Ok, so the attempt at drama failed! Believe it or not Stacey had the guts to do it, she handed in her resignation so it's only a matter of months/weeks before she's working with me full time right? Well we're not sure...
Turns out that when she handed in her letter of resignation her boss refused to accept it (being the diligent worker that she is I can completely understand that!) and instead he told her that he was going to put it in his drawer and not mention it to anyone to give her time to re-think and discuss it on Friday.
So the question is, will Stacey give in and chose the route of more money and/or less working hours over working with me? Well the suspense is killing me -probably more than you but I doubt she'll stay as she's already made up her mind and has started to get excited.
As far as the risk element goes -which is what I think would put her off- she's realised:
- There's enough work for her to do here
- If there isn't she can get another job
- She's chartered which means companies are screaming out for her skills so she can do agency work...
All good in my books but we'll have to wait until Friday to find out!
I can only imagine how the conversation went:
Stacey: "Please accept my resignation, here's a letter explaining why"
Boss: "No, sorry, I won't. Nope, no way, you can't"
Stacey: "Well I am, it's not you, it's me"
Boss: "Tell you what, lets hide this letter and pretend it wasn't written, I won't tell if you don't"
Stacey: "I'm still leaving"
Boss: "Tell me what you want that'll make you stay -more money? Fewer hours? Less work..."
Stacey: "Nothing, I'm leaving"
Boss: "Well, have a think, lets not rush into anything"
Stacey: "I've been thinking about it for months, I'm leaving"
Boss: "Lets discuss it on Friday, have a think about what you want/need and I'll sort it"
Stacey: "Fine whatever makes it easier for you. I'm still leaving"