Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's Fiscal United Bank Pulling A Holiday Prank...

It's Fiscal United Bank Pulling A Holiday Prank...

I broke my self-imposed work blog retirement to post the following:

We received a list of holidays for 2010. Christmas is listed as being observed on Friday, December 24th, 2010. Not trusting the obvious, and despite the fact that everyone in the branch said it was a stupid question and were confident we would also be closed Christmas Day, I sent a missive to HR to check if the bank would also be closed on December 25th. AMAZINGLY, I received a reply that no, indeed, the branches would be open Saturday, December 25th, 2010.

One of these three things must, therefore, be true:
A.) Individual members of our HR Department just make up answers off the top of their head without consulting anyone in charge of deciding such things;
B.) They're letting some holiday slide rule generate our holiday schedule without taking common sense into account; or
C.) Fiscal United Bank plans on being open on Christmas Day. Let me re-emphasize that. Open on CHRISTMAS DAY.

This reminded me of the July 4th mishap this summer, where we received memos and window clings stating we would be closed on Friday, July 3rd, and OPEN on Saturday, July 4th. We were told, within a few days, that we should throw away the window clings, and that we would be open on July 3rd and closed on July 4th. I have to assume that this story will end in a similar manner, and that they will send us a memo with a good natured chuckle and say "yeah, we're not actually gonna be open CHRISTMAS DAY. Just funnin' ya."

But that still belabors the question, WHY would this even be suggested? Who is actually going to truck into work at a BANK on CHRISTMAS DAY? Moreover, WHO NEEDS a bank open Christmas Day? Even TD NORTH Bank is closed then, and they're stuck open for eternity.

Silly, silly stuff. Just goes to show you, A.) be sure to read your daily updates, and B.) there ARE no stupid questions.

Eagerly looking forward to see how Fiscal United Bank resolves this one :)

And this is what my audience had to say...


  1. Carla Vegna8:55:00 PM

    Its so good to have you back. You've been away too long. As usual you brought a smile to my face.

  2. Jessica McIntyre8:55:00 PM

    Another funny blog entry. Glad to see you back. What a pleasant surprise!