After the first interview I was so done with her, like soooo done! Her eyes kept straying to her phone, and this one time my phone rang, it was my guy from Nigerian Breweries calling to know what drinks I needed. The second I picked his call she jumped up and went to makes hers outside. Her call took longer than mine. She casually strolled back minutes later and gingerly perched her pert bum on the seat.
I was done!
But she resurfaced later and I really needed someone so I let her come onboard.
A few days after she resumed I had a staff meeting, sat them all down and told them how things will be going forward. They listened quietly with sombre expressions, the air was tense, like they all had things weighing heavy on their minds. Talk done, I asked them if they had any thing they wanted to talk about and immediately they all started to talk at once, each one struggling to be heard above the others. All except Vero. I calmed them down and we took it one at a time. One after the other they shared their grievances which I tried to dispel until the last complaint.
"Vero, what about you? No question?" I asked.
Several pairs of eyes turned to her.
"Err, madam, just one question"
"Madam, when customers come in the night, can they buy drink for me?"
We all stared. Like seriously, each person had just raised some really pressing issues that we all needed thrashed and Vero's only concern was if it was okay for lecherous men to buy her drinks...
Once again I was reminded why I shouldn't have hired Vero.
But you see, Vero is turning out to be the hen that laid the golden egg.
On the day that Vero started work, some male friends of her came around. Those guys were responsible for over half of the sales that day. If we made 60k, the guys spent 40k!
They were 4. They bought 48 pieces of fried goat meat. LOL. I still don't know how they ate it.
Oh, and they kept the drinks flowing.
Ever since then Vero has one group of friends or the other coming in and splurging, and Vero will just be cat walking upandan, shaking her bumbum with one smug smile on her face. Like Yes I'm the baddest bitch in town!
Regular customers also seem to be under her spell and are buying more, just so that Vero can keep coming back to their tables.
Sometimes I have to bring her down to size, to keep her grounded. There seems to be the need to clip her wings a little, just a little...
Vero gets on my nerves daily; she's absentminded, she's not dedicated, her mind isn't in the right place, she doesn't want to get her hands dirty and sometimes act like she's above certain tasks. But apparently Vero's milkshake brings all the boys to the bar... 😕
So what do you think. Is Vero good for business or bad for business?