Friday, October 19, 2007

Not a sign . . . but still VERY curious . . .

This is an actual e-mail auto-reply that a co-worker of mine received. If this isn't straight out of Dilbert, I don't know what is . . .

I want to just flood this person's inbox with items that I need assistance with AFTER her year is up. And the "Thanks. Have a great day." (with its obvious lack of enthusiasm!) is especially priceless.

Subject: Out of Office AutoReply

Thank you for your message. As of October 12, 2007 I will be on maternity leave for one year. If you need assistance before then, please resend your message to _______. Thanks. Have a great day.
____________________________________________________________

(ps--this comes from a Canadian co-worker--do folks in Canada really get a flippin' YEAR of maternity leave?!)

6 comments:

Prin said...

Yeah, in some provinces they get like 50 weeks of mat leave. They're trying to bribe us to have more babies.

Signs&Wonders said...

that is just so not fair . . .

Melissa said...

Probably her supervisor was given 6 months notice, but just couldn't find anyone to cover the job!

We only get 3 months (paid).

Arizona's Narrator said...

And the writer was never seen again...

kate said...

Really. It's a year. 52 weeks and can be divided between the parents (6 months each or other combination) or not. In my province at least.

Anonymous said...

they do in Sweden I believe, and the men get 6 months off...