Staff Meeting, The Best Restaurant In Town!

It’s staff meeting day today, so I’m off to do some laps on the treadmill in anticipation. This will be my third staff meeting since being hired, and I now know exactly what to expect: enough food and pie to make Thanksgiving dinner look like a coffee break at Weight Watchers. That’s really all that I remember from my first two meetings. Today, however, the agenda might actually be meatier than the menu because the Big Cheese (sorry, there’s just an overabundance of food imagery running through my brain at this point) just announced an organization-wide restructuring—the sort of corporate blood-letting that has most of my co-workers wailing and gnashing their teeth. Me, I’m a part time employee with four months worth of service. If my job evaporates while the pot gets stirred, I won’t be crying for too long. It’s like that song lyric—“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.” I don’t have much to loose here. If I were laid off I could walk away with no hard feelings and maybe do something a little more ambitious. You know, clean the house or something. Maybe even the hamster cage.

But I would miss those staff meetings. Or at least the refreshments.

I’d better go hike now. I made the mistake of eating breakfast already and need to work off some calories before meeting time.

P.S. – Phil, if you have any luck getting your mom to care for your potted plant, let me know. Maybe I can use that strategy on my ficus.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jona
    Sep 21, 2005 @ 11:06:00

    Hey, we have the same ambition!


  2. FTS
    Sep 21, 2005 @ 16:23:00

    Isn't it a great feeling to know you can walk without a second thought?I have a sudden craving for a snack… now see what you did…


  3. OldHorsetailSnake
    Sep 22, 2005 @ 10:43:00

    Getting Mom to take care of the ficus!! Ho, Ho, Amanda, good shot.


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