Argh! Here's one that just happened today.
This week my schedule included the following - Training, off-site on Tuesday, 7 - 3. Training, off-site on Wednesday, 3 - 11. Training, on-site on Thursday, 8-4.
So, I get home around 12, up at 6 to get to the office. Stop to buy donuts for the class, which I do not get reimbursed for, but I find makes everyone in a better mood. Get to the office, and discover ... the class is cancelled.
When did this happen? Yesterday. How was I notified? By e-mail.
Sorry, guys, I don't have a blackberry, and although I can access the office e-mail while on the road, it takes about half an hour to get through, so I don't usually do it when I'm expected to be putting in a full day's work off-site, particularly if I don't expect anything important. I have a feeling that they expected, "Oh, yeah, she'll be putting in a full 8 hours tonight, but why can't she do a good 4 or 5 hours here first?"
Worst of all, the person in charge of cancelling the course couldn't get in to the office today, so I can't find out WHY the class was cancelled. Bleah.