Since all of that stupid snap went down over the bad count (almost two weeks ago) I've gotten some pressure to do something about it, since I was the supervisor that night.
It took me a little bit of time to get things written out correctly. Time and a lot of advice from several different people who all had different ideas about the subject.
So what I did was write up entries to go into their files, stating what went wrong and what they should have done differently and saying "Don't do that again." I wrote four of them and handed out the first two this evening. Tangina took hers and read it and signed it saying "Okay. Whatever." That was about how I expected her to react. I figured she was going to be the easiest of the group.
Just to be on the safe side I got Sgt Major to come down and be a witness. I was glad I did.
The other officer I gave an entry to got extremely agitated and sat there with a clenched fist the entire time and proceeded to argue with me vehemently. Denied any responsibility, denied any wrongdoing and denied my right to make accusations like that.
What the snap ever.
Finally I just said "Sign it or not, I don't care. It's going into your file either way." Right before it was signed the officer wrote something along the lines of "This is all a lie."
Okey dokey. So I guess I've made an enemy. Ah, well.
Tomorrow and the next day I get to catch the last two and give them their entries. And I am going to be damn sure I have witnesses for them as well. They are both known to respond rather rashly to criticism.
What a wonderful job I have. What the snap was I thinking?
Monday morning is going to dawn as Read Me Day and World Laboratory Animal Day, as well as Movie Theater Day, Talk Like Shakespeare Day and National Cherry Cheesecake Day.
"Prithee and forsooth!" he cried. "Some cherry cheesecake would indeed be a delight upon my palate!"
Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht - *That's an old Yiddish proverb that some translate to this: "Man plans, God laughs." I have had many occasions in my life to use that quotation.* *Don't ...
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