Like always he turned out to be a moron.

She absolutely despised him.

She wanted to escape this place, as soon as possible.

Rachel took a deep breath to calm down. She couldn’t believe how lecherous he could be.

She read the lines, in front, repeatedly… she had written and read them many times over last few days…   

But she knew she had to do it now. She pressed the send button before she could change her mind.

The appraisal meeting with her boss didn’t go well… she never expected it to be…
She was tired of his advances… Rachel knew he will twist everything to make her vulnerable.

Now with the resignation mail sent, she felt little better…more so because she had also remembered to mark the mail to the HR head, Director, Vice President and the CEO… Rachel made sure people knew why she was resigning.   

Written for ABC Wednesday Round Fifteen for the letter A. My word for A is Appraisal. 
Also my Day 15 post for UBC July ’14.

Tina Basu

26 Comments on Short Fiction – The Meeting

  1. Leslie:
    July 15, 2014 at 11:51 pm (5 years ago)

    I agree…what happens now?

    abcw team

  2. embarkwithmythoughts
    July 15, 2014 at 11:51 pm (5 years ago)

    Sad and true. There are lot of similar people who have to quit but at times there voices are heard too! Hope they hears hers too. Good read Tina 🙂

  3. Anmol Rawat
    July 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm (5 years ago)

    She has a bright future ahead 🙂
    That's what I would like to think.

  4. Sophie Bowns
    July 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm (5 years ago)

    I loved your extract. I'd really like to read more!

    July 15, 2014 at 11:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Whoa! Got us all hanging on! Waiting for the next chapter! Cool!

  6. Roger Owen Green
    July 16, 2014 at 1:42 am (5 years ago)

    TOTALLY believable, unfortunately.

  7. Usha Menon
    July 16, 2014 at 4:25 am (5 years ago)

    She took the right step.Brave girl!

  8. Rajlakshmi
    July 16, 2014 at 8:36 am (5 years ago)

    I am glad she let others know too. Hope she will do well for herself.

  9. Zoe Brener
    July 16, 2014 at 8:37 am (5 years ago)

    🙂 I am waiting til they make me redundant due to shortage of work. Sigh, there is too much work. And I have told all of them the truth about who they are, in detail. And yet, no shortage of work. 🙂

  10. Reader Wil
    July 16, 2014 at 9:36 am (5 years ago)

    Rachel is a wise girl!! I should do the same… but what now??
    Wil, ABCW Team.

  11. Tina Basu
    July 16, 2014 at 9:53 am (5 years ago)

    Exactly Anmol

  12. Tina Basu
    July 16, 2014 at 9:54 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks Sophie, I'll have more on this

  13. Tina Basu
    July 16, 2014 at 9:55 am (5 years ago)

    She will be at peace!!

  14. Tina Basu
    July 16, 2014 at 9:59 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks Roger.

  15. Tina Basu
    July 16, 2014 at 9:59 am (5 years ago)

    Thanks Usha ji

  16. Tina Basu
    July 16, 2014 at 10:00 am (5 years ago)

    yeah.. it's good to to send a mail that goes as a boom!!

  17. Tina Basu
    July 16, 2014 at 10:00 am (5 years ago)

    haha… quite same here too Zoe

  18. Tina Basu
    July 16, 2014 at 10:01 am (5 years ago)

    just go ahead and do it… I'll take some inspiration from Rachel myself!!!

  19. Soumya
    July 16, 2014 at 3:48 pm (5 years ago)

    So smart of her to mark the others. She did the right thing! 🙂

  20. magiceye
    July 17, 2014 at 1:30 am (5 years ago)

    Short and crisp – a good read/1

  21. Dinesh Radhakrishnan
    July 18, 2014 at 11:27 am (5 years ago)

    Hi Tina,

    That indeed a bold step to say "NO" and Quit, rather trying to bear the non-sense of working with morons, for the sake of saving the job. Very shortly narrated, but conveys the message.

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