I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise

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BobBradshaw
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I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise

#1 Post by BobBradshaw » 22 Jun 2019, 21:42

I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise


I can move the home office
to Cleveland, or to the Sudan
as easily as a crane
moving a crate on a wharf.

I can leave you shuffling
from job interview
to job interview for six
months to a year.

I could overlook your slights.

He stares down at us as if
we have the balls
of Boy Scouts looking to earn
Citizenship badges.

Where are the samurai
who were his teachers?

He looks down and sees teams
who couldn't shine a pair
of shoes without project
analysis and approval
by upper management.

He sneers like Billy Idol
scanning a ball room.
He walks down the aisles
of cubicles like a Sergeant
inspecting a barracks.

He loves us the way
my second grade teacher,
a nun, walked down our aisles

of desks, with righteousness
and a ruler in her hand.

FranktheFrank
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Location: Between the mountains and the sea

Re: I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise

#2 Post by FranktheFrank » 23 Jun 2019, 16:05

i get it, the abuse of power
ever so small
used to terrorise the weak.
well done bob.

Kenneth2816
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Re: I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise

#3 Post by Kenneth2816 » 23 Jun 2019, 17:24

No longer in that environment, but there are bosses I've had who are still breathing only because I have a fear of prison

BobBradshaw
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Re: I Can Make You Grateful For A 1% Yearly Raise

#4 Post by BobBradshaw » 24 Jun 2019, 20:07

Thx for commenting...
Ken, I know how you feel

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