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April 15, 2024

Corporate Knife Fight

By Mike Zone

Corporate Knife Fight

When you accept a promotion, you don't want
triple production
build a department from the ground up, only to be hindered at
very pivotal unnecessary turns in the process
sometimes it's limited access to technology
or some power hungry narcissistic high school kid that never grew up
maybe you found hair in some concentrate and shatter
perhaps it was the mold growing on the medical grade wax
or the fact you couldn't inventory something because someone
didn't put the name in the system and didn't want you to even
though you could
then there was your boss' boss
the one who flew in on a private jet
who rode his motorcycle in
looking like a sons of anarchy reject
covered in almost cartoonishly satirical tough guy tattoos
yet not man enough to confront you
he yells at your boss
who yells at you
in front of everyone
"Face the wall! Eyes down on the scale! No talking!"
that's when you turn evidence into the state
comply with everything for about a week
then jot an email
to your boss's boss
director of east coast operations
taking your whole crew with you

Article © Mike Zone. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-01-10
Image(s) are public domain.
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