MBA case – OT request

MBA= Master of Business Assault (copyright by OTman)

职场也算混了一段日子,简单的说混到这个时候,email基本上是唯一可以保护自己的武器(当然有个当官的爹或者友善的老板也很重要),但是email要用的利索没有一点点复杂的小脑瓜和基本的语言功底反而会变成害自己的东西,让我们来看看下面这个比较经典的案例。

案例名称-借刀杀人和借刀杀人的防范

让我们先看第一封email,这是一个公司的供应商发给IT manager的,目的很简单,能骗到是福气,骗不到也没啥损失。。。

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Dear Xiao Laoban:

Dumb and Associates fully support XXX on every step of the way in your laptop program. For example, you will have 8 technician’s today, and we will increase to 10 technicians during the peak of next week.

In addition to extra hands, I noticed that our main staffs team will need to work over time per your request. XXX forwarded me a requirement that our technician will be needed for laptop handout. I believe the similar case might happen in the future.

Could XXX consider the following in regards to overtime compensation in general?

  1. a flat rate of 750 RMB per person per 8 hours? That’s 94 RMB per hour.

  2. Or 150% of the rate based on existing contract?

Dumb

然后这封信被concur以后呢转给了xiao laoban的supervisor,然后这个人呢很聪明的转给了一个倒霉蛋,问他可以哇,类似如下

OTman,

Does our contract have anything in it about overtime?


Xiao Laoban’s Laoban

然后这个倒霉OTman呢本来就对这个vendor不感冒,自然在背后马上踩了2脚, as below

Xiao Laoban’s Laoban,

No, it doesn’t, generally we pay them by monthly service fee and should or should not they pay OT to their staff is entirely on their own discretion and shall under their budget, which may already included in the service fee by the way.

OTman

然后没超过5分钟,就被人从背后捅了一刀,as below

Dumb,

While I understand the concern of overtime as an impact to the staff of yours at our company, according to OTman, the pay you provide is under your discretion, not ours as we do not pay the people directly.

We consider this service requested part of the service needed to run the laptop program and thus part of the service agreement.

Xiao Laoban’s Laoban

就此,一个简单又明了的背后杀人完成了~

当然,OTman其实早就知道会被人背后一刀,早在回信前就已经给Dumb打了电话,告诉他自己不会concur,让他早点洗了睡,所以,这个背后杀人其实是一个failure~

以上事情都是真实发生取自真实MBA环境,多么好的一个案例啊~~~

下次MBA case study会介绍给大家一个世界上最最好笑的email PK.

请买门票


3 thoughts on “MBA case – OT request

  1. Dumb is dumb… haha…
    Vendor is poor… with poor budget planning (both for timeline and money), contract signing…

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