Morale is always down and the complaining is always up no matter where you work. In this case you work in an office on the 3rd floor. You know things are not better anywhere else because the green pastures elsewhere you hear about through the rumor mill don’t exist.
Besides, if you were somewhere else you would not have a note on the fridge about a fellow employee taking Marvin’s Stromboli. The fact somebody took it is not good. That does not help morale. As a middle manager, you know you have no authority to do much of anything. Your job is to keep the morale of your team up and things like this are not good. You also know that when the boss tells you to make some discreet inquires about the missing sandwich you have to do it. This is not the first food related item to go missing though this is the first you have heard of it. When she wants to you identify the serial food taker by the close of business you know this Monday is worse than normal.
Featuring some adult language and plenty of humor this short story written in the second person works very well. Filled with characters that work in every environment, Morale Was Down is quirky and a good read.
Morale Was Down
39 Pages (estimated)
Material supplied by the author in exchange for my objective review.
Kevin R. Tipple ©2014