I got an email this morning from my manager. I can’t make it a jpg. Most of it had to be blacked out because of confidential work shit and names, and to resize it made it unreadable. So here’s a cut and paste of it with names removed.
From Manager: Please read below and let me know what you think and how you feel. Thanks.
From CEO: Historically THE PLACE I WORK have supported BLANK Children’s Home through the Christmas giving program. Children’s “wish list” is placed on an angel card and interested PEOPLE HERE can select cards from the Christmas tree and bring their gifts to the office during the designated collection time. The BLANK Children’s Home is inquiring of THE PLACE I WORK participation interest this year. In light of the economy, financial challenges and burdens some have faced, the Senior Team felt it best if you as Manager’s would meet with and poll your staff regarding their preference and interest. Please meet with your staff and poll them regarding interest and recommendations. Please forward your staff members feedback to A PERSON no later than Friday, October 9.
Here’s my reply to my manager:
I think orphans still need a Christmas. Patrons also take cars from that tree. So I vote yes, we should have the tree.
I saw my typo after I had sent it, so I immediately sent this:
Please correct “cars” to “cards” before forwarding my response. If anyone is giving away cars I want to be first in line; even if that means shoving some orphans out of the way.
Then I thought ‘Oh shit, she might forward that too!’ So I sent this:
Please don’t forward that last message about shoving orphans. I mean, I definitely would shove them to get a new car; I just don’t want a lot of people knowing that. I would like to keep it as a surprise tactic if cars were ever being given away and orphans were present. Thank you.