8.31.2006

Wouldn't you?

So, if you left a voicemail with your HR rep explaining that you were going to be exhausting your leave to take care of a sick child and that you needed to know what your options were regarding a) going negative in annual leave or b) requesting leave without pay under family leave, wouldn't you expect to hear back pretty quickly?

Now, I'm being really impatient here. I left the voicemail early afternoonish yesterday, which is late afternoon where this HR rep is located. But, that also means it is late morning her time now and I haven't heard a peep back. Seriously, I would at least expect an, "I don't have any answers yet but I'm looking into this and will be back to you as soon as I can?". And given the nature of the request, I would expect that to come quickly.

Really though, I suppose it is only the matter of a few working hours. Perhaps I've become a slave to our instant communication age.

I'm just cranky about other shit this morning and taking it out on my HR rep. But hey, if you can't beat up on your HR rep when you are having a shitty morning...

8 comments:

Matt said...

Given HR's general role, they need to accept that they are whipping boys.

And yes, they should get back to you. Of course if you'd have used the "C" word, I think they would definitely have jumped. I have found that word has very special power.

Luke said...

Yes, "cancer" is a powerful word. I really don't like to use it casually though and I probably avoid its use more than I should in some cases.

Josh Gentry said...

Even if you don't use "cancer", you should call again so that you are on the radar. Your request is, after all, competing with many other similiar requests, especially if you don't play the cancer card.

But by all means, bitch about HR.

Luke said...

I'm not one to sit around and wait. If she hasn't called me in the next couple of hours, I'm not going to call her again, I'm going to call her boss. Maybe I'm a dick, but that is how I play this. I have much more patience with this stuff with anyone other than HR. An important part of her job is to help me and make me feel like the company is taking care of me. So, she fails and I go straight to her boss and hopefully she gets bitched at for not doing her job, which was to call me back in less than 24 hours in this case.

Luke said...

And how yeah, I don't care one bit about how many other competing similar requests she has. None of those other requests are mine, so I don't care what else she is taking care of. In terms of my request, her job is to take care of me and she isn't doing so.

Josh Gentry said...

Certainly you do what you need to to get your family taken care of.

Josh Gentry said...

This comment is just to see if the comment feed works.

Luke said...

Does it? I hadn't tried yet.