Business Lesson

She bounced into his office, her face beaming. This was her first big promotion, her first real chance. And he’d given it to her. “You wanted to see me?”

He grinned at her, then scowled. “What are you so excited about? We have work to do.”

“Sorry,” she sat down, then held out a file. “I brought you the draft Lansley report. My comments are in red.”

He took it. “Okay. So I need you to look at the new State regulations and get me some feedback on how we can respond to them. I have a meeting about them tomorrow at eleven, so I need your comments by ten. Can you do that?”

“No problem,” she said. She smiled at him happily.

“And quit grinning,” he said. “This isn’t a party.”

“Yes sir.” So, she thought wearily, the first lesson is to act like you’re not having fun.

Copyright ©2013 Loretta Miles Tollefson

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