Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Cheese is always the answer
A wee part of HR's responsibility is that you try to keep morale up in spite of the everyday trials and tribulations of corporate America. And while that is difficult on the best of days, losing an HR buddy leaves us down--in numbers and attitude. It's hard to be positive when you lose a good team member....and it's highly unlikely that he will be replaced. It's sort of the double whammy.
So, I take a deep breath, try to maintain my calm, and work to make the last few days light-hearted and not too guilt laden for the traitor. Well, not really...I'm laying it on thick how we are screwed now that he's going to greener pastures. But I am making him a special lunch to send him off, regardless.
We are toasting his departure and wishing him well with the traditional Thanks-for-Bailing Lunch...
Yep. What better way to send your buddy off than with a pot of hot, melted cheese and some pointy sticks?