The workers gather in the Glass Room.
The Sales Director began to speak, “Alright I hope everyone enjoyed their cookie. There have been some changes happening and we want to reward you for your hard work. These changes are good changes and it will lead to more money in your pocket.”
The other Sales Director spoke up, “Come on guys. Let’s have fun with it.”
The Sales Director said “We have money for Steve and we have money for Diamo. Good job on hitting those numbers.”
The room clapped as the two workers received some cash money.
The meeting then took a slightly darker turn.
“Now we have some changes happening. We don’t need anybody with a negative attitude okay? There is nothing worse than somebody on a team with a negative attitude bringing the whole team down. These changes are going to be positive and if you are going to be down in the dumps then it’s not going to work. Come to work and put a smile on your face!”
Dave was thinking to himself: I guess they think morale is down because we are unhappy people. There is no way it is the leadership, right? It is easier for them if they give us cookies and just tell us to be happy.
The Sales Director continued, “Okay. Great work everybody so let’s get back on those phones and sell something. I know we all want that cash!”
The workers exited the GlassRoom and moved towards the desks.
END OF ENTRY, DJ ROBO BISCUIT
Dave was working. He was at his desk. He was calling and emailing. He was focused. He had got his coffee from the coffee machine. He had walked from the machine back to his desk. He pointed at his friend along the way. He had sat down at his desk and after about 5 minutes he got his mind back into the “flow” of work.
It was 2:30PM in the afternoon. It was a slower part of the day. Some of his fellow employees were working frantically to try to improve their numbers in order to hit their metric with the sole and only goal of not being harassed or pointed out by their manager. You would think an organization would be more focused on meaningful work but alas the organization known as ComboTech was only truly interested in the appearance of productivity.
The Sales Director made an appearance. He had left his office and was moving around. People looked at him but made sure to look at their screens and give the appearance that they were working very hard. They knew deep inside that he thought they were “lazy” and that the company was not doing well due to their laziness (it could not be a lack of leadership).
People were standing up from their cubes and moving towards the coffee machine area. Dave was a little suspicious but he had seen cookies earlier.
As his coworkers stood up, he glanced at them and they also looked at him. There was nervousness in the air. The company morale was down.
Dave walked next to his friend Jeff.
As the workforce moved towards the cookies the Sales Director said “Everybody grab a cookie.” His words were always kind of slurred for some odd reason.
Dave moved close to Jeff and whispered, “It was nice knowing you. I guess this is the end for all of us.”
Jeff smiled and looked back at Dave, “See you on the unemployment line.”
The Sales Director looked around, “Alright everybody got a cookie? Okay. Into this room.”
The workforce moved as one, unsure if it would be their demise.
-End of Entry, DJ ROBO BISCUIT