The day could not get any better!
“Notice: The papers for the merger have been signed. Meetings will take place with each individual to determine your future with this company.”
Our department was in an uproar. People did not want to lose their jobs – they had families to feed and mortgages to pay. Yet I was relieved. Relieved that I would no longer be expected to come here day after day to do a soulless job. I felt the tasks expected of me were draining my creativity and aspirations. We had agreed, my husband and I, that with my severance I could follow my dream and enroll in Art school.
“Good morning Mrs Peele. We have looked at your resume, your work ethic, and your supervisor’s recommendations. We believe you are a good fit for the new direction the company is taking and are happy to tell you that we will be keeping you on at an increased salary with added responsibilities.”
What would you do?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The prompt is: resolution