Since my Manager resigned, there’s been a definite feel of “well-what-the-fuck-are-we-all-doing-here-anyway” around the office, which, while not entirely unpleasant or unexpected, has seen the motivation around the place plummet like a lead balloon.
As a point of interest, which has nothing to do with what I was going to write – Management seems to think they can fix the morale issues with food!! Go figure. We’re a team of 11 women and 1 guy, and since the Customer Service Manager decided to cut and run last week, there’s been trays and trays of food turning up in our office just for the 12 of us – and for ‘no particular reason’. Today’s effort of a massive tray of various cakes, slices and danish was pretty impressive – but I think they’ve got their target audience wrong. A tray of yummies might stop the non-cooking, non-baking IT geeks from expressing how desperately unhappy they are, but my group are predominantly Mommies or Mommies-in- waiting…. and we already know how to placate discontent with food! 🙂 If Management seriously thinks bringing a token tray of carefully selected muffins into the place will honestly distract people from the fact that we’re dreadfully understaffed, horribly overworked and hideously demoralized … then I think they’re seriously deluded.
But as you all know, I’m ever the Eternal Optimist (hey, it’s my blog I can write what I want!) and have found an upside – the Great Customer Service Care Bear disaster… has been shelved!!!
Yay for silver linings 🙂