Ever wondered just how much your employer values you?
Last week at work I went up for my usual break about 10.00a.m. Now, since the smoking ban I do not bother to go out for a ciggie so I just have a bit of cereal and I'm perfectly happy with that.
I went up to the till with my dish of cereal, Rice Crispies to be percise, when Andre, the manager, came up to me and put his arms around me.
"Annette" he said. "congratulations, do you know you've been here for 17 years?"
"Oh yes" I said. "but you get less for murder." I said with a grin.
He ignored this.
He squeezed me a bit nearer to him and with a big grin on his face he said:
"Here, let me buy you your breakfast."
"Thankyou." I said. "Very kind of you."
"Oh, we like to show how much we appreciate long serving staff." He said with a big smile on his face.
I smiled at him as he handed over his card to pay for my breakfast.
Julie ran the price up on the till.
All of 22p.