Posted: 28/02/2016 at 15:22
Dove you're right; if I want anything for work (be it a special thing for a new project or even day to day essentials like paint for messy play) I have to fill in a purchase request form. This can be accepted / denyed / lost. But once accepted if I actually want to see said item materialise I have to go out and buy them myself and thrust a receipt at the boss.
I don't get a budget to plan my own expenses / projects / any investments in the education or access to any funding other than my own wallet. It does make things tricky but I imagine it's not uncommon in small museums!
Get a hot water bottle on that neck (not too hot) and maybe a bottle of wine; everyone knows wine slowly acts as both a muscle relaxer but also a tension reliever so that you don't fear moving your neck meaning the muscles won't pre tense.