- May. 23rd, 2008 at 10:43 AM
So, I’m working at home today. I log into my email, and find this:
Hi Robyn,Do you know what these file that in your filing cabinet?
I emailed this person, who is in Accounts Payable, back writing, “Yes I know what my files are, and I would prefer that people not go through my filing cabinets.”
But this was bugging me, so I called her, and left a message on her voice mail telling her, “I’m working at home today, so if you need anything from me, I’ll be in on Tuesday. I’d prefer that you not go through my filing cabinets.” Then I gave her my home number.
I’m really annoyed/freaked out/angry at this.
AP woman called me back. She said she wasn’t going through my files. She asked, “What happened to the files that were in there?” And I thought, “How did you know that files weren’t there if you didn’t go through the files?” But I said, “Everything was empty when I got there.” blah blah blah “What about the box?” I said, “What box?” She said, “The box that was in your cube.” I said, “The only box I have is a recycle box.” She got all nervous and was like, panicking or something, so I said, “Manager cleaned out my cube before I got there.” “Oh, OK. I’ll talk to him. Thanks.”
Manager called later, and AP woman hadn’t called him, so either she figured it out, or it wasn’t as important as she seemed to make it sound on the phone.
And no, English is definitely NOT her first language.
- Current Location:home, Antioch, CA
- Current Mood: WTF?
- Current Music:”How Bizarre”
( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Firstly… o.O at the poor excuse of an email. My eyes are still burning!
Secondly, WTF? Seriously!?! I’d be annoyed as well. The nerve!!
Also, because of people going through my stuff when I’m not there; I no longer have much at the office. Different situation since I currently work for the Gestapo/Big Brother & digging through my stuff would be more about finding dirt on me than needing something to do their job.
Let us know what the reply is, very curious why some one would go through your files…
May. 24th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)I don’t have a lot of personal stuff there. I just have copies of my benefits forms and of my recent joke of a performance review. (I had been there for 28 days or something at the time.)
At Oracle, the personal stuff I had, I kept locked (ESPP, 401K, etc.). Here, the keys that I have don’t fit the filing cabinets.
May. 23rd, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)Wow – I find that so unacceptable.
Legally, though, you should be aware that now that that e-mail is sitting on your servers it has now been legally established that people go through your desk at work. Even though you’ve been clear that it is unacceptable to you, if there was ever a legal question it would definitely be the case that you have no reasonable expectation of privacy. Short story – don’t keep _anything_ personal in your desk.