Temper, Temper: Email to employees about technology failures.

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Dear fellows,

It has come to our notice that some of the team members are dealing with anger management issues at the workplace, several of which include damaging the workplace equipment.

Technology and the like equipment are prone to failures. This can be a norm, since they are machines, contrary to which humans have control over how they can behave. At such circumstances, it is expected from our fellows that they control their actions.

In an event of any technological failure Mr. Bart Stone can be immediately contacted and notified, while for that time you can go downstairs to take a nice short walk or have a cup of coffee in the café. Meanwhile, you can also come and talk to me about any workplace related issue that you might want to get your heads off.

Considering the recent developments of events in the public sphere, as part of the organization, we absolutely understand that we are in a course of dealing with strained times, however, to stay resilient and strong to them are the only way we can deal with them.

Looking forward to your continued cooperation (or may be a coffee together?),

XXX,

Assistant Manager,

Human Resources Department,

Metro Power.

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Not this time: Letter denying debit adjustments to a Union Bank of California customer.

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Margaret Caldwell,
2789 Aviara Parkway, Carlsbad,
CA 92008.

Dear Ms. Caldwell,

This is in regard to your claim number: 7899 concerning the debit transactions through your account with the reference number: 1440022-22839837109. We would like to inform you that after confirming with Wilson’s Gourmet and considering the different hours when the transactions were processed, it is most likely that there were multiple transactions that were processed the same day for which the same reference number was generated for the day and thus the matter doesn’t concern an ATM error.

We regret to inform you that we will not be able to credit your account for the specified amounts. If you have any other queries, I’m always at your disposal.

Thank you for continuing business with us. We look forward to continue serving you in future.

Best regards,

XXX
Operations Manager
ATM Error Resolution Department
Union Bank of California

On losing your own personality and friends

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While being with Kiran, did give me a hope, it did give me the support I needed when everyone else at school left me, it did give me a longed friend I needed, at the same time I feel that my own personality is getting lost somewhere. That her world is becoming mine, that her friends are becoming my friends, that her interests are somehow forcefully becoming mine. That I want to please her all the time, no matter how I actually feel. More like Benjamin Franklin effect in work. I have this constant fear of losing Kiran, and so I blindingly accept everything she says, I blindingly agree to whatever she talks about, to whatever her interests are. I’ve lost people earlier, and I can’t really identify the pattern of how to deal with people, what makes them stick with me, happy with me and what makes them suddenly go awry.

Also, I’m not very good at verbal communication. Lots of tongue slips and twisters, they’ve become second nature to me. Also, over the time, I’ve come to like ‘Listening’ more than speaking and writing more than blabbering, which has contributed significantly to my verbal communicating skills going haywire.

Right now, all I have are hopes, bright hopes. Hopes of becoming a better person, hopes of acceptance  and acceptance without change, and hopes of not losing some friends again.