by A Serviceable Villain
Friday, February 27, 2009
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'you get kicked upstairs'
Here come old manager
They got skeptical eye
“Do your work right”
“We’re cutting you back
to thirty-hours- no
benefits, all lies.“
You’re assigned a number
Much easier to get a
finger pointed at- it’s
all done in mechanical
fashion; them’s the breaks
All work together right now.
Show-up everyday at the same
time- a bagged production
from nine to five; no lunch
‘cause you’re on the American
Plan; do your job in a cubicle
feel the work disease.
When your usefulness runs out
you get kicked upstairs; to
save yourself- robotically
kiss the boss’s ass; but still
have to go through the annual
review to get your zero percent raise .
Roller-coaster your way for forty
five years- forget the pension or
the 401k; collect your social
security and continue to work
until you’re six-feet dead; have
the pleasure of being disassembled.
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|Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
|Hummmm.....work ethics are an admirable quality
But...Gettin The Shaft By A Big Wig....
It Is A True Reality, and sometimes they give a nice watch (ahh-hem)
Now I hear That Song....Take This Job & Shove It....
Peace, Love & Poetry
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|When your usefulness runs out,
you get kicked upstairs
I think most of my bosses came out of your assembly line.
|Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello
Sadly this is so true. "When your usefulness runs out...you get kicked...to get your 0% increase." Increased workload but no increase pay, and no more "loyalty" checks awarded. The best one can get at Christmas is a company calendar. Wow.
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|A woeful word picture you paint dear Lance!
I hope you don't let the present misery make
you too defeatest...Well written...
|Reviewed by Linda Hill
I've seen many lose their jobs as of late, many factories closing down in my area. It sad. People who have worked hard for 25 to 30 yrs. are now unemployed. Many are depressed, not knowing how they'll pay the rent or buy groceries for the family. Lord help us all!
Blessings and huggs,
|Reviewed by John Flanagan
Sharp, poignant and shooting straight; again, for me, the use of language is highly significant, that fluency you engender, clipped and pointed as done fingernails but without the gloss. This is painful, real and true. Bravo!
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|That is a sobering look at the way it is for many, Robert. Sad! Thank you. Love and peace to you,
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|Looks like you've been assimilated into the Borg where resistance is futile...ed|
|Reviewed by George Carroll
|Felt like I was one of those all my life. Great insight into todays big business and the carrot you are always chasing and few ever get it.|
|Reviewed by 000 000
|Exceptional writing of the times...zero percent raise..I am due for mine next month.
No need to read between the lines on this writing!
|Reviewed by Gene Williamson
|Excellent, Robert L. Honest--sadly, you tell it like it is.
I think maybe J'nia has a good idea. -gene.
|Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
|Oh man! ain't it true. And kissing the bosses _____ seems to be a knee-jerk reaction these days, or perhaps it has always been so. I like your picture, very appropriate as reminds me of the Borg, and becoming part of the collective, and of having no choice in the matter. I wonder what would happen if every worker in America went on strike for a week. If we caused the "machinery" to halt, would we then see who has the power? I think maybe. I think it is worth a concerted effort. Blessings, J'nia|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
|Great writing, Lance; well done! You never disappoint!
(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D