- Andrew Stych and his wife, Sheila, are proud parents of four cats and a pitbull
- The two have been experiencing some mischief courtesy of their cat, Penelope
- Andrew decided to send a written complaint to the cat on behalf of HR to cheer Sheila up
- The letter goes on to complain about Penelope’s work habits
No soul-crushing commute, no manager or co-workers hanging over your shoulder, nobody stealing your lunch from the office fridge; remote work is good but it is not without its challenges.
Briefly.co.za has learnt that as the pandemic spreads across the globe, more and more people have been forced to go to extreme measures to protect themselves, and this includes working remotely from home.
Well, this has many perks, and spending more time with your pets is definitely one of them and no one quite knows this better than Andrew Stych and his wife, Sheila.
According to Popsugar, the couple is a proud parent of four cats and a pit bull and they have recently been experiencing some mischief, courtesy of their cat, Penelope.
Andrew decided to send a written complaint to his furry friend on behalf of the Human Resource (HR) manager to cheer Sheila up.
"Penelope, this letter serves to formally document your failure to comply with household regulations, and your lack of adherence to workspace policies," the letter read.
"You have been a great contributor to workplace morale and have been meeting your quota with regards to cuteness and chasing hair ties," he added.
According to Stych, the little kitty had continuously insisted on attempting to shut off the power strip and computer in the middle of work hours.
She had also insisted on stepping on the keyboard during critical company events and causing general mayhem, which according to him resulted in significant loss of productivity.
"We value your contribution to the household, but you must demonstrate an immediate and permanent alteration to your work habits," he wrote.
"Or you may face more severe repercussions up to and including withholding treats," he added.
When pressed for more details via text message by Popsugar, Andrew shared what Penelope had been up to for the past few weeks.
"She likes to 'help' my wife with her spreadsheets and emails by walking on her laptop keyboard," he said.
"She actually sent an unfinished email to one of her coworkers," he added.
After getting Penelope to sign her name on the document, he showed it to Sheila, who absolutely loved the overly formal warning.
"I love it, and it was well-deserved. As a household supervisor, I have no problem putting my signature on it," she said.
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