Working 9 to 5...or Thereabouts
Here’s the conversation I had with my secretary this morning.
Me: Are the hours you filled in for Friday correct?
Normally, I am not in the office on Friday afternoons, and so I cannot observe whether or not she is in the office. Guess what: last Friday, I was in the office for a short time.
Me: I was here from 2:45 to about 3:15. I didn’t see you here. When I left, I locked up your computer and the copy room. They were still locked when I arrived Sunday.
I work on Sunday, but the secretary doesn’t, and she almost never locks her computer or the copy room.
S: I was here. Maybe I took my lunch at a different time, but that’s when I thought I took lunch.
She had marked her lunch as 1:30-2:30pm.
Me: When it comes to your timecard, you can’t think you’ve got it right. You must fill it out accurately.
She was lying through her teeth.
Additional note: my e-mail inbox has 666 messages. Could that mean anything?