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
Awww, it's ok. She won't be the last person you make cry.
What is she feeling so guilty about?
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."
The 'armageddon defense" - did you fire one of my sisters?!
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.
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