Upsetting
Friday, August 29, 2003
 
With a -- egad! -- holiday coming up, watch the company lose its marbles:

Hello,
With Monday being a holiday we will have some changes to the normal payroll processing schedule. Please adhere to the following deadlines for this payroll cycle:
Salaried Timesheets - Please complete, submit and approve by the CLOSE OF BUSINESS TODAY.
Hourly Timesheets - Please approve by 10 am on Monday morning.
Thank you for your help!
Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!


And then this:

My apologies... there was an error in my previous message.
Please have all hourly timesheets approved by TUESDAY morning at 10!
Sorry about that!


Or:

Normally, we haven't given too much thought to whether we accumulate any overtime in our department. I've just signed off on it, assuming it was necessary if someone had OT on their time sheet. As you saw in last week's email from ____, though, the company is getting serious about having to approve OT in advance.

This pay period, we have a fair number of overtime hours, despite the company email request. As this issue is getting more scrutiny, I'm at a loss as to what reasons to put down on OT Authorization Sheets (and TPS reports, for that matter) unless you consult me in advance.

I know it's a pain to keep track of hours to the minute, so a half hour in a given pay period won't be a big deal. But let's try to keep it under that one hour mark, unless there's a reason not to. Also, feel free to ask me to check your hours for you if you don't want to use the time clock to do it.


And not to be outdone:

Good morning,

The Distribution Center and Tech Shop will be closed on Tuesday, 2 September, from approximately 7:00AM - 2:00PM for Inventory purposes.

Our goal is to complete the Inventory and resume normal operations as soon as possible in order to ensure that your shipping requirements are fulfilled.

Please limit traffic in both the Distribution Center and the Tech Shop during these hours. Should you have any questions regarding this closure, please contact ____, ____ or myself.

We thank you in advance, and wish everyone a great day!


And this addendum:

The Shipping Cutoff time for today is 1:30PM.

Please plan accordingly!

Everyone have a great (SAFE) weekend!


Where's Bill Lumberg when I need him?
 
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