When she would hum or tap or clap to our store's music soundtrack, I would too.
When she'd randomly start doing pirouettes on the sales floor (she's trained in ballet) I'd dance along with her.
Her quirky nature and sunny personality were infectious and brought out a playful side I didn't know I had. And I do believe working there will SUCK with her gone.
Johanna, one of the managers at the arts-and-crafts store I work at, put in her two-weeks-notice and yesterday was her last day...only weeks after the assistant store manager quit.
Sadly, Corporate could care less. Maybe one day the higher-ups will realize they need to invest in its employees if they want to keep them.
I think once she was promoted to manager last year, she saw the darker side to Corporate and was ready to go. Thankfully Johanna found a less stressful job, one more in keeping with her field.
I didn't have time to make her a proper painting but I bought a ton of snacks that day and set up a makeshift farewell party in our breakroom. It's the least I could do for all she's brought to us. She's a true asset to our store and will be missed.
But onto bigger and better things, Johanna!!