For the past three years or so, Roland has been working as a recruiter for students to take online courses. His title wasn’t recruiter though. I forget what it was.
When he first started, those in his position were responsible for having at least two people start per mod (don’t know if the three letters are abbreviations for something or if it’s spelled differently – but it means every six weeks to eight weeks when the classes start for each major) and somewhere along the line it was raised to three and then four and then six.
My brother-in-law, Bill, had worked there just a few years before the stress pushed him into looking for another job. He put in his notice before the requirement was bumped to six. The company wasn’t happy with his decision and wanted to make an example out of him. The company also has a 300% turnover (what does that tell you?)
So ever since the requirement was bumped to six, I would often hear: “I could lose this job by the end of the mod” Roland had only four possibilities before we’d gone on vacation. He expected to be let go after we returned, but miraculously he was able to stay until the next mod. He was short. But they didn’t want to lose him and have him working for the competition (which Bill has done) and so offered him a less stressful position for less pay. To me it’s worth less money to see him not stress all the time. Only I think he may be bored. He’s able to think. He thinks that means he’s slowing down.
Our bishop won’t be calling on him to meet with him once or twice a week or delegate this assignment or that. More free time. What will Roland do?