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I Lost My Job: I ask my father to help me out. :-)
Posted by Katie, Oct 29, 2007. 4948 views. ID = 252

I Lost My Job

Posted by Katie, Oct 29, 2007. 4948 views. ID = 252
This post was written in 8 minutes.
Well, not quite what the writing prompt asked for, but still...
This post has been awarded 44 stars by 11 readers.

Dear Dad,

I'm not quite sure how to say this, but I was fired from work today. I have no excuses. My boss just decided I was being too silly, so my employment was terminated. How was I supposed to know that I was being unprofessional? I know what you're going to say. Yes, this has been happening all too often lately, but I really can't help myself. It's hard not to be silly when I know I'm just going to get fired anyway. I might as well enjoy myself while I can.

Anyway, I was kind of hoping you could have a chat with my boss. If you could just say that I'm a good worker and a reliable person, I’m sure I’d get hired back. You always project an air of wisdom, and I know that she would listen to your advice. I'll try not to be quite so silly next time, I promise. I realize how important it is to have a steady job, especially with school expenses.

Speaking of school expenses, since I am a college student with bills to pay and books to buy, I was wondering if you could lend me some money. At least until Mom decides to hire me back tomorrow.


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Oct 29, 2007
Mwaha! I saw what was coming...but it was still funny. :)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Oct 29, 2007

Josiah T.
Oct 29, 2007
lol! Funny! I'd probably be in the same boat too, if I decided to be silly! :-P
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Oct 29, 2007

Oct 29, 2007
Hey your mom would not be able to run the store without you.
   ~Posted by Mathax, Oct 29, 2007

Oct 30, 2007
not varey original. plus I saw it comming from a mile aways. plus it is kind of dull.
   ~Posted by death_shadow, Oct 30, 2007

Nov 2, 2007
thanks. I like this one too! :)
   ~Posted by Ingrid, Nov 2, 2007

Michael K
Nov 3, 2007
I think this is the line that gives away the ending...

"Tell her that I'm a good worker and a reliable person. You have a lot of sway with her, and I know she'll listen to your advice."

The combination of a female boss, and one that the dad has a lot of sway with sort of gives it away.

If you can "distance" the father from the boss and/or avoid giving away the boss's gender, that will help hide your ending.
   ~Posted by Michael K, Nov 3, 2007

Josiah T.
Mar 15, 2008
Ah yes, I like this one much better. MK was right, You have a lot of sway with her gave it a way a lot. And the breaks make it easier to read. Nice job! :-)
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Mar 15, 2008

Mar 15, 2008
Thanks JT! :-)
And thanks to Michael K. for the advice! :-)
   ~Posted by Katie, Mar 15, 2008

May 8, 2009
you are a really good writer. I really like your work.

   ~Posted by mj1995, May 8, 2009

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