“This is all spilt milk, anyway,” Melanie snorted. “I know I have to step up, get out there, put an ad in the paper. I have gone through this before, third time this year.”
“I know,” I nodded. “I read the exit interviews. Did you know that two of the three supervisors that left you this year graduated from night school?”
Melanie’s eyes got wide. “Well, I knew they were going to school at night.”
“Did you know they had new jobs lined up three months before they graduated?”
“Well, I thought that was all talk. I didn’t pay attention to that.”
“I know you didn’t pay attention. If you had paid attention, you would have three months advance time to make a different move, prepare a new supervisor to take over. Now, you have to scramble. Melanie, the only reason you still have a job, here, as a manager, is that you are a pretty good scrambler. But, one day, you won’t be able to scramble and you’ll get sacked for a loss.”
Ouch – I’ve seen that before!