Category: Time

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Giving Them Notice Is The Maine Thing

| Bangor, ME, USA | Bosses & Owners, Time

(I have decided to move back to my hometown, and am giving my manager my notice. It is the beginning of March.)

Me: “I’ll be leaving Maine on April 8th. My last day here can’t be later than April 6th.”

Boss: “That’s not a lot of notice.”

Me: *blinks* “Erm… it’s over a month.”

(I’m not sure how much notice he needed, considering two weeks is standard and I gave double that.)

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Remember, Remember, The Fifth Of October

| AZ, USA | Employees, Time

(I’m taking a nap at home when I get a call from my dentist’s office. They have been sending me texts and e-mails for months reminding me to get a cleaning done. I kept forgetting.)

Receptionist: *after the usual formalities* “We’d like to get you scheduled for your cleaning, if you have a moment.”

Me: “Sure, sorry. I kept forgetting.”

Receptionist: “It happens. I don’t have any openings until mid-November, unfortunately. I have several in December.”

Me: “Oh… that far out, huh? I guess I better schedule now then.”

Receptionist: “What days work best for you?”

Me: “Any, I’m really flexible.”

Receptionist: “Mondays are okay?”

Me: “Yes, that’s fine.”

Receptionist: “Ok, I have one on the 5th at 11 am.”

Me: *quickly does the math… November 5th falls on a Thursday* “Um, sure?”

Receptionist: “Great! See you October 5th at 11 am.”

Me: *hangs up and turns to husband* “I think we need a new dentist office.”

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Not In The Zone

| USA | Employees, Time

(I am trying to get some basic information from a global logistics company.)

Me: *asks my question*

Rep: “I’m sorry, I don’t know, but you can call this phone number.” *provides number*

Me: “Great, and what are the office hours?”

Rep: “Monday through Friday, eight to four.”

Me: “What time zone is that?”

Rep: “I’m sorry; I don’t have access to that information.”

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