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Life on The Shit List (reposted)

they had another meeting
while I was out to lunch
I didn’t get the memo
but I got a growing hunch

no longer on the “A” team
not currently ‘in-the-know’
left outside the mainstream
where trepidation grows

the empty corner office
the one I thought I’d get
they filled it with a novice
the boss’s friend, I’ll bet

watercooler chatter
gets silent when I walk by
those who used to matter
no longer meet my eye

I scan my empty inbox
check my plastic tray
seconds tick by on the clock
nothing new today

projects I finished in the past
the ones they liked so much
no longer meet their standards
and I haven’t lost my touch

I used to be their ‘hitter’
the one who fixed it all
but now I’ve lost my glitter
so I’m standing in the hall

waiting for the HR rep
and trying not to cry
they’re bringing out my pink slip
and if you wonder why

It all boils down to vices
how dirty can you play?
where virtue is a crisis
they will not let you stay

theft and lies and office sex
a thousand other scams
if you’re not on the wagon
you’ll soon be on the tram

nepotism, fascism and cronies
the cliques that rule the day
the ruling class of phonies
will have the final say

for all my true integrity
no one said it’s fair
it’s all been such a travesty
and no one really cares

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It’s not fun.
It’s ugly.

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  • Katya Lavorovna
    Katya Lavorovnaalmost 3 years ago

    This was featured somewhere. I apologize that I can’t remember where. I reposted it so if anyone wants to read it again they can.

    Thanks again,

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 3 years ago

    Katya, this write is so good, it is exactly how i have found my work life, as hell, so my dear, i have read every word snd it tings bells in my brain……all love and my thank you …Normaje

  • Thank you, and I’m so sorry you’ve had that experience. You are not at all alone. I expound on the subject here , if you’re interested.

    – Katya Lavorovna

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersalmost 3 years ago

    Brilliant!! . . .

  • Thank you!

    – Katya Lavorovna

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 2 years ago

    Katya, you have a command with straight portrayal , this is written excellently


  • Thank you, Laura!

    – Katya Lavorovna

  • Robert Taylor
    Robert Taylorover 2 years ago

    That’s brilliant Katya……

  • Thank you, Robert!

    – Katya Lavorovna

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangert11 months ago

    A great piece of writing, from personal experience???

  • Hi, and thanks for your comment. I have seen so much pure evil in the workplace. It is one of the places where people act out the monstrous stuff they have on the inside. (behind the wheel is another….)

    – Katya Lavorovna

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