Shift

Seems that the Bait & Switch store manager under whom I have labored quit yesterday.

Two points of interest.

1. She gave two weeks notice. What kind of manager has to give that kind of low-level indulgence?

2. I found out from one of her subordinates.

It’s  a reflection of why she’s going. Any normal manager at an establishment with fewer than 30 employees would talk to each person individually. How hard would it be to take everyone aside for a minute, and say, simply:

Hey, I just wanted to let  you know that I’m leaving. Best to hear it direct from me, and I want to thank you for your help and support.

Unworldly; unsophisticated; not classy, inelegant: any way you choose to think of it, this process is that of a bogan. Which, now I think about it, is precisely the zeitgeist of my place of employment.