Anyway, I'm sitting in a cafe eating a really bad hamburger and a hot chocolate. I get a phone call.
Person: Hi. This is (name) from (company I'm working from).
Me: Sorry? (I didn't understand because of the accent)
Person: It's (name) from (company I'm working from)
Me: Oh. Yeah. Hi.
Person: Hi. I sent you a voice mail about tomorrow. Are you able to work tomorrow?
Me: Oh. I didn't get a voicemail but I got an email and I replied.
Person: I sent a voicemail today.
Me: I didn't see any voicemail. I had my phone off because I was in court.
Person: No, I know that. But I sent a voicemail because you didn't reply to the email.
Me: No, I definitely replied to the email.
Person: You didn't because I checked. So in the future can you reply to emails?
Me: I assure you that I replied.
Person: I would have seen it. That's why I had to leave you a voicemail today.
Me: I don't know what else to tell you.
Person: So can you work tomorrow?
Me: No, sorry. I can't.
Person: You can't?
Me: No, sorry.
Person: Okay, that's fine. Thanks. Bye.
A few minutes later, she found my reply and I got an email with a weak apology.
I don't appreciate being spoken to like this. If I say that I sent an email it's because I sent an email, not because I'm some lunatic who enjoys lying about email correspondence. If you don't receive it, that's a problem on your end.
I'm the only person in Scotland doing this job. I don't need this crap.
And the phrase "Paisley by election" comes to mind. But there's nothing much on Google about it. Just historical Paisley by elections. Whatever a by election is. Oh. When the sitting representative dies or steps down or some such.
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