Chandri MacLeod (chandri) wrote,
Chandri MacLeod

To the dickface who was my first phonecall this lovely Friday morning:

Wow, yes, when you submit a request, half an hour after we close, for us to do something that we are not allowed to do without confirmation from a separate department - information which is included in the automatically-generated email you got in response to the request, which I know you read because you bitched about it for two straight minutes (“I don’t need an automatic email telling me things, I need to talk to a person to get this done immediately”, ACTUAL QUOTE) - and get no answer overnight or within the first twenty minutes that we’re open the next day, and when I pick up the phone and re-iterate that no, Thing has not been done because 

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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