meeting room table
“I think this is a mistake, but I got moved to this department.” There were five people in the room sitting near the round table. I quietly gather my stuff, and sat in the nearest seat, right next to Jacob Rod.
“Yeah, that is a mistake.” Jacob Rod says, while reading the newspaper for today. How rude can he possibly be!
“Shut up, Jacob. If the board says it, then it’s true. Also if you don’t know my name it’s Freddy Palms. It would be a pleasure to work with you.” Sitting across from me, a very cheerful friendly man says. OH MY GOD! This man was the fastest man in this company to strive to the top. He is my role model!
Suddenly, my boss walks in. Boss Fernando looks at all the boys, then back at me.
“You are fifteen minutes late, Ms. Graff. We were all waiting for you. ” He stiffly says with a concerned face, “Do you want to lose your job on the first day?” Anxiety and fear creeped into me. I gulped.
“N-No sir. I won’t do it again.” While saying this, Jacob laughs to himself, while staring at the newspaper.
“Good,” Fernando then turns to Jacob who is STILL reading the newspaper, “Does this amuse you, Jacob?!”
“No Fernando. But all I know is that this woman can’t even last five minutes without getting into trouble. You should just fire her now instead of later.” Jacob proclaims. This time, I could feel the sweat forming on my face. I can’t afford to lose this job!
The quiet man who was drinking his cup of coffee in the farthest seat since I walked in, finally spoke.
“I don’t usually agree with Jacob, but I think he may be right. We can’t afford silliness in this department.” A low voice, echoed the room. Defeated, I looked down. I can’t believe I am being fired by Jacob and this random person. Any other day, but I can’t get fired today. I rose up to my feet without thinking.
“Stop talking nonsense. We have work to do. Unless you want to get fired yourself, then keep talking.” Everything came bursting out my mouth without thinking. Everyone stared, shocked. For a while, no one spoke.
The coffee man spoke first, “Feisty..”
“Well you heard her, Garrett. No one is going to be fired unless they don’t do their job. And you may sit now, Molly.” Realizing this, I could feel my face blushing like crazy and I quickly sat back down.
And the only time I wanted Jacob to not look up, he did. And he laughed. Again.
To be continued…