You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm Angry
What a crappy day. I got my final payslip today, and found that I haven't been paid for the 5 days of my holiday allowance they held back for the Christmas break. I called payroll about it, and the conversation went like this:-
Me: Hi. Uh, I haven't been paid enough for my final month. You haven't given me my Christmas allowance.
Him: Well, we don't deal with that.
Me: Isn't this the payroll department?
Me: And you're saying you don't deal with pay issues?
Him: That's right.
Me: So who would I need to speak to?
Him: Human Resources, maybe? I'm not sure really. OK, bye - dial tone
So I called HR, and had to speak to the woman who fired me. I tried very hard to remain polite, but she told me I wasn't entitled to the holiday pay as I didn't stay until the last day of the year.
Me: But I accrue that holiday throughout the year. You just hold it back for me so I can take a few days off at Christmas.
Her: That's right.
Me: So surely you owe me the money. I've already accrued it.
Her: No. It's company policy that if you leave before the last day of the year you lose your allowance.
Me: That's stupid.
Her: It's company policy.
Me: Is there a difference?
Her: Well... do you have any other questions?
Me: Fuck you - hang up.
On top of that, I sent the HR manager an e-mail last night to say that I wanted a decision on whether my appeal was successful by Thursday evening or I'd move onto an Industrial Tribunal. She e-mailed back with the gist that they can do what they please, and they'll take their time about it.
Grrr. It's as if I'm stuck on a reality TV show in which I'm pushed to the limit to see how long it'lll take before I start shooting people.
AND... I just remembered that my car tax expired yesterday, so I need to go out tomorrow and buy a tax disc with my non-existent money.
So I'm putting an ad in the local paper. Wanted - pyromaniac to burn down office block.
That building better not burn down now, or I'll have a few awkward questions to answer to the police.