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The Circus

Once upon a time, there was a town full of masked people. The most popular attraction of this town was The Good Old Circus, situated in the town square. It employed highly talented people from all across the world. A council of high masters handpicked the best performers and presented them to the public every […]

Good Enough

The eyes of propriety on Monday morning gasped at the sight of Catherine sprinting along Cheapside, elbowing the townies who crossed her path. A tiny poodle took offense at this rogue behavior and bit off the bottom hem of her trousers. The coffee Catherine held so dearly spilled onto her wrinkled white blouse. With no […]

The Dismissive Avoidant Employee

I am cool, calm, and collected. I keep my emotions in check. In general, I like my colleagues. They are more or less intelligent people. Are they smarter than me? I might keep quiet on this point. That all said, I keep my distance. I don’t believe in creating close emotional bonds with people. Doing […]

The Anxious Employee

My head spins each time I walk out of my boss’ office. It is hard to get him to speak more than one sentence. Be it a presentation. A feedback session. Or just generally anything. He barely communicates. My boss goes out of his way to strike up a conversation on only two occasions. When […]

The Critical Boss

My actions are the source of a lot of whispers in this office. Why? Because I like to criticise. Business runs on one big secret. All employees tie their self-worth to their work. Most see their identity as being inseparable from their jobs. Me included. But being a boss means my words hold power over […]

The Privileged Boss

My VERY EXPENSIVE noise-cancellation headphones can no longer block the whispers. The team members feel a particular disdain for me. They think I have had it easy. It is true that life bestowed privilege upon me. I went to a private school. I have never had to think twice before spending my money. Business class […]

The Self-Made Boss

I am sick of the whispers. My team thinks I don’t hear them. I do. They despise my working style. Some wonder why I work so hard. Others laugh at my to-do list. Most criticize my high standards.   I don’t want to justify myself. But I will express. I work hard because that is all […]

Crack in the Wall

She gave it a second thought. Scrap it. She barged into his office. “This whole thing sucks,” she said. He shifted his glance from the pile of papers on his desk to her tense face. She could feel his eyes screaming, what is it this time? “I don’t feel like coming to work anymore,” she said. […]

The Stairway to Love

Throbbing head. Wrenched gut. She knew this feeling. She had just a couple of minutes before the sensation would spread from her gut, through her veins, and reach her heart. The paralysis was impending. Breathe in. Breathe out. The monster first appeared two months ago. In her bedroom. It had the courtesy to introduce itself […]

The Promotion

Dear Diary, It has been a week now since I got promoted. How does it feel? When it came through, at that very moment, I was happy. Or at least that is what I thought then. A barrage of accolades came my way. Matt bought me some champagne. It is a good thing that the […]