Thursday, February 08, 2007

And I thought that some departments in the University added little value. My faith in HR has been restored...

Date: 08 February 07

From: HR
To: All staff and Students

Subject: Adverse weather policy

New Policy Number: 2054/07 - Adverse Weather Policy

At times of adverse weather like snow all employees who cannot travel into work should work from home.

HR Policy unit


Sunday, February 04, 2007

Dear Platothefish,
Whilst I admire your energy, high production rate of papers and your wide range of interests , questions are being asked about your attendance at conferences. The university is committed to providing travel and accommodation cost for all academics who are publishing papers at conferences.
It has been noticed however the the conferences you are presenting at all appear to be in somewhat exotic locations; Hawaii, Sydney, Hong Kong, Manila, Wellington, Santa Barbara to name just a few planned for this year.
Some of your proposed article titles are also starting to raise interest and comment from within the university. I refer to:
  • Leadership problem solving in British Higher Education: The case of the missing leaders.
  • Problem solving skills within the HR profession in academia: A study of learned helplessness.
  • An examination of creative leadership practices in Higher Education: Innovation or habit?
For example. Can we have a chat this week please?


Thursday, February 01, 2007

To: All staff
From: Registry.


We have had 17 applicants for a 'Masters in The Ancient Management Secrets of the Goths' run by a entity called 'The School of Academic Leaderslip' (sic) at this University. If anyone has any information as to where this fictitious course is being advertised please let the registry know so that the appropriate action can be taken.

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Head of Registry