When the law clerk found out that she was going to be the victim of a layoff, she was pissed. She decided, not having any choice, that she would accede to their wishes, but she was a rascal at heart and was not going to go off quietly into the night. She was bound and determined to leave a bit of chaos trailing behind her departure.
Her last day was two weeks hence, and she planned to continue to maintain her friendly demeanor. She was quite tech savvy and on her final day with the firm, she hacked into the server and changed everyone’s network passwords. And sure enough, the day after she left, chaos did, indeed, ensue.
Apparently one of the senior partners suspected, given the timing of her departure, that she was behind the damage to all of the firm’s precious electronic data. He called her and, without accusing her directly, but knowing she was a technical whiz kid, asked her if she would be willing to troubleshoot the computer glitch. He promised to reinstate her if she would offer to help the firm out.
She said she would if they would put it in writing that her job would be secure for at least two more years and if her salary was bumped up by 25 percent.
She was back at work the next day. Harmony and order at the firm were restored.
Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (clerk), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (layoff), Your Daily Word Prompt (accede), Ragtag Daily Prompt (rascal), E.M.’s random Word Prompt (trailing), Word of the Day Challenge (friendly), and My Vivid Blog (password.