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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Employee Relations

Another scenario:

A woman with a heavy accent walks into your office and explains that she is returning to her native Russia this spring and as such she needs today, September 12th, off. You are a bit confused and asks for an explanation. She sends you to this website. You read:
The governor of Ulyanovsk region in Russia is offering prizes to couples who have babies in exactly nine months - on Russia's national day on 12 June.

Sergei Morozov wants couples to take the day off work to have sex. If a baby is born on national day, they will receive cars, TVs or other prizes.

Mr Morozov has declared Wednesday "family contact day" as part of efforts to fight Russia's demographic crisis.

My response, of course, is that according to she doesn't need the 12th off. She needs the 20th for a due date of June 12.

Aren't I helpful?

(hat tip Ann Althouse.)

And I can't help but think that this HRVP would make "family contact day" an official company holiday if he was working in Russia.


Michael Moore said...

I question her need for the whole day off. Maybe her angle should be intermittent FMLA.

The Engineer said...

Yes. My career choice still looks good. Any desire to be in HR fading fast.

Although I do note need to prepare a job listing, unless Evil HR Lady's employer has a office in Ulyanovsk. FMLA is not long term enough to solve Russia's demographics problem.

tabitharuth said...

Shouldn't Family Contact Day be more co-ordinated with Labor Day?

Just another HR lady.... said...

I love HR....


Mother Jones RN said...

Oh. My. God. I just spit Diet Pepsi all over my computer screen. I can't believe what you see in your line of work.