Executive Decisions

by Simon Stratton

It was five-thirty on a Friday and time to go home, but I had to consider who I was going to promote this year. There was only one position and two people had applied. Jill, who was a competent employee, had walked dog poo through my house when I had held a social evening a few months ago. However, on the plus side, she had remarked positively on my light-hearted poster for the event. John, the other applicant, was easily the hardest working and proactive member of my team. Then again, he hadn't laughed at my witty comment in the office Christmas card, so... maybe I had missed something.


Simon Stratton, author of The Breakup, attended Manchester University.