By Kit Goldman, President of Workplace Training Network, Inc.
David: a newly appointed manager at a fictional company
Sheila: an employee, formerly David’s peer, now his subordinate
SCENE: a local restaurant/bar. Sheila’s at a table waiting for David. He enters.
S: David! Over here! I was getting worried.
D: Hey, sorry. Meeting went over. It’s bumper to bumper. Cell phone’s dead. What a day. And it’s only half over. I never do this during the work day, but I’m having a beer. Want one?
S: You’re the boss now, so sure. (David orders beers) Anything I can do to help relieve that stress?