Sunday

THE LIE: "IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY."

THE TRUTH: "YOU'LL BE CLEANING THOSE TOILETS THE REST OF YOUR LIFE."

They gave you a little extra at work -- not money, of course, but work. Seemed the asshole down the hall actually followed up on his boast to quit to become a writer...and because the place is too cheap to hire a replacement, and under the guise of corp-speak, they're increasing your "productivity." Which in plain-speak means they've doubled your amount of work for the exact same measley pay.

To keep you from pulling a postal, or just outright walking off the job, they've told you it's only temporary -- not even going to mark it officially in your job description. Just asking you to fill in while they look for the writer wannabe's replacement. So now you make his deliveries as well as yours, run the service bar all by your lonesome while the entire wait staff is screaming at you to hurry the fuck up with those chardonnays, have twice as many kids in your class, twice as many tables to wait on, twice as many rooms to clean. A year and a half has gone by and nothing has changed. And you've realized they're looking for his replacment about as hard as OJ is looking for the guy who killed his wife. What're you gonna do about it? Oh, it's so hard to look for a new job these days. And if you go in and complain about it to your boss, he'll fire you. And you're sure that you're going to be rewarded for all your hard work sooner or later. Right. Loser. Lemming. Sheep. Just going along with the program because you don't have the balls or anger to do something about it. Too afraid of change. Too afraid of confrontation. Too scared to stand up and demand to be treated fairly. After all, you tell yourself, It's only temporary.

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