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You Know You Job Sucks When. .

September 22, 2009

If you clock out early, and by early I mean anywhere from 45 to 2 seconds early, and your boss not only cares but sends you an email and gives you a "personal development issue", then you know your job sucks.  Observe:


Hi Ben,

It looks like you clocked out early (but within the last minute of shift) 3 times in the last pay period.  Please be sure to use the PIE time as reference when clocking out, and be sure it has clicked over to the top of the hour before doing so.  The professional development issue below has been entered into your performance record as a friendly reminder.  Just let me know if you have any questions.

Ms. Manager

Ben checked out of three shifts early this past pay period. All of these checkouts were in the last minute of shift and he was never pointed for an early checkout. This is a friendly reminder that consultants are expected to observe PIE time and check out after their shift has ended. The shifts were:

· 12:00-16:00 on 9\8 in Ashton; checked out at 15:59:14

·  12:00-16:00 on 9\15 in Ashton; checked out at 15:59:58

·  12:00-16:00 on 9\19 in IC2; checked out at 15:59:58


Yes, that’s right ladies and gentlemen.  My manager decided it was prudent to spend the time emailing me and assigning me a "personal development issue" for clocking out 2 seconds early twice and 46 seconds another time.  2 seconds early.  Good grief.