Archive | September, 2011

It’s funny when…

15 Sep

someone in PH’s department googles the Director and a seriously damning article about the Director’s behavior comes up.



Exit Interview.

14 Sep

PH was recently asked to fill out a form, detailing her thoughts on the company, her supervisor, and various other things.

You will be proud to know PH was hopelessly honest in this feedback.  After a nearly hour conversation with the Director of HR, PH hopes her concerns will be heard and changes will be made.  While her frustrations are brutal, they are not personal attacks* on the Director.  Still, she knows the Director will most likely put a hit out on PH’s life once she reads the notes.  PH wishes, rather, that the Director would actually try an comprehend what PH is trying to accomplish – that is, making the department better.

Sure, PH could say ‘thank you’ and what a great experience it has been.  Unfortunately, she’d be lying.

*Except for the part where PH calls out the Director on the Director’s ABHORRENT spelling and grammar.

Why 2 weeks notice works (instead of one month).

14 Sep

PH is now in the last stages of her month notice period.  Needless to say, the time is dragging and it has been a long time since PH has done anything that could be constituted as ‘work.’  Mainly she has been filling her days with trying to train the Newbie who is taking over for her.  Needless to say, the Newbie is going to be a complete disaster at the role.  PH is not sure if there is an opposite of ‘proactive,’ but that’s exactly where Newbie fits in.   The Director is going to have her hands full.

In PH’s home country, it is customary for non-executive level employees to complete a 2 weeks notice period.  In this time, an adequate handover can take place, because, as PH knows, her job isn’t that difficult.  She could train a 10 year old to do what she does in this time, let alone Newbie (an alleged Recruitment Professional).

Working 1 month allows for a hopelessly awkward and non-motivated period of time for the employee leaving to waste the company’s resources.


7 Sep

12 days to go, friends.

PH does worry for the future of her department.  Mainly by the young man who will be taking over her accounts.  Yesterday, PH tasked him with a simple job – format a CV.  She asked, quite clearly, to have the resume sent to her by end of day.  She received said CV at 10AM this morning.  The candidate’s name was wrong.  Instead of the correct name, the young man had used THE CANDIDATE’S ADDRESS AS HIS NAME.

The Dick in Abu Dhabi will eat this guy for breakfast.