Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek. 

You care about your employees. 

You want them to be happy.

Sometimes, though, it's hard to tell.

There are the quiet ones, the brash ones and the ones who stare into screens all day with a peculiar half-smile on their faces.

It's especially difficult with some of your millennial employees.

They see the world differently. They have different expectations of it and you.

One way of telling that they're not happy is when they stop turning up for work.

Another, though, was offered this week by Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schröder.

Should you be unfamiliar with the NBA's Hawks, they've not been very good of late.

They finished 24-58 last season. No, it's not the Cleveland Browns, but it would be if the Browns were in the NBA.

24-year-old Schröder isn't happy about this. He doesn't like to foresee himself in his prime playing for a bad team

The German told a press conference in his home country that he's really not happy and suggested a couple of teams to which he could be traded.

But there was an bigger giveaway for his deeply negative feelings toward the Hawks. 

He stopped following the team on Instagram.

There's probably no greater way that a millennial can express their distaste for their employer than to do something so cutting, so hurtful.

Worse, Schröder deleted all mentions of the team from his Instagram.

It seems the Hawks are, to him, but a ghost. Yes, despite the fact that he still has three years and $46.5 million left on his contract.

Please imagine that it takes specific and special effort to do something like this. 

You have to scour your followers and images -- and even click on delete

The Hawks management, on seeing that they'd become no one on Schröder's social media, must have quaked in their tasseled Nikes.

Schröder says he hasn't definitively ruled out continuing with the team. Which is generous, given that he shot a mere 29 percent from three-point rage last season.

But you and I both know it's over.

Once you've been deleted from someone's Instagram, the way back is harder than getting a person from a different political affiliation to see your point of view.

It's harder than eating a lemon, grapefruit and tomato salad when you have gastritis.

You'd be wise, then -- should you be an employer of the relatively young -- to discreetly scour their Instagram accounts for tell-tale signs.

It's one thing to look at an employee's apparently miserable face.

It's quite another to discover their true feelings, which often only escape online.

And in breaking news, New Orleans Pelicans star DeMarcus Cousins just, oh, unfollowed his team on Instagram.

Published on: May 16, 2018