Why we, um, love HR

This pilot fish gets a visit from a representative from Human Resources -- and fortunately, it's about benefits.

"The HR rep explained that we were getting ready to do a yearly mailing to all employees to allow changes to their health benefits," says fish.

"I explained that, due to some very complicated processes that we do every year, to divide these people I need at least a week's notice. If they could get the new changes for the forms and letters to me by Monday I could have them out again by Thursday. I repeated this several times throughout the conversation.

"The HR rep explained the changes I was expected to make in the documentation, but nothing was finalized.

"Monday rolled around. I heard nothing.

"Tuesday arrived. Nothing.

"On Wednesday, the same HR rep showed up around 11 a.m., halfway through the work day, and told me, 'Here are the changes. Here are the new codes. These have to go out today...'"

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