dedicate herself with the ministry security. Yeah, it might sound exaggerating but looking at the brighter side, she could learn something new from this assignment. Exterior perimeter spells, got it. "Alright, sir." Politely the 22 year-old nodded when Simon gave her the assignment. "Could you tell me more about it?"

This was better than serving coffee at the coffee shop, right? Let's hope so. Ava had to drop of her part-time because of this extra assignment. And no, she's not complaining about that.

Holmesian Feline 04-23-2019 02:07 AM

Moving On
 
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Originally Posted by RandomRaven (Post 12407431)
She wasn't really busy today, no other training or YATI lessons that she needed to be there so let's just say today Ava would dedicate herself with the ministry security. Yeah, it might sound exaggerating but looking at the brighter side, she could learn something new from this assignment. Exterior perimeter spells, got it. "Alright, sir." Politely the 22 year-old nodded when Simon gave her the assignment. "Could you tell me more about it?"

This was better than serving coffee at the coffee shop, right? Let's hope so. Ava had to drop of her part-time because of this extra assignment. And no, she's not complaining about that.

Her politeness was one of the things had endeared Miss Burton to him, genuine he had figured out over time. That and her willingness to work. She took her added assignment in stride and didn’t think herself better than it. Definitely put her above some of the other YATIs he had worked with over the years in his mind. With her on board, Simon nodded and turned to lead her to the first place they would be looking into for this assignment.

“Well there are several different types of spells that go into the perimeter security of the Ministry of Magic,” he said, answering her question, or at least starting to as they headed out of the office. “Those meant to keep the workers inside safe and to keep those on the other side the same way.” With some of the matters the ministry dealt with, like mutants and mind-controlling brains and altered plants, both were greatly needed. “As well as keeping wizards and muggles alike from entering the place against our will.”

lazykitty 11-10-2019 04:28 PM

Free post!
 
This newly minted Auror (of a few months) didn't currently have any cases to work on. So, where was Ronan? Sitting at his newly minted (also of a few months) desk, feet propped up on the top, leaning back and napping. Though if asked, he'd say he was merely meditating. He would never admit to sleeping on the job. Or being bored enough to do so. Might end up being assigned some busy work like organizing. Blegh. Not that he minded organization as a concept. Anyway....

....zzzzzzzzzz......

DaniDiNardo 11-11-2019 09:12 AM

>:)
 
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Originally Posted by lazykitty (Post 12432373)
This newly minted Auror (of a few months) didn't currently have any cases to work on. So, where was Ronan? Sitting at his newly minted (also of a few months) desk, feet propped up on the top, leaning back and napping. Though if asked, he'd say he was merely meditating. He would never admit to sleeping on the job. Or being bored enough to do so. Might end up being assigned some busy work like organizing. Blegh. Not that he minded organization as a concept. Anyway....

....zzzzzzzzzz......

Agitation entered the work area with Alexa today. It had been too long surrounded by the off putting feeling that she was being watched and despite the months going by, the feeling remained firmly anchored.

There had to be someone. She wasn't going crazy. It wasn't just in her head.

Also not in her head? Carter having himself a good 'ole snooze fest. Honestly, did her Aurors not know how to keep busy? This was how free time was spent? No attempts at training or self improvement? No offers to help out with ongoing cases? THIS?

Calmly--could you tell how calm? SO CALM--Lex moved over to his chair, silent.

BOOOM!

The Department Head set off a loud bang just behind him, taking a careful step back and waiting for him to rejoin her among the class of people that tended to stay awake during the work day.

She. Was. Not. Amused.

lazykitty 11-12-2019 03:51 PM

;p
 
For the record, Ronan was all for self-improvement. For example, this he could look back on as a lesson to never, ever let his boss catch him sleeping on the job again. As it was though, in the moment the loud boom had him practically leaping out of his chair, wand out of its holster and in hand in a flash. "Huh?" Auror senses alert, he scanned the room quickly for whatever had made that noise before laying eyes on Alexa and putting two and two together. "Mmm, just meditating. What do you need?" he asked, picking up his chair which had fallen in his haste to get to his feet and sitting back down.

Boss lady did not look amused. At all.

DaniDiNardo 11-14-2019 12:42 AM

Boss lady was definitely not amused, nor was she buying the meditation. "I'd hope you're slicker than that out in the field, at least." She said, a scowl in place. Sometimes aurors went under cover. If they lied like Carter...not as many would go home. "I need you to find a productive means of spending your time in the office but you don't seem up to the task of self occupation." And she wasn't going to wait for him to learn.

"Aurors don't sit around and "meditate" when there's a whole world out there and if I was someone else, you'd be dead right now. I don't mind reassigning you to another division if that's more your speed." Liked sleeping in the office? She'd give him something that afforded him all the time to sleep--if he dared try it again, that is.

"Come on, I'll find you something." Lex began moving through the office once more, expecting him to follow. It wasn't a suggestion, nor was it a request.

lazykitty 11-15-2019 02:53 PM

Damn, she hadn't bought it. "Of course." She had simply caught him with his guard down. Which was definitely something he was going to work on, that went without saying. As was the whole 'sleeping on the job' thing.

Ronan fought the urge to groan as he stood and followed Alexa solemnly. He felt he knew what was coming. Busy work. He was berating himself already for not finding something himself, even if it meant patroling Diagon. Which was most likely the point.

The Announcer 01-29-2020 10:40 AM

In a department like magical law enforcement, one may be able to marvel at the sleek efficiency ingrained in the level's operations. Even the memos that fly in and out of this level have an air of urgency and organisation--except today.

Without warning, some memos burst into flames, their ashes sprinkling to the ground in delicate fashion. These are the lucky memos. Oddly enough, some begin to rip themselves apart until they are nothing but heaps of scraps and ripped parchment. Hopefully, no one was planning to read these.

Did it seem like there were less interdepartmental memos than usual?

That may have been because most weren't making their way to the department at all. Gone. Vanished. Burnt. Who knew at this point. No better time to get back to that good ole fashion face to face interaction.


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