Gee. Yesterday I posted about a lazy, rainy day, and not getting much done. Today was... well, different.
Today I got to deal with the immediate aftermath of the positive drug test I wrote about last week. And it’s pretty good news so far. The employee has already been to his first counseling appointment and begun the process of rehab. He states that he is resolved to get cleaned up and change his ways. I sure hope so.
Then I dealt with a pay issue involving a maintenance call-out on the seventh consecutive day worked in a work week. Why was that an issue? Well, we have specific policies dealing with those situations, but an employee thought his particular circumstances were outside of the policies’ guidelines. I had to convince him that no, they weren’t. (Don’t worry. He’s getting paid well. And—more importantly—he’s getting paid consistently with the way we’ve paid others in the past.)
The phone rang... well, not constantly; but a lot! There were issues about our uniform service, questions about schedules and time sheets (today was “time-sheet” day when everyone had to turn in their time for the previous two-week pay period), and the inevitable calls soliciting donations and contributions.
Ant to top it off, today (and tomorrow) the outside auditors are in to look at our ISO-9000 Quality Program.
All of that “stuff” falls within my HR department. I’m fortunate there were no safety or plant security issues today!
I guess the time DID pass fairly quickly with all that activity.
But tomorrow? I’d just as soon have a day like Sunday.
P.S. Closing in on 25,000 hits! Woo-Hoo!
HA! This from Michelle: