Over the past couple months, the turnover rate at the front desk has been extremely high. The woman who had it at the beginning of the year was moved to the other building. Her predessor was laid off. Since then 2 have gone elsewhere within the company and 3 left the company.
We’ve got a new young lady up there now who has been there for only a couple of weeks. I ran out of staples today and asked her for as many as she could give me. She gave me a ton and said, “If you ever need more, you just let me know!”
I came within an inch of telling her, “Oh, you probably won’t be here by that point, anyway.”
Luckily I stopped myself. Of course I didn’t mean that I thought that she would get fired… but considering the fate that befell most of her predecessors, I know I would be freaking out if someone said that to me.