As the Holidays neared, I had several assorted packages delivered to my place of employment. These included parcels prominently marked "INSURED: gold, silver and jewelry" to my attention. Others included several large packages of fruit baskets, and a caged singing parrot.
The Front Desk did notify me that my packages had arrived, but there was just no time in my busy, busy day to tend to my own personal business.
I went by the Front Desk several times on that day, but only for Company business. I told the Front Desk I would pick up the packages "later."
Toward the end of the day, the Front Desk called me again, reminding me that our employer's policy states that it cannot be responsible for employee personal packages.
At the end of the day, I chose to go out socializing, because I believe that after-hours socializing builds good peer-to-peer networks on the job. Thus, picking up my packages was beyond my power.
Some time during the night, someone stole the gold, silver and jewelry, smashed my fruit baskets, and garroted the parrot.
My question, Dear Abby, is: if I am busy, who is supposed to be responsible for my packages, me, or my employer?