July 8, 2023
Mr. Win-Boh: How was your trip?
Mr. Takagi: I just landed.
It was great.
Mr. Win-Boh: Welcome home!
July 10, 2023
Mr. Takagi: “Hey Jackson, just letting you know that I won’t be able to work Tuesday through Thursday next week.”
July 11, 2023
Mr. Win-Boh: Hey Ken, thanks for letting me know, right now I don’t have a team for you. Jamie has hired two new people for the bar, Nhi is leaving to work in a laboratory soon, and you are attending a job interview before your vacation. I’ll let you know if these new people work out or not.
Mr. Takagi: The job interview I went to before leaving was unsuccessful. Wait, if the new guys train, I’ll just be out of a job.
Mr. Win-Boh: We had to call the bar station. We knew you were always going to leave to become an accountant and with Nhi leaving we also needed to find replacements. So we’re going to simplify the cocktail list and have one that’s versatile.
Additionally, the decision to find someone quickly came naturally because we realized we needed someone who wanted to work at Nonda and who enjoyed working with the team. In recent months, you have not demonstrated the right attitude. Was it really difficult to work with when it seemed like you hated working here?
That’s why when you told me you went for an interview, you were ready to leave and wanted a change.
Mr. Takagi: I just wish I had been warned instead of finding out now.
Mr. Win-Boh: New recruits are also not subject to any restrictions.
Mr. Takagi: I was happy working at Nonda but you just assumed I wasn’t
Mr. Win-Boh: When someone tells you they went for a job interview, you need to prepare yourself. It’s not easy to find people at the bar.
Mr. Takagi: I understand that it is difficult to find bartenders at the moment. But please warn me.
Mr. Win-Boh: Compared to the other team members, you seemed unhappy to be here.
How much notice do you need? The same advice you gave me when you started looking for another job?
Mr. Takagi: There is a difference between looking for another job and starting another job. You should know that better than anyone. I also told you that I was looking for another job because you asked me if I was free to work at the last minute. Either way, if your new hires don’t work out, let me know.
Mr. Win-Boh: That will do. I didn’t want to have a silent abandonment. You told me honestly what I appreciate, which also reminded me that you will soon become an accountant. I had to find people as quickly as possible.
Mr. Takagi: That doesn’t stop you from telling me you’re firing me.
I wish you would have told me honestly. I was also not a silent quitter, I always came to shifts early, I cleaned the bar above and beyond as expected by the cleaning list, I made stock lists for you, I I arrived at shifts that were not listed LAST MINUTE. Don’t call me a quiet quitter just because the work environment was horrible.
Mr. Win-Boh: Why was the work environment horrible?
Mr. Takagi: Last minute shifts, last minute canceled shifts, preparation not done during slow times (weekday lunches), cocktails going out on the floor with terrible presentation, random new cocktail preparations that expire after promotion (coconut foam), you don’t fill out your files, no one cleans the lipstick from the glasses except me, people wipe the cutlery badly so that it doesn’t shine, use the glass washer to wash the cutlery (your glass washer recycles water so all the rice and oil on the cutlery is used on the glassware, with all “clean” glassware having either watermarks, lipstick marks or a combination of all three) (this is a huge problem if you are serving a good bottle of wine and all the special glasses are dirty), glass bins are not emptied during busy lunches…..
Not to mention the fact that I found out that I was fired indirectly and that you took it personally by calling me a quiet quitter.
Mr Win-Boh: Cool thank you so it’s everyone’s fault?
Mr. Takagi: I mean, the list is not my job. Neither does business management.
Mr. Win-Boh: Exactly
Mr. Takagi: The work environment is out of my control, so it will always be about things that don’t directly concern me. Things like management, layout and colleagues.
Mr. Win-Boh: I was going to make a list of your next 3 weeks to give you time to make arrangements, but I can hire a temp worker to do exactly what you are willing to do.
Mr. Takagi: OK, go ahead, you didn’t inform me what exactly you expected from me, so this is nothing new. I think I can handle it.
Mr. Win-Boh: OK, thank you Ken for pointing this out and providing feedback. We will work on it.
Good luck finding a job in accounting.
Mr. Takagi: Thank you, good luck with Nonda.