via Daily Prompt: Inefficient


You were simply inefficient
You didn’t get things done
She needed someone sharper
This was not a game for fun.

There were a lot of expectations
Deadlines and quotas to be met
You spent too much time chatting
Important meetings you’d forget.

A professional appearance
Mattered more than you realized
Your baggy pants, your scuffed shoes
And those stained and wrinkled ties.

Didn’t quite go over
Weren’t what she had in mind
You should have paid attention
And always been on time.

Walking in with coffee cups
A donut in each hand
Made you look so sloppy
Not quite what she had planned.

A corporate appearance
With a detailed presentation
Would have gotten you much further
Now she expects your resignation.

Wishing you well and future success
Hope you can get yourself together
Assemble all your assets
And pull yourself together.

For now, clean out your desk
Try not to take this personally.
You’ll find your check inside this envelope
Just leave your badge with security.


Image from Google Images: vectortoons.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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