The other day I was sitting on my office, sifting through the four hundred thousand e-mails I somehow receive between the time I go home and arrive the next morning, and came upon this doosey. It was a memo sent though the training division of a particular office, who shall remain unnamed. The memo had been sent to high level executives, as well as hundreds of other employees throughout the establishment, advising them of a computer based training program they were required to complete.
This in itself is pretty unremarkable, I’m sure many of you living out there in cubicle heaven have received similar directives. But take a look at his letter, keeping in mind that it came from an education department, and tell me if you don’t find the wording a bit… unusual.
I need all those that have came to XXXXXXXX AFTER the month of
June to get to this site (below) and take some training. I need this to get
done ASAP to close out my year end log. Once training is complete, get me a
copy of the graduation. Below are the list for who needs to take
I’m wanting this closed out by Jan 12. Let me know if you have any
After I finished reading it, what else could I say but, “Wow.” If this is an example of the education department’s intellect, imagine what the rest of the company’s capable of. My only suggestion would be to promote this person into a position where their talents can really shine, like advertising or public relations. This person would be an ideal choice to handle the press release when they get hit with one of those pesky alien abductions.
To be fair, I am not saying this person is stupid. I didn’t even mean to imply hillbillies are stupid (I just thought it was a catchy title). I’m just saying if you’re going to send a memo out to half the world, you might want to have someone read it over. Maybe someone versed in more than a single syllable vocabulary.
Anyway, best wishes for the New Year and may you find your next interdepartmental memo as humorous as I found this one. When was the last time you read something that made you say “wow?” I would love to hear your stories.