It's a week before Christmas, and this IT pilot fish receives an email from HR -- one that clearly has also been sent to lots of other employees at the healthcare IT vendor where they work.

"It included a list of people and a message from an HR administrator: An audit was recently completed on employees' use of entering Holidays. It was determined that the employees listed below have used less than the Holiday time allotted to them this year (see attached Holiday schedule)," says fish.

"The email asked for corrections to our holiday usage to be completed by December 29th."

Fish checks the list. Sure enough, she's on it -- and so is an engineer on her team who's on unpaid medical leave until January.

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