Despite Melvyn's selfless diligence and toil, Phil 'hatchet man' Dickens decided to reward him by sticking him on Ebay, to be bobbed around at the mercy of the UK public, and then snapped up by the highest bidding slave-driver.
Given that, in the past, Melvyn has proven to be quite adept at body-swerving attempts to get rid of him, I decided to go and view the Ebay advert and see how he was faring.
Oh dear. It looks like Melvyn's luck has run out and that he will be parting company for once and for all with Baumhaus. He has 3 bids and the auction has 5 days to run.
I went down to see Melvyn on the shopfloor and I am sure I could hear a squeaky, yet mechanical voice shouting; "anybody, is there anybody out there to help me?"