As we count down to Christmas, for those who celebrate it, I do like to provide a little light relief. Last year it was Santa’s VA which you can read about here and here. This year it’s the 12 days of C-HR -istmas. A short, light-hearted gallop through some of the issues that HR might find itself involved with. Naturally names, where used, have been changed.
On the first day of Christmas HR dealt with:
The man who loved doughnuts way, way too much. In a very physical way.
On the second day of Christmas HR dealt with:
John and Daisy being exceptionally friendly in the stationery cupboard. If only they’d locked the door. If only Doris from Accounts had not chosen that moment to break her stapler and go in search of a new one.
On the third day of Christmas HR dealt with;
A fist-fight between Russ and John in the middle of the cafeteria. Russ had thought that he was happily married until he heard that his wife, Daisy, had been found in the stationery cupboard with John.
On the fourth day of Christmas HR dealt with:
The fall out from the office party: four vomiting sales personnel, three complaints about inappropriate behaviour, two photocopied bottoms, one MD with a black eye, and the junior staff member who launched the unprovoked attack on the MD.
On the fifth day of Christmas HR dealt with:
A deputation of 5 staff complaining about Tim cooking fish in the office microwave and stinking up the office.
On the sixth day of Christmas HR dealt with:
The woman who rang in to ask how many sick days she had and could she take one today as she was really tired and didn’t want to come to work.
On the seventh day of Christmas HR dealt with:
The person who thought it would be amusing to add pornographic images to their Health and Safety Powerpoint presentation.
On the eighth day of Christmas, HR dealt with:
The person who was really unwell with flu and couldn’t make it into work but had managed to find the strength to drag himself to the local nightclub where he was seen by several co-workers dancing with energy and enthusiasm.
On the ninth day of Christmas, HR dealt with;
The woman whose carafe of water had something more interesting than water in it.
On the tenth day of Christmas, HR dealt with:
The man who thought it would be amusing to give a box of chocolate willies to a young female co-worker as a secret santa gift.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, HR dealt with:
8 people who all arrived mob handed to complain that Alice the temp had sat on Tarquin’s office chair and altered the height of it even though the team had all told her not to do so.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, HR dealt with:
Bob and Sadie. Bob made himself a cup of tea in Sadie’s mug, which apparently had Sadie’s name on it and everyone knew it was Sadie’s mug. Sadie wanted HR to issue a statement banning people from using other people’s mugs. Bob just wanted a cup of tea.
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