SoCS: Notice

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 SaturdayThe prompt is: resolution

21 thoughts on “SoCS: Notice

  1. I’d say go with the dream (as in the comment sbive) it try to be strategic if possible – sometimes with a little
    Planning and compromise we can ease into the right thing – and we have a big company here in town who sometimes lays people off in lots and then keeps certain ones (with a little peek) – and in 2004 one of the guys stayed on but it was with the added work and he left –
    I have seen many artists indulge and then get back into regular work because it is so difficult to earn a
    Living as an artist –
    My advice is take classes on the weekend and pursue art for a while to see if it really is a good fit – and art school can be overrated – lol


    1. Oh dear, I hope not as my daughter is beginning her Arts degree in a couple of weeks time … She knows, though, that she will be working for companies. Her degree will not be in Fine Arts, but instead in digital work embracing computer work.

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  2. If the company is going a new direction perhaps the change will alleviate the soul sucking of creativity and aspirations? Tough decision either way.


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