To: Elvis, Beagle-Bassett
From: Jef & Lesley, Humans
Re: Written Reprimand for Destruction of Family Property
This is an official written reprimand for your failure to perform the required functions of your position by destroying your bed.
You have destroyed a total of 3 beds in the past 18 months and have smelled up several sofa cushions in that same time period. On two occasions, after using said sofa pillows, Lesley’s hair smelled like dog.
Since pillows and pet beds are not depreciable assets and in fact are not even budgeted items, this behavior is unacceptable. Pillows and pet beds are purchased to provide optimum service to all family members.
When you destroy your bed and/or sofa pillows, we are forced to make budget changes to acquire replacements. This entails both an inconvenience for family members, and disrespect for our schedule, and the creation of overtime expenses.
You have received verbal counseling and verbal warnings with extended index finger for this behavior on several occasions. The verbal counseling is not having the impact that we had expected on your actions since your behavior is not improving.
Consequently, this written reprimand is reminding you of the critical importance of your use and care of your bed. Care and respect of household items is a core requirement of your job description.
Continued destructive behavior will result in further disciplinary action up to and including demotion from Senior Pet to Canine II.
A copy of this written reprimand will be placed in your official personnel file where you will also have the opportunity to offer a response that we can attach to this written reprimand.