Human Resources Essay

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C a s e Te a c h i n g R e s o u r c e s

FROM THE EVANS SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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GOODBYE TO HAPPY HOUR

Case History
The organization in the case is a fictional representation of a division within the provincial government (please note that all characters and events described throughout the case are also fictional). The Division of Environmental Assessments is thought to be a small division in comparison to many governmental units and has a total of fifteen staff including office administration staff. The division was initially formed in the 1970’s and has gone through several divisional reviews and name changes. The last divisional review was conducted in
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The case is intended solely as a vehicle for classroom discussion, and is not intended to illustrate either effective or ineffective handling of the situation described.
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Goodbye to Happy Hour

Character Backgrounds

Jane
Jane has always been a real go-getter. She excelled throughout her university career, representing her undergraduate class on the school’s council, and graduating at the top of her MBA class, receiving the prestigious gold medal award. Jane’s aggressive drive for success often resulted in friction with colleagues. Her take-charge attitude has often been mistaken for bossiness in the past. However, Jane had an excellent educational background and as a recent graduate, she was eager for new challenges.
Jane felt that she had worked hard to earn her current position of management in the public sector and that she deserved respect in the workplace.

Ryan
Like Jane, Ryan has always had a bold and

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