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Re-engaged!

May 24, 2010 | 1 Comment

You know me.  I’m not one to even pay attention to this kind of thing unless it’s obvious, I’ve been informed via a memo from Corporate, the office gossip bulletin board has at least three posts about it, and my secretary tells me the entire story in one-syllable words.  But it’s come to my attention that there’s something up with Kevin.

I’ll explain.  He’s apparently not getting in at 7:00 or leaving after 6:00 anymore.  He’s not volunteering for the … less glamorous jobs we have here at Branch 7.  And for sure he’s not greeting us with the same chipper, go-get-em attitude he’s become famous for.  And by famous I mean reviled, of course.  Still with all that we’ve done for that young man, I’m concerned for his level of company alignment.  I mean that’s why we have the intern program at all — so we can bring on young, fresh-faced go-getters with hearts full of ambition and drive to change the world and show ’em what business is really like!  If they didn’t want to know what it was like to be part of a successful business, they should have gone and worked for Goldman-Sachs or something!

But the truth is we’re getting more than our money’s worth out of Kevin, so we need to look into what’s wrong.  We can’t go losing one of our most valuable interns (one of our two interns to be entirely accurate) because of anything we can do something about.  And though this is normally an HR matter, I’ve recently been asked by corporate not to give any new HR-related work to Jan, our Director of HR.  I didn’t really read that memo — the gist of it was that I needed to treat this matter with an unusual level of concern.  So I’m gonna have one of our other go-getters start mentoring him, to see if we can salvage the boy.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to make Phil’s day really unpleasant.


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