But I’ve never worked in the ‘corporate realm’ either. Not sure how one “teaches” humility to someone who is so full of themselves to begin with. Sounds like someone figured out a scam, ahem, a ‘unique training track’ and someone has taken the bait, I mean, bought the manual. I guess the best that can be said is that the company has some money to be spent and they found someone to take it. LOL Nothing like a good match.
This last few weeks and generally this includes a walk. The last few days it has been a walk to the mailbox. Not only is this good exercise because it is rough terrain, up and down hills and ½-1 mile walk it allows us time for family chats as we walk.
Yesterday’s talk was to bring ds up to date on what is going on at their mutual office. Ds is currently farmed out to another company, which is good for him to stretch his wings and gain more confidence in his drafting abilities. It didn’t hurt his ego any that the department head of the project specifically asked for him either. But I digress.
Dh had left work nearly an hour late because of a big meeting. The meeting was scheduled, but the subject was a surprise to most of the company. The owner has hired an individual to “teach management humility.” Yep, you read right. To teach them humility. Apparently the debacle with the paychecks this last winter is just the tip of the iceberg. 2-3 employees a month have been quitting ever since the first of the year and when asked why they have cited things like the pay check mess, including the insults that were hurled about other employees money management (I personally am still pissed about that one). Dh said the first person named on the owner’s hit list is the comptroller. It seems she’s been still messing paychecks up (not ours, dh thinks she’s afraid of me—she should be), and when she is faced with her errors she is rude to the complainers. The owner basically told everyone that either she works with this trainer and adjusts her attitude or she’s history, same goes for the rest of management.
Apparently her attitude has bled over to some others in management and the owner feels this is exactly why they have lost so many good employees to other companies. I think the first clue the owner got was when each and everyone of those leaving stated they were leaving because they were tired of being talked down to by certain management members.
This trainer is to be there for a year! I doubt the comptroller will make it through the fall. Truthfully I’m surprised the boss has put up with her this long.