Believe it or not, I was actually given a rubber stamp so that I can rubber stamp all the ridiculous paperwork that we have to deal with. Some memos are deemed too important to just e-mail to faculty. Instead, we have to go every day or two to the departmental office and officially stamp a form with our chop certifying that we read the memo.
Not being a native speaker it took me a lot of time to figure out that there was actually nothing important in the memos. So now I’ve asked the department’s wonderfully helpful administrative assistant to notify me if there is anything important. The rest will be rubber stamped!
I also had to set up a filter on my mail server to forward all the university-wide announcements to my Gmail account.
Below is a picture of my new stamp and a test sheet of paper.