Monday, February 1, 2010


Harriet (Director of HR) to Lisa (Bookkeeper): "How many pay periods in a year?"

Lisa: "Uh, 26... Why?"

Harriet: "I need to know for a form I'm filling out."

Lisa: "Ok."

Lisa looks at me in dismay. "She's our Director of HR?" "Yep!" I say. And Lisa then tells me it's the second time she's asked in the past month. Wha?!?!

We just couldn't figure out how somebody with a law degree who has been elevated to the position of Director of HR couldn't figure out how many pay periods are in the year. We are paid every two weeks. Since there are fifty two weeks in a year it isn't that hard to calculate.


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