When he took the job there was great excitement as after years of trying he had finally achieved the promotion he had been seeking for so long.
Full of expectation and anticipation of a new life opening up before him he set off to start his new career.
It wasn’t long before he was brought back to earth. His predecessor had been in the position for a lot of years and had been well-loved by the staff below her.
At his first staff meeting whilst introducing himself, he became aware of a sense of resistance to him.
Being new, and much younger he was keen to make his impression on the job, establish himself as the initiator of change for the benefit of all.
For every element of change, he suggested he was met with the phrase: “That’s not how Brenda did it”.
It became obvious to him that the staff were very stayed in their methods and attitudes. It felt like he had the job as head of the department, but Brenda’s influence like a hand from the grave dogged his every move.
Written for: https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/02/21/what-do-you-see-122-february-22-2022/
What a great take on the image.
Hi Lauren thanks so much for your comment.
Very good story Michael. Some people resist change at all costs. Thanks for joining in.
Thanks Sadje, its good to participate.
You’re welcome. I’m happy that you did.
Your story is probably too true too often. Nicely done.
Thanks so much Patricia.
Good take Michael. How often have we heard that or something similar?
Thanks Di we heard it a lot when a new head teacher took over after the old one retired after spending ten years in the job.
It seems he has some big shoes to fill – this will take both cuning and diplomacy.