Glares pierced his back as he walked in.
It was only his third week and already he was on someone’s bad side.
He didn’t know what he had done.
He rehearsed every action he’d taken from the time he began working there.
Had he not spoke one morning? Had he forgotten to ask for permission before he took his scheduled break?
What had he done?
As he was about to open his locker, a note was posted on it:
“Watch your back slob!”
He didn’t know who could have posted it.
He removed the note and placed it in his locker with his stuff.
A coworker came in the break room as he was leaving out.
She scowled and said “What are you still doing here? I’d have thought your ass would be gone by now.”
He looked away and continued out the door.
He thought, “What did I do to her?”
Now he was nervous.
It seemed as if everyone was against him.
Yet, he didn’t know what he did wrong.
His boss walked up to him and whispered in his ear:
“Get your butt in my office, now!”
Oh great. What had he done to deserve this punishment?