I come into work on Friday, my favorite work day of the week. Not only is it the last day but I get to wear jeans. And nothing bad can happen when I am in jeans.
So I come into work, flip on the old computer, and check my e-mails. Third from the top is one from my VP with the subject line "Please come see me when you get a chance". Nothing written i the body. And I'll be honest, I had a bit of a panic attack. I had no idea why she wanted to see me. I've been told before that I have a guilty conscious, but seriously, that is not the type of e-mail you want to see first thing in the morning. On a Friday of all days. Because they fire people on Fridays. That was the first thought that popped into my head.
So I bit my lip and walked to my VP's office and knocked on the door. She waved me in. I was sweating bullets but doing my best to not look nervous. I was thinking, "If she yells at me for something, do I take it because I don't want to lose my job or freak out because I didn't do anything wrong?"
Well I never had a chance to make that choice because as it turns out, I wasn't being fired. I wasn't even in trouble. I'm running the Christmas present thing for poor kids and she wanted to know how she went about getting a name.
So the moral of this story is: Think before you title your e-mails because people like me might freak out because of it...Which is dumb, I know. But true.
~The Office Scribe