"Oh, you're the mean one!"
I couldn't tell if he was joking or not. But it's not like I hadn't warned him.
My job requires me to make sure everyone posts their time. I sent out an e-mail stating that if their time for the previous week wasn't posted by Tuesday, they would get an e-mail from me. If they didn't want the e-mail, then all they had to do was post their time. Simple, right?
Well, apparently a lot of employees like getting those e-mails from me. I have to send them out every Tuesday (and sometimes Wednesday and Thursday, too!). Here's the wording of my e-mail (in which I hope to have blind copied everyone, but sometimes I oops and don't):
You have received this e-mail because it appears all your time has not been released through the week ending [DATE]. If your time is completed (less than 5 days or 40 hours for each week), please let me know and I'll mark it down as such. Otherwise, please release your time as soon as possible.
Does that make me mean? I used the word PLEASE. Twice! I thought I was being tactful.
But if I am considered mean, maybe that's a good thing. I was definitely mean at a prior job. How do I know this? I made someone cry, that's how. Word got around and eventually I was used as a warning by another co-worker.
"If you don't get your paperwork in, Stacy will come after you. You don't want that!"
I'm a blunt person. I know that. I think my critique partners (well, one of them anyway) knows it, too. I don't sugar coat anything.
And if you have any suggestions on how to make my notices not seem so "mean", by all means, share!
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My hubby's back from Kentucky and still wearing the beard. Heavy sigh! But I at least got to enjoy his convertible (sorry, no pics) while he was away. Yeah, we need the rain, but I'm glad it didn't come this week.
I will be going to the movies tomorrow to see Snow White and the Huntsman. My daughter has been kind enough to wait until I can go with her (and she had the opportunity to see it without me). My hubby isn't interested.
I also still have to go out and get something for my hubby for Father's Day. Procrastination, anyone?
Have a good one!