Friday, September 18, 2009

I've Got a Right to Cry

I'm not really a horrible person. I really am not. Possibly. Probably.

However, yesterday I made an employee cry. It's not like I went out of my way to bring her to tears, but yet it happened. And since she was kind of a wench I can't say I feel horribly bad about it.

She had already quit, verbally, but was being a little secretive about her end date - which is just childish. And I told her so. I might have been a bit more harsh than that, but not a lot. And then the tears came.

But then to be a complete prick, I just sat there and waited five minutes before I even offered her a tissue.

Then out of nowhere she goes, "the Armageddon could happen between now and the time I leave!!!!!"

I had no patience for that shit. I said, without a moment's hesitation: "then your resignation is the least of my worries".

When Denton got home, I told him come the beginning of 2010, he might have to put me on his benefits, because at this rate, I just don't know how long I can deal with some of this sophomoric behaviour.

Song by: Mandy Barnett


Larry Ohio said...

Awww, it's ok. She won't be the last person you make cry.

What is she feeling so guilty about?

DrRuss said...

As I am relatively new to your blog, I don't know what type of industry you are in, but in retail--crying, is the reaction du jour. I have caused more people to cry over the most mundane of situations. One person cried because I had to fire them on the spot because she was caught stealing from the till. Her response after the waterworks was "but my leather jacket is still in layaway. I need to more another two weeks."

Morty said...

The 'armageddon defense" - did you fire one of my sisters?!

cb said...

In my last job I had 12 women reporting to me. It was hell, and I think all but 4 of them cried in my office.