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:
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