The Interview

4F1EAD2C-760E-46DB-B373-23A62D19FF91The interview was interrupted when his administrative assistant’s voice came over the desk phone’s speaker. “Mr. Cummings, your call from Tokyo is on the line. Do you want to take it now?”

Alan Cummings, the head of human resources, looked over at Andrea and said, “I’m sorry, dear, but I have to take this call. You can wait right outside my office and we’ll pick things back up when I’m done.”

Andrea felt that the interview had gone pretty well so far. Cummings was assembling a task force of assistant department heads to address the high turnover rate the company was experiencing and Andrea had been one of those assistants that Cummings had called in to interview for a spot on the task force.

Andrea had worked hard to get to where she was in the company and it would mean the world to her to be appointed to the task force. She had an outstanding record and thought that being able to participate on the task force would put her on the fast track toward senior management.

“You may go back in now, Andrea,” the administrative assistant said.

Andrea straightened her skirt, entered Mr. Cummings’ office, and sat back down on the couch. She couldn’t help but notice how Mr. Cummings was eyeing her as she walked in and sat down. Much to her surprise, he moved out from behind his desk and sat down beside her on the couch.

Cummings put his hand on Andrea’s knee and said, “I’ve never really noticed what a supple body you have, Andrea.” He wink at her and his hand slowly moved up her thigh and underneath her skirt. “You’ll make a fine addition to our task force, my dear, and I’m very excited about how closely together we’ll be working,” he said, a lecherous grin sporting his face.

Andrea stiffened up. She removed Cummings’ hand from her leg and jumped up off the couch. “Your turnover problem just got worse, Mr. Cummings,” she said. “And your legal problems are just beginning.”

Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are skirt, record, and Tokyo. Also for Teresa’s Opposites Attract Challenge using the antonyms supple and stiffened. And also for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (wait), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (turnover), Word of the Day Challenge (world), and Your Daily Word Prompt (participate).

9 thoughts on “The Interview

  1. lindakempwriter April 15, 2019 / 3:26 pm

    Yeah!! Well done Andrea. Mr Cummings is a dick.

    Great story!


  2. The Haunted Wordsmith April 15, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    Great piece (and too often true)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Marleen April 15, 2019 / 8:42 pm

    “Your turnover problem just got worse, Mr. Cummings,” she said. “And your legal problems are just beginning.”

    Good ending!

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.