When I started at NEF, the work environment was excellent. The clients were happy and the staff was excellent. We were a very profitable office. Then our parent company fired our office manager and replaced him with a man who knew nothing about our side of the business. More than half of the staff left with our former manager, and the others trickled out slowly thereafter. With the departure of our figurehead, the office no longer felt like a family oriented business and many of my coworkers as well as myself became disillusioned. Then they terminated my employment while I was on maternity leave.