Dogs 2013

INCOMPLETE STAF WORK
(1/18/13)


they are
adults

they know
what needs
to be done

they know
what portion
of the total
task
is their
responsibility

still
jobs are left
unfinished

or sometimes
worse
only half-assed
finished

they arrive
late

take
long breaks

handle
private texts
personal calls
social messaging
during business
hours

take
long lunches

begin departing
before 5pm

always trimming
minutes away
from their
eight hour
days

they seem
to think
that some
second shift
of serendipity
will bail out
their substandard
performance

there are
so few
of us

I would think
that they could
look around them
and estimate
the ratio
of that improbability

I would think
that they would
realize
that their productive
individual efforts
would benefit us
all

they only want
to work less
and to be paid
more

still
they each believe
that they are
irreplaceable
invaluable
assets
to this company

they are
like drunks
denying drinking
but stinking
nonetheless
of alcohol

they reek
of binge
incompetence

they would
mistype

misfile

mislay

their own
death certificates
if they were
alive
to do so

forever undead
haunting my existence
with things left
undone

~

enough
of that

I should
get back
to work