Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Skuttlebut -- Pogrom

"When you own the business, you can do what you want," said Wilma, in reference to the pogrom.

The "pogrom" was the unexpected discharge of three of the four food servers.  No, we don't know why.  We are just the paying customers of the old folks home.  We don't have to know.  No matter that we have several years of relationship with our servers, no matter how well they learn to deal with our idiosyncracies, no matter how tolerant they are of our grumpiness, they can be dumped without notice to us.

I didn't agree with Wilma.  I feel that people have a vested interest in their jobs.  I was a teacher with "tenure".  Tenure meant I could only be let go "for a reason".  I was better able to do my job when I had no fear of losing my job on the whim of the administrator.  I feel everyone should have tenure.  If you do a job well, I see no reason you should lose it when the administration changes.  That is what happened here.  There was a change in administration, and within two weeks a 75% turn over in dining room staff.

The new folks seem friendly and efficient enough, but I better not get attached to them.  Any day, "pfft" and they are gone.


kateh2ocolorart said...

but I better not get attached to them.  Any day, "pfft" and they are gone.

THAT's no way to live!  K

kateh2ocolorart said...

LOL, I got cut off by the "machine"... Consider yourselves TRAINING MASTERS...there to train WONDERFUL servers and others who go on to pass that ability on in other places and many other people receive the benefit of your mastery!   ;-)  Kate

mavarin said...

What happened to the tenant revolt? - K

robinngabster said...

Oh man...that just stinks.  I hate changes like that. Good luck...I hope it all works out.  Robin


ryanagi said...

Not fair. You guys LIVE there. There should be some sort of resident governing body. Like a condo board president.

fisherkristina said...

Oh how sad Chuck.


emfeasel said...

...see what a difference a word makes...I think I like this..."old enough not to take yourself too seriously...yes that's better...that's you...E