you only submitted the request yesterday, after we were all gone, and
as spelled out in the email you admitted reading, we can do nothing until HR tells us to
…the appropriate thing is ABSOLUTELY to berate me for a further two minutes and then hang up in a snit and call the one of our advisors who is also the chair of your department (academia is weird).
(Who will tell you the exact same thing.)
(And then, after he notices my frantic waving from his office doorway and has been informed that you only submitted the request last night, will call you back and sternly inform you that, and I’m paraphrasing here, a lack of preparation on your part does not constitute an emergency on ours.)
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