Every year it’s the same, the deluge of resignation letters handed to me in January. Knowing that the bonus payments are made with January’s salary, I suppose it’s the best time of year to take the money and succumb to the lure of more financial gains, with implications of an even bigger bonus, at one of our competitors. Sometimes this can be a blessing in disguise, especially if the person resigning is somebody that my boss has previously instructed be ‘managed out’, it saves me no end of work.
However, the down-side is that I now have to spend the next few weeks getting cosy with the human resources manager in the goldfish bowl meeting room, recruiting for replacements.
Before I could actually get on with the interviews though, the human resources manager insisted that I rewrite all of my team’s job spec