It’s not often that you have someone leave your team and then decide you are going to highlight that to the world, but this really is worth sharing. Recently, we lost Kristal, she has decided to move on from legal recruitment, into a role that allows her to be an employment relations advisor to small business owners. A role we know she will do well at. But before leaving, Kristal sent us all a farewell email which gives you some insight into the Legal Personnel team and into what we already miss with Kristal:
I have really loved working, chatting and laughing with you all. In no particular order:
- Jarrod, thanks for being one of the best bosses I’ve had. Legal Personnel seems to be growing in a great direction and I can see why Judith thought it would be in good hands with you. From you, I’ve learnt that it’s possible to be calm, happy, busy, onto it, responsive and sociable all at the same time and I’ve also learnt that business development is just keeping in touch with people. I didn’t say I’ve learnt how to do any of those things, I said – I’ve learnt it’s possible.
- Judith, thanks for being the person who is quick to respond, slow to react, and determinedly knows how to moves things forward. Also, yes, as I’ve said many times, a boss, mentor and coach all wrapped into one. The number of times you would have been within your rights to fling a stapler at me but you stayed calm, patient, and gave me a gentle prod to figure things out. From you, I’ve learnt more about negotiation, people, and fronting up to difficult conversations than I have from anyone else.
- Rosemary, thanks for being unofficial mum / Uber / local “Eat