Half The Staff, Half The Work

He cut the cleaning staff in half and then a few weeks later says: “Seems like the bins round here are never emptied. Why is that do you think?”

Talk about a stupid question. He throws in an “I’m not blaming you, of course.” By this point, I’m grinding my teeth.

Well, let me ask you boss: “Why do you think the bins aren’t being done?” Surely, it has nothing to do with half the team being cut. Our rotation was forced to change, and that messed up everyone’s rhythm. You broke up the team and what used to work well doesn’t work well any more, now does it?

Oh, and three of our people being on holiday at the same time — which is not allowed — and one off on maternity leave… This! This is why the effin’ bins aren’t being emptied.