Tuesday, July 08, 2003

How pleasant it was to leave campus yesterday without having to untether myself from an electronic leash! How wonderful to arrive this morning and not be compelled to report the precise moment to a surveillance system!

The air itself smells sweeter.

I just sent the following note to our Director of Human Resources:

I received your memo yesterday regarding KRONOS usage for exempt employees. I wanted to take a moment to let you know how truly happy this decision has made me. I found the past six months of clocking in and out every day to be distasteful, demoralizing and depressing. I'm not sure of the rationale behind the new decision, but whatever it may be, it is the right thing to do. Treating exempt staff as professionals is never a mistake! I am confident that this decision is for the ultimate good of the university as a whole.

I also sent copies to my boss and his boss and the president.

Monday, July 07, 2003

Holy hell! A memo appeared in our mailboxes today, containing the following text:

An administrative decision has been made to exclude exempt staff and library faculty from recording time worked in KRONOS effective July 1, 2003.

As my co-worker Gayna pointed out, this would appear to mean that, although we clocked in this morning, we don't have to clock out this afternoon.

Or ever.

I am very, very happy about this administrative decision.