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Working Off The Clock

| Working | January 28, 2016

(My work computer crashes because of a power failure. The power is restored within a few minutes, but when I log into my computer, I notice that my computer clock is about forty minutes slow, so I send an email to our tech guy.)

My Email: “Following this morning’s outage, my computer clock is off and won’t let me reset it. No big deal but if you can try to fix it when you have a chance I’d appreciate it.”

Tech Guy’s Email: “I’m busy right now, sorry, but I’ll look into it when I can.”

(I know our tech guy is routinely very busy, so I let it go and deal with having a slow clock, knowing he’ll get to it as soon as he can. I come back from a break to see that my clock is now reading the correct time. Having been away from my desk, I don’t know if he fixed it or if the glitch just straightened itself out, so I send him an email to cover both bases.)

My Email: “This appears to have been fixed. If you fixed it, thank you. If not, you don’t need to worry about it anymore.”

Tech Guy’s Email: “Sure, I fixed it. Let’s go with that!”