I got to work at the usual time this morning (5 minutes early) and and
logged in to my computer and 7 programs that I needed to log in to.
In the process, Itwo of my coworkers walked by my cube. I waved and said
the typical morning greetings. Stone-faced, they walked by. I was
perplexed. Normally they are VERY kind and warm with their responses. Oh,
Come to find out, both of them had found “better paying jobs” and turned in
their two week notices today. They were told to go ahead and gather their
stuff from their desk and they would get their paychecks as normal.
Now, where I work is actually a pretty nice place. The scheduling is fairly
flexible for the other folks and and thei work-load is not extremely
demanding. There are a lot of steps to comlete your tasks, but it is just a
process…not overwhelming by a stretch.
I will be honest, morale was lowered about 1.5 notches on a scale of 1 to
I understand finding a higher paying job and taking it. I also understand a
company letting the employee walk since we obtain and work leads. If an
employee that will be quitting in two weeks, all of the leads that the
person obtains will have to be transferred to someone else. Might as well
just let the person go and let the other employees get the leads from the
I am just trying to figure it all out. I mean, it seems to be a fairly
quick turn around on that. Just…so final.
One of the people that left today actually came in the same time I
did…just over a month and a half ago. The other, a long-time friend,
finally received a call from a company that she applied for a couple of
years ago. Both are walking into a better paying or better benefiting job.
I am glad that they were able to get those offers and wish them the best. I
just hope they are more happy and more blessed as a result of their
Friends, may God guide you and direct you. May God protect you and cause
you to be salt and light to your new place of employment.
Until next blog thought…