My Boss Got Fired
And, of course, at least half of the crew is interviewing for the position, to take his place.
From what I understand, not only were his numbers way off for a hub as large as ours, when the company finally had enough, they wrote him up, documenting what he needed to correct and, he responded by sending out an obscene rant to everyone in a 21-state-wide corporation with an email address.
He called strangers (and supporters) things even I would be hesitant to call my worst enemies.
Then, when his supervisor (a lady I just adore ) came in to talk to him, he wore pajama bottoms to the meeting. I don't know if he was trying to be funny or get himself fired but, either way, it worked. The higher-ups were laughing as they told him to turn in his keys and credentials.
What I find interesting is now that he's gone, the complaints I had heard about me seem to have just gone away like a popcorn fart in the wind.
I didn't see that coming. Not at all.
I was also one of the first to send in my letter of intent for the position and the second to face a three-person panel interview.
You bet I broke a sweat.
But, while in the interview, I took the chance to also make a couple of suggestions, whether I'm selected or not.
Writing our destinations on the rear windows of our vans (So our passengers can easily identify their van at a yard) - approved.
A night-shift supervisor (so new drivers know who they can call for help at 3 a.m.) - approved.
A magical unicorn which milks cappuccino - still waiting for an answer. (But I got a smile.)
Two out of three ain't bad, though.
Not wanting a good crisis to go to waste, a few of us are also teaming up and talking each other up to the bosses. We watch each others' backs and we make sure to let new drivers know our numbers, for their questions and problems.
So, just in case you have wondered why I'm scarce, it's because I have been consumed by this wonderful, fascinating job and life is good - so good.
I'll never forget those words:
"It's just a buzz."
"Look what this sh** does to you!"
"Step out into the sunlight."
Image Credit » LoudMan/Donald Pennington