Not the timesheet issue we were expecting
Pilot fish is the new hire at this IT consulting outfit — in fact, he’s fresh out of college when he’s sent to work on his first project.
“I followed the lead of the senior consultant on the project, Barney,” says fish. “He told me how many hours we worked each day, how to fill out timesheets, how long a lunch we could take — longer when he felt like it — and so on.”
After about two months, fish gets a phone call from the consulting firm’s office administrator, Wilma, who berates him for not filling out his timesheets correctly.
She informs fish that the workday is seven hours, not eight, and that he shouldn’t be putting eight hours down on his timesheet, and that she’s not happy about all the extra work he’s causing her.