The secretary came to me this morning all up in arms because her ‘2012’ folder (containing everything that she did in 2012) was “gone.”
I checked and indeed it was not where it should be.
I checked her Dropbox.com account (because all of her important files are stored in Dropbox) and it said that the ‘2012’ folder was deleted on January 30th at 2pm.
"Well I didn’t delete it!” she said.
Sure, because you know people are always breaking into the office to delete folders off your computer.
During work-day hours.
When you are in the office.
Turns out she had unintentionally moved the 2012 folder into another folder.
Last week she needed help 1) downloading an image from her email and 2) importing that image into a Word document.
She has been using computers for over a decade.
I know that she must have done these things before.
She’s either forgetting how to do what little she knows how to do, or she’s just deciding that it’s easier to ask me to do it for her.
Either way, it’s not a good development.
When I tell you (not you) that the staff have been underpaid by $8,000 this year, and your answer is “I’m not sure where we’ll get it from… not that you don’t deserve it” the part that I was waiting to hear was “But I’ll make sure we make this right.”
You may be planning to make it right (and trust me, I’m planning that you’re going to make it right), but you didn’t say you’re going to make it right… or anything other than that (above) and “Why didn’t anyone notice before now?”
Well, you are the chair of Budget and Finance, why didn’t you notice before? I asked the treasurer, who told me that it was correct, and the decrease was due to tax changes. And because it was his job and not my job, I trusted that the answer was true.
I bet if there was an overpayment instead of an underpayment we would have talked about the plan to balance it out.