Although we were preoccupied with work, we couldn’t accept Prince’s resignation although violation of the Hotel rules that he made deserved immediate dismissal. Our executive board met on emergency meeting with expanded members (Guy 3, Nenad, Tina and Lidija). None of us from executive board couldn’t let him go. When we compared my Prince’s achievements with his foul, we unanimously agreed that he deserves second chance. There was only one problem left: how to make him change his mind and return him to the work. My Fran came up with brilliant idea. He suggested short emergency meeting with all chiefs of departments and the best workers of the Hotel in which my boss will explain why my Prince resigned and where he will offer them the list of “We want you back, Prince” which they will sign as a moral support to him which should make him change his mind. We all agreed and we complimented my Fran for bringing up such a great idea. Knowing my Prince, we were assured that it might make him change his mind and return to the work. Boss also suggested that after the work all present members of (extended) e.b. will come to our house and we will show him how much we love him and care for him.
So, during the big break, my Fran invited all departments bosses and the workers of the month on the short meeting in the conference room. Boss briefly explained about Prince’s reason for resignation emphasizing that he did it willingly not trying to hide his fault or to lie. He also stressed out his achievements in past 3 years and appealed on their solidarity saying that although his fault deserved immediate dismissal, my Prince did much more good things for them and the Hotel and that he has done more in three years then many in decades. He deserves second chance as he gave to some of them who deserved to be fired. Boss reminded them that my Prince never broke his word or promise and that he is honorable young man. Everyone signed the list except two of them who didn’t like my Prince for he was after them because they were the ones who always tried to take “easy” road. We thanked them and dismissed them. Before we ended with our working shift my boss told Ivy and me to inform him when my Prince will be at home and he and his wife will come immediately. Fran was in charge to coordinate coming of the e.b. members.
My Ivy and I were on needles. We didn’t know if my Prince is at home or not. So we rushed home after the work and we were very disappointed when we didn’t see him. Fran came with us. Our parents were at our house and they were worried about him too and wanted to know what happened. Ivy and I had a short “meeting” and we agreed that we will tell them the whole truth. (We wouldn’t lie to them anyway, but we would tell them “official and limited“ version). When they heard what happened and why he resigned, our moms took his side while dads criticized him for being weak and ruined his carrier. We had a short quarrel in which we silenced them when they heard from Ivy, Fran and me how hard my Prince fought against temptations and how many times he won. We also reminded them on their weaknesses which they “drag” their whole life. Our dads were ashamed like little children.
My Prince arrived home around 17:30 slowly unlocking the door. He looked broken and tired. Seeing him I had a feeling that he carries the burdens of the whole world upon his shoulders. My Ivy and me ran toward him and we showered him with kisses and hugs. Our parents were very gentle toward him too. Our moms cuddled his face and showered him with kisses. He quietly asked us to stop for he want to take the shower. When he entered into the bathroom, I quickly called my boss and Fran called the others to come to our house ASAP. It was a good thing that my Prince was under the (cold) shower a long time 30-40 minutes. It was enough time for the others to come. When they arrived we asked them to be silent until he comes out. When he came out of the bathroom he was surprised seeing full house. Oh, yes, forgot to mention; Antonio and guys came too. He didn’t know how to behave because he was caught in surprise and he looked down the floor blushing and feeling ashamed. My boss and his wife approached to him and they firmly hugged him and kissed him on the cheeks.
When my boss told him: “My son, I want you, we want you to come back to the work”, he quietly said:” I can’t ….. I failed you and all my colleagues and workers. I have no honor and I’m nothing but mistake.” His words made us, females cry. I was tempted to run into his arms and shower him with kisses saying that he is mine and Ivy’s jewel and the best husband in the world, but I had to control my emotions. Boss hugged him again and with trembling voice he said to him:
- My precious, dear son ……. You are NOT failure …. You are my pride, our pride, the man without whom we wouldn’t be able to run business Hotel well …. We all came to ask you to return to the work because we love you, we need you, we want you to be with us …..
Everyone supported boss’s words confirming with loud “Yes”, “Come back” and similar sayings. He was silent although I dare to say he was still under the influence of his decision. When my boss pulled the “We want you back, Prince” list out of his pocket and showed it to him saying that all chiefs of departments and best workers of the month signed it, he broke. He leaned his head on boss’s shoulder and he cried and cried and cried while my boss held him hugged and cuddled his head. Most of us cried too because it was very emotional moment. When he stopped crying he thanked us for support and believing in him and he said he’ll return to the work. His decision caused very loud applause. We all hugged him and said a word of encouragement and support. My boss had only one condition: Prince is not allowed to meet with any female alone in the Hotel during working hours. Ivy must be always with him, and if she is not available, someone else has to accompanying him.
My god, my precious luv. I felt very sorry for him for all he went through the day. I can only imagine how hard was for him to carry that burden. My boss returned the car keys to him, Bluetooth and official smartphone. Our guests didn’t stay long since he was very exhausted. His emotional pain burdened him heavily and he just dropped on the bed in the bedroom. When our parents and guests left, Fran stayed wanting to stay over. Before I wrote this diary I showered my Prince with numerous kisses and “Love yous”. Ivy stayed with him holding him in her arms and expressing her love for him with countless kisses and tears and “love yous”. I thanked and kissed my Fran for idea that worked. He let me finish this diary making cold beverages for him and me and will wait for me on the balcony. My Prince? He is back to work tomorrow. Thank god, all went well. I’m incredibly happy.