November 15, 2023 –
Our president made the announcement, assuring us that our company had been bought and instructing us not to worry. He was still in charge. One colleague said that’s speech number one. I thought briefly about his comment.
Two weeks later, there was another employee meeting, and our president announced the company had received financial aid from our new owners, but he was in charge. Again, my colleague told me, “That speech was the president’s final. He won’t be at announcement three.
My coworker, the mystic, was right. At our third meeting, they introduced us to our new president, a turnaround artist who would take our organization in disrepair and repair, yielding a hefty profit.
Six months later, we again heard speech number one.