I LOVE TECHNOLOGY!
Today, while sitting at my computer, I found out that I have been working for free so far this summer. Nice of me isn’t it? I won’t name names; I’ve been holding down two part-time jobs along with my full-time employment as long as I can remember. I discovered the interesting financial detail while viewing my electronic bank statements while cross-referencing them with my electronic time sheets and my electronic pay stubs.
That it took me so long to discover the problem doesn’t mean I can afford it to continue, it just means I’ve been too busy and the pay period is longer than the other pay cycles.
While sitting at my computer, with all the electronic records open, I sent an email to the Proper People (PP) to explain my discovery. within moments, I received emails from over half of the PP. I responded to the PP’s emails and poured myself a cup of coffee. The same PP responded with the Appropriate Questions (AQs). I responded to the PP’s AQs immediately via email. Each PP then asked me further AQs to which I replied.
In less than five minutes, I had gone three rounds with each of the responding PP. Impressive! One of the PP asked me to call ASAP, so I flipped open my cell phone and did just that. While it rang, I sipped my coffee.
Through phone conversation with the PP who asked me to call, it was determined that my electronic pay record was terminated as of the end of May. Not really a pink slip, but a little pink slip-up involving some PP who I have yet to hear from. I suspect I won’t hear from them. They will have to answer to the other PP who got on it right away.
Before I hung up the phone from my conversation with the PP who asked me to call, I was assured that it would be taken care of immediately. I’m sure it will, but I will have to wait for several weeks . . . again because of the longer pay cycle for that particular place of employment.
It’s all good. I will get paid. I haven’t been terminated. (Just severed temporarily . . . accidentally . . . electronically.)
Even so . . . I was thinking of making one of these pink slips: ;-)