Next Stop - Part III

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Submitted: May 25, 2016

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Part III

The office building where Alfred Mora works at, is in lower Manhattan not far from City Hall, the Criminal Courts building and the Brooklyn Bridge, at 45 Broadway.  The maintenance manager, Jonathan Wilson, has an office in the basement, where he is presently seated at his desk going over the work schedule, when Alfred walks in.

“Morning, Boss.” Mora.

Wilson looks up, “Okay Mora, come out with it, you have that look on your face.”

“I’m sick I need Friday off so I can go to the doctor.” Mora.

“You’re so full of it.  What you are is a substance abuser, an alcoholic, and a lazy bum.  You want off to go drink and drug up, only you’ve used up all your sick days, so you have to come and ask for a personal day.  A personal day puts money in your pocket.  Tell me I’m wrong.” Wilson.

“You’re right, Mister Wilson.  Only I really am sick and have no sick days left.” Mora.

“Your work has slowed down to a crawl, not here, you’re not missed.  But I’ll give you your P.day in exchange.” Wilson.

“In exchange for what?” Mora.

“I haven’t been able to reach you friend, Sam.  Get a hold of him, the company gave me the slot back, he’s back on the payroll.” Wilson.

“Ah, you don’t want him he’s a bum now, homeless and riding the subway.  He smells.”  “And he would be a perfumed bubble bath back on the job next to you.  Find him and you get your day.” Wilson.

“Isn’t this extortion?” Mora.

“What it is should be is termination.” Wilson.

 

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End of Part III


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