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Thursday, October 02, 2008

Would You Laugh or Write Up?

If one of your employees wrote a letter like this would you laugh or write the person up?

I laughed. (Not that I work for this law firm. I don't work for a law firm.)

Via lowering the bar.

14 comments:

HR Wench said...

Sounds like a pretty deserving letter to me. Good for him!

Chris Morgan said...

That's brilliant - made me chuckle on a Thursday morning!

Chris
http://learn2develop.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Now my co-workers are probably wondering why I'm giggling at my desk...

PatrickWB said...

That was just beautiful

Anyone who can tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the journey? Is my hero/heroine.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely fabulous! I am definitely laughing!

Anonymous said...

I would definitely write him up, although it would be like some of those times with my kids when I have to leave the room for a minute to laugh before I can come back and be a serious disciplinarian. But really, from a professional, this letter should never have been written!

jaded hr rep said...

Was this to a client or the other parties' law firm? If to a client, I can understand why the tinge of sarcasm might not be welcome. If to the other parties' law firm - woo hoo! Good for him. Under any circumstance, sounds like this guy really needed that and if someone takes offense, then what type of jacka$$ is that person? Poor guy - I can see giving him a slap on the wrist verbally, but I think he's been through enough?

Hook said...

I have to admit that it made me laugh too.

Matt Poland said...

From one attorney to another, this letter is priceless. It's about time there was some humanity expressed in the face of a rigid world.

Infamous HR Guy said...

Eh, I'd give my opinion he should get a verbal chat. Followed by a nice laugh as we discuss what everyone must have thought upon receipt of this. Poor guy.

Anonymous said...

As both a victim of Ike (20,000 lb tree laying on my house, etc. etc. etc.) living in Houston and a transplant from Dallas (deeply understanding of Dallasite jerky ways), I cannot believe Jeff kept it that clean and civil. This is undoubtedly a man of true restraint! I think I would have driven up there to put a bullet in Markland, personally.

Dave said...

I'd be tempted to write to the other lawyer "I'm sorry we haven't found grounds to discipline [the writer] since, as you know, purely stating facts is not grounds for libel or other offenses deserving of penalties."

Corey J Feldman said...

Thanks for the laugh

Corey J Feldman said...

Thanks for the laugh