"Wait a second," I said, "I need to write you a paycheck."
"No you don't." she said, "I already wrote it out."
"Oh??!" I responded. "Well, give it me so I can sign it."
"You don't need to. I already forged your signature!" She laughed as she walked out the door. She continued, "There's really no reason for you to show up for work. I have your checkbook handled just fine."
Talk about self-inititive. Good thing I trust her.
You would think that after publicly humiliating my employee last week for not showing up on time (she was sleeping), that would be extra incentive to show up on time this week, maybe even a bit earlier. But NOOOOO!!!
I get an excited call this morning around 9:15 to 9:20. "I'm still planning on coming to work!" she says.
"I can't find my keys to the car! Pray that I find them!"
I'm thinking to myself, "Pray that you still have a job."
I say,"hmmmmmmm….this seems to be developing into a habit…."
She cuts me off. "OK, see ya!" She hangs up. I get no respect.
She finally came and stayed a little longer to make up for lost time. I can hardly wait to see what next week's chapter in "The Prodigal Employee" will reveal.
"Huh? ummmm? Yawn….What time is it?"
"Oh! It's Thursday! I was sleeping….I forgot…."
"Really?" I responded. "I hadn't noticed."
"Do you still want me to come in?" she asks.
"No, of course not." I replied. "That's why I'm calling you. To encourage you to take it easy and continue sleeping!"
"I can be there in about 20 min…OK?"
"That would be nice."
"Oh, I might have to leave early today!" she says
I hang up.