Mary's embarassed about this.
She's taken me, Frog, Bronwyn, Maybelle and Nancy to one side.
"I've been asked to tell you all to be a bit more careful about taking leave. It was noticed that we were a bit thin on the ground last Friday afternoon."
For the record, all but Frog were in on Friday morning (he had a day's leave). Bronwyn had the afternoon off because she was coming in special on Saturday for an event. And Nancy was visiting some community groups in Spadespit.
We'll gloss over the nearly complete absence of senior managers at the end of the financial year.