September 27, 2018
In Which Wonderduck Is Furious
Something happened at work today that nearly caused a very large number of people to quit. The gist of it was as follows:
The Good News: Permanent reduction of overtime hours to eight instead of 10.
The Bad News: We'll now have a set time to work each day, 8a - 430p (eight hours, with a half-hour lunch). But wait, eight hours for five days is only 40 hours...
The Horrible News: We will now be working Monday thru Saturday.
But wait, there's more! It was all a joke, just kidding. See, at the bottom of the e-mail, at the end of the usual business disclaimer text, was a little "j/k". Eight-point font size and everything!
Ha. Ha. Ha.
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Did whoever sent that get fired?
Out of a cannon?
Into the Sun?
Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 28, 2018 05:06 AM (2yngH)
Not even a little funny.
Posted by: Mrs. Will (Kathryn) at September 28, 2018 05:15 AM (JPRju)
The failure mode of "clever" is "asshole," and you've got a prime exhibit of that in your Inbox.
Sweet jumping baby Jebus.
Posted by: GreyDuck at September 28, 2018 07:10 AM (rKFiU)
What the heck? Who DOES that?
I had a colleague once pull a similar prank on me, but he did it verbally, so there was no "paper trail."
Yes, I fell for it at first; we had a very bad administration then and I could totally have seen them doing something like what he was talking about.
I let him live.
Posted by: fillyjonk at September 28, 2018 03:12 PM (5Amy9)
Reminds me of the guy who thought it would be funny to send fake HR emails on April 1st. He got a real HR email the next day...
Posted by: J Greely at September 28, 2018 11:17 PM (tgyIO)
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