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Flat White

Dear Employer: leave my ‘personal development’ alone

20 September 2023

5:00 AM

20 September 2023

5:00 AM

In a glass office building that overlooked Elizabeth Quay and the Swan River, my two senior team leaders sat me down in the seminar room for a performance review. As the ‘No signal detected’ caption floated across an inactive projector slide on one wall, the first team leader opened a spiral notepad and scrawled the date in one corner.

‘You’ve been in the office for one month,’ he announced, side-eyeing his senior beside him.

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