As soon as Carl had left the office for the last time, Julia was on her own … and miserable.
Carl’s guidance on HR topics wasn’t nearly enough to help her understand exactly what the job entailed. It felt like he’d thrown a handful of letters at her and expected her to know what they meant.
ADA … FMLA … NLRB … FLSA … EEOC …
Julia wanted to call in sick … for the rest of her life.
When Claudia asked for time off to take care of her mother after surgery, Julia didn’t know what to tell her. When David asked to be allowed to telecommute on days his multiple sclerosis flared up, Julia wasn’t sure she could say yes. And when Bridget filed a complaint alleging her supervisor had sexually harassed her, Julia understood exactly why Carl had left this job.
Finally, after days of struggling just to interpret all the acronyms Carl had tossed at her, Julia called her best friend, trying not to cry. “I can’t do this,” she whimpered.
“Yes, you can,” her friend promised. “You just need The HR Specialist.”