Not Pulling Your Weight

“We need to discuss your work performance, Mack,” Charles said. “You’re not pulling your weight around here. You’re behaving like a malingerer, calling in sick, arriving late, leaving early, falling asleep on the job. I was doing your mother a favor by taking you on, but I can’t continue to make allowances for you. You’re a brash young man, Mack, and you have potential, but you’re lazy and you just don’t fit in here. I’m going to have to let you go.”

“C’mon, Charlie,” Mack said. “We all need an outlet, right. I mean after all, you’re screwing my Mom, right? That’s your outlet. My old man’s outlet is a bottle of vodka, and if he found out that you and my mom are dirty dancing, he’d probably smash a bottle over your scumbag head. So how about we come to an understanding, huh? You let me continue to work here, give me a fifty percent bump in pay, and I won’t rat you out to my dad, who’d probably off both you and my Mom if he knew what was going on.”

“That’s an exquisite idea, Mack,” Charles said, clearing his throat. “You’re going to go far with our company.”


Written for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (discuss), Word of the Day Challenge (malinger), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (outlet), The Daily Spur (allowance), Your Daily Word Prompt (brash), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (vodka) and My Vivid Blog (exquisite).

7 thoughts on “Not Pulling Your Weight

  1. Marleen September 20, 2022 / 9:46 pm

    😳 I guess Mack might as well
    get something positive out of it?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Nope, Not Pam September 21, 2022 / 4:25 am

    He needs a good thumping

    Liked by 1 person

  3. leigha66 September 24, 2022 / 11:05 pm

    Some people have it and some people blackmail their way to the top.

    Liked by 1 person

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