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Fun and games at work yesterday

November 20th, 2008 (10:31 am)

12.30pm : Distribution section has their regular weekly half-hour Worktime Listening and Learning meeting. Among the various nuggets of information dealt out to them by management is "35 jobs must must be cut from the Centre's budget in Feb".

1.00pm : General panic starts spreading throughout the Mail Centre after Distribution's meeting finishes.

1.32pm : Certain subjects get asked about immediately in my section's Worktime Listening and Learning. This is the first I've get to hear about it. Section manager looks blank and promises to look into it.

2.00pm : Afternoon shift starts coming in, and are greeted by the story. Panic deepens.

3.45pm : Apparently, the quote should have been "35 HOURS must must be cut from the Centre's budget in Feb". Panic stops, looks vaguely embarassed and slinks off into a corner.

Comments

Posted by: uninvitedCat (uninvitedcat)
Posted at: November 20th, 2008 12:39 pm (UTC)

Sounds like that was a fun afternoon!

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: November 20th, 2008 02:57 pm (UTC)

Sounds like my office.

Posted by: Karen (kazzy_cee)
Posted at: November 20th, 2008 05:30 pm (UTC)
ani cpt john eyes

Phew!!

Posted by: curiouswombat (curiouswombat)
Posted at: November 20th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Jedi Kermit

I have a weird sense of humour - that is the first thing I've read for a couple of days that had me laughing out loud, literally.

Edited at 2008-11-20 08:52 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: November 23rd, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
SPN - Oh for the Love of

Panic's never going to live that one down. Oh dear...

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