Monday, 2 September 2013

Be sure your sins will find you out!

It is worth remembering that by right-clicking on a file and selecting "properties" it is possible to see the date and time a document was created, and by whom.
If you are a councillor who has missed the deadline for returning your application form for re-approval, and also ignored the two written reminders, it is best not to circulate a group email to the entire Executive Council accusing the Agent of "clearly losing my form" when a simple click of the mouse will demonstrate that the form you are claiming the Agent "clearly lost" was only created 20 minutes before you circulated your accusatory email.
A simple "I forgot - here it is, sorry" is not only more honourable, it is also far less likely to irritate said Agent, who you will no doubt be expecting to work his fingers to the bone to help you get re-elected.
Fortunately the Agent concerned may have a short fuse, he also has a short memory for such matters and will not hold it against you!

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