Brandon had confided to Michelle that his girlfriend was not giving in to his advances of late, leaving him pent up and frustrated. Michelle had already figured that was the problem, since he seemed so distracted at the office of late. At that point, Michelle took things in her own hands, for the betterment of the office. Brandon was a bit resistant at first, but not for all that long.
Now Brandon, you know you can rely on me to help you in these matters, scolded Michelle, and I’m a bit offended that you haven’t confided in me sooner.
I know, he answered, but it’s just that I didn’t think you’d have the time to listen – much less do what you are doing for me! – to my problems.
Oh, Brandon, she replied, I have time for this any way you need it. In fact, it might be a good idea to make this a regular ‘check in’ meeting – say, weekly? – so that things don’t build up to much ever again. Would you like that Brandon?
Yes, yes – I would like that. Thanks, Michelle, you’re such a caring and considerate boss!
I do my best – for you and all my employees…