Shy new girl at work meets Boss in the cafeteria:
Shy new girl at work : “ Hello Sir, out for a break?”
Boss: “ Yes had a tiring day, you look beaten too, maybe you should go home early, I am going to do that too”
Guess who passes by?? The office Gossip Carrier. This conversation is being shared by the Carrier with some other cronies in the cafeteria later that day.
Gossip Carrier: “Guess what? Boss has a crush on the Shy new girl at work”
Cronies: “Really?? Tell us more!”
Gossip Carrier: “ He actually asked her out today, watch out both will leave early today”
Well, they did leave early and both Shy new girl at work and Boss did not know why people gave them suppressed smiles when they got to work the next day.
Shy new girl at work has a one – one conversation with Boss. Conversation was around goals and priorities for the year.
Boss is very pleased with the performance of the Shy new girl at work for the first half of the year.
Boss: “ I am very pleased with your work so far, you have so far exceeded my expectations as far as meeting goal targets are concerned. Well Done!!”
Shy new girl at work “ Thanks Boss, I am glad I am able to meet expectations”
Boss: “You did good, I will need to get you into special coaching sessions to take prepare you for your next career move, please schedule a regular weekly meeting for us to take this forward”
Shy new girl at work “ Sure sir, will do”
Gossip Carrier meets other cronies at the smoking area. Has some juicy news for them.
Gossip carrier – “ Guess what, Shy new girl and Boss have decided to meet every week. They have long conversations every week”
Cronies with eyes popped our – “Really!! Knew something was brewing!”
Next day Shy new girl at work achieves a big target. Gets a huge appreciation from the customers. Boss decides to wish her on the floor. Walks up to her and says:” Great job!! You deserve more than a mere pat in the back. I am going to recommend you for the exclusive award this year, you truly deserve it”
Gossip carrier is eager to carry the message to the Cronies. The Message –“ Boss said that Shy girl at work deserves more than a pat… could he have meant she deserved a hug??” Cronies agree and go “oooo…aahhhh”
Concerned Friend overhears this conversation and passes on the rumor to Boss and Shy Girl at work. Boss is bewildered!! Shy new girl is confused.
Shy girl at work decides to limit her conversations with Boss through email and IM.
The next big news for Gossip carrier – “ Shy girl at work and Boss have so many personal things to say to each other that they both only email and IM. They cant talk aloud”
Are you still wondering why Shy girl at work decided to quit the job and look for better opportunities outside the current team? Boss is confused at this sudden decision. Gossip carrier is shattered, now that the focus needs to shift and a new story needs to be developed!
Despite all this, light humor and small talk always lightens up the atmosphere at work. As long as you are not the protagonist it should be fine :)