Sean: Michelle, can I have a word please, in my office? Now then. I won’t take long about this, I’ll come straight to the point. We had a chat...
Sean: At that point, I wasn’t particularly happy with the way that you were behaving in the office, the way that you were being uncooperative, a little bit surly with people. And since then, frankly, I’ve seen very little change.
Michelle: Well, I mean, I think I’ve made an effort, trying to be helpful like I normally am with people, and I feel that I’m still doing my job - not that the job’s very interesting . I think it’s become less interesting since Sarah got the promotion. I think she’s getting some more of the interesting work.
Sean: Okay, well I’m afraid that, despite what you say, it hasn’t come across. I don’t want to jump to any conclusions, but you have taken quite a bit of time off … and …
Michelle: Yeah, but you’re allowed to take leave, aren’t you?
Sean: You are allowed to take leave. Hopefully you come back from leave refreshed and you leave your problems at home.