I must have gotten their attention

I got a call from daughter Xenia this afternoon.  A letter from Battelle came in the mail today.  She said, “It looks like a report card.”  What she meant was that each side had to be ripped off before you could open it.  “Oh, I’ll bet it’s my last paycheck”, I said.  I didn’t expect one because I just had two days of vacation left and they had paid me for two days that I was suspended without pay.  I asked Xenia to open it.  It was a check.  A check for $0.00.

I laughed for quite a while about that.  I have my speculation as to why it would show up over two months after my last day on the job and why they bothered to send me a check for $0.00.  I think it has something (and I have my suspicions about the exact reason) to do with the new website about bigotry at PNNL (PNNL is operated by Battelle who issues the paychecks) I put up last weekend.

I think I’ll frame that check–although I will always wonder what the bank would have said if I deposited it.

Update: By popular demand:

Click on the image for a high resolution version.

5 thoughts on “I must have gotten their attention

  1. You should deposit it, Joe! It cost them something like $35 to process it in the first place. If you deposit it, they’ll have to process the transaction, and it’ll cost ’em again.

  2. please post a picture of the framed check for the world to see…

    I doubt it costs anywhere near $35 bucks to process a check…

  3. Dude, I wouldn’t post my bank account number on the internet. Just FYI, I would gray out the bank transit number and account number on the check. I hope you win your suit. Sucks what they did to you.

  4. It wasn’t my accont number. It was PNNL’s account number. But the point is valid just the same.

Comments are closed.