Breaking (in) my replacement

middleclass

So, Dan from RVI has arrived to replace me at the South Sudan National Archives for the next nine weeks.  And I’ve spent this week “handing over”.

Firstly, we did a full tour of the archive work, including the heavy lifting, sweat and dust.  We rewarded ourselves with a swift burger:

burger

 

The second day I upped the stakes, by sending Dan to sort out the customs issues with our fourth digitization scanner for the archives.  Five hours later, and a lot of bureaucracy and stamps, Dan looked like this:

broken

 

I explained my ‘counselling programme’ options for stressed employees:

tortured

 

But finally, Dan is ready, up to date, keen, lean and mean (at least in terms of the rigour of his cataloguing):

optimism

 

 

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