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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Negotiations continue with our possible new sales person. They are desperate to work early shifts and leave way before the end of the working day to fit in with their children.

Arguments in favour are:  a) this would have been OK in the job she originally applied for and it was my choice – not hers – to offer her a different role; b) have been doing an immense amount of reading up on staff motivation recently feeling it is definitely time to get positive, and am aware of just how valuable this sort of flexibility is – just not something we are usually asked for.

Arguments against: a) always everyone’s concern that this person was on the bullish side personality wise for our team as a whole and wondering if this is just the start of endless fights; b) so much of our business is done in the last hour of the day in the sales office and if I agree, will the business actually suffer”

Meanwhile, the poor other applicants left in the running continue to chase me for answers.  Must, must, must make my mind up !



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